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Alcoholism in Montana Continues to Worry Officials

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alcoholism-montanaRecent events have caused officials to be concerned about the population of Butte, Montana and those struggling with addiction. Most recently, a homeless man in Butte died after police found that he was struggling with severe withdrawals from alcohol. According to this article in ABC Fox Montana, “medical experts said nearly 1 in 20 people suffer from alcoholism and the detox process can be lethal if not done properly.”

Unfortunately for those in Montana and for countless others around the world, the disease of addiction does not discriminate. Alcohol addiction can affect anyone. Young, old, rich, or poor.

Director of the Montana Chemical Dependency Center, Dr. Mark Catalnello, said, “After watching it day and night for years now, all I can tell you is this is definitely a disease phenomenon and needs to be treated like one.”

Those that struggle with the disease of addiction to alcohol become reliant on liquor in order for their body to function properly. Because their bodies have developed such a dependency, they need the alcohol to function both mentally and physically.

That is why detoxing off of alcohol must be done in a safe and caring environment. When someone who struggles with alcohol addiction no longer has the alcohol present in their body, there are a variety of withdrawal symptoms that occur. A person can become dehydrated, they can regurgitate anything present in the body, and the body may also experience seizures.

At New Directions for Women we can help women, women with children, and pregnant women in any trimester detox safely from drugs and alcohol. Our caring staff work in conjunction with specialized OBGYNs to help pregnant women detox safely from drugs or alcohol. Our calm, and tranquil environment also has a special detox home to help women detox from their dependency to drugs and alcohol. After safely detoxing, our women enter into the residential phase of addiction treatment at New Directions for Women where they receive the tools that they need to live a life of recovery.

New Directions for Women is a treatment facility located in California that offers help for alcohol dependency to women of all ages, pregnant women in any trimester, and women with children. Founded in 1977, our courageous and visionary founders asked for the help of Newport Beach Junior League members to fulfill their vision of a tranquil home-like facility that would treat women with dignity and respect. Our caring admissions counselors are available 24/7 to take your call and answer any questions you may have on getting help. Reach us by phone at 800-93-WOMEN. We can help. Stay in the loop with New Directions for Women by connecting with us on Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn.

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