Guide to Concord Rehabilitation Centers
Recently, the Concord, New Hampshire Police Department began setting up “sobriety checkpoints” along major streets and highways around the city. On the first night of the program, a total of 360 vehicles were stopped and sobriety tests were administered to 13 drivers – resulting in two DUI arrests.
Drunk driving fatalities have decreased by about 50 percent nationwide between 1991 and 2010. That’s the good news. The bad news is that in the state of New Hampshire, there were still 45 deaths in 2010 attributable to intoxicated drivers.
The immediate dangers of alcohol consumption include its effects on the brain and nervous system. Judgment and reflexes, both of which are necessary to operate any kind of machinery, are significantly impaired.
A person who is physically and psychologically dependent on alcohol is far more likely to get behind the wheel when intoxicated. That is only one of the consequences of alcoholism but because it affects others, it is often the most serious.
If you are having difficulty controlling your drinking, professional help may be necessary. Checking into a rehab center in Concord is a decision that can save your own life as well the lives of others.
Items to Take to Rehab
Once you have chosen a treatment center, you will most likely be told what to bring – and what to leave at home. Some rehab centers have different policies about this; information is usually available on the facility’s website or by speaking with an admissions counselor.
What to Expect in Treatment
Deciding to get sober is the first, and often most difficult part of recovery. Once in treatment, a patient will usually receive or have access to the following:
- Medication: To help the patient overcome the craving for alcohol
- Group therapy: To allow the patient to discuss their feelings and experiences with addiction and recovery
- Psychological treatment: To address any underlying issues that may have led to the addiction
- 12-step groups: To provide community (an important part of recovery)
Get in Touch With Rehab Clinics in Concord
Once you have made a commitment to sobriety, help is only a phone call away. Call one of our counselors today to get in touch with a rehab clinic in Concord.