17.6 million Americans abuse, or are dependant/addicted
to alcohol. One of these people may be a family
member of yours, someone you care about or someone you
employee. There are many good reasons to get the
alcoholic or alcohol dependant person treatment immediately.
Accidents — Alcohol-related motor vehicle crashes kill
someone every 30 minutes and injure someone every 2
minutes. 41% of all traffic-related deaths are alcohol
related. Americans self-report 120 million episodes of
alcohol impaired driving each year! 17,419 of those
episodes resulted in death in 2002.
Co-morbities of depression, other mental health
disorders — People who use or abuse alcohol often suffer
from depression or other mental illness. 37% of those
who are dependent upon alcohol have a co-occurring mental
Drinking-related medical conditions — Those who are
alcohol dependent run a higher risk of liver disease,
and various forms of cancer, including breast cancer.
They are also more likely to be injured by falling.
In 2000, there were approximately 85,000 deaths
attributable to either excessive or risky drinking in
the U.S., making alcohol the third leading actual cause
More than statistics, these numbers represent people.
These people, and you the people who are close to them,
are the reason that we created DetoxResources.
We, at DetoxResources, have put a lot of thought
into what you need to understand about alcoholism and
the alcohol addicted individual who might be in need of
alcohol treatment. Take a moment to read the brief
descriptions of the sections that make up
DetoxResources and let us know if you don't find
what you need.
Key articles and downloadable PDFs detox from alcohol,
marijuana, opiates, cocaine and other drugs.
Detox Treatment Facilities
The most successful treatment for alcoholism comes
through professional help. This section will help you
locate alcoholism treatment in your area and across the
Sometimes you just need to talk to others who are going
through what you are experiencing. Because alcoholism
has been a taboo topic for so long, it can sometimes be
difficult to know where to turn to find others who
understand. This online community is designed to help
with connect people with each other.
Searching for a book, tape or DVD on detoxing from
alcohol or other drugs? We know these products can be hard to
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story behind it. What lead to the creation of this site?
What makes it a trustworthy source? Here you will find
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