Information on Hickory Treatment Clinics
In Hickory, North Carolina, a local newspaper recently reported a case in which a 54-year-old man was accused of shooting his younger brother to death. According to the suspect’s mother, he was taking Xanax, a prescription used to treat anxiety disorder, and had been drinking most of the day.
According to an article originally published in a French medical journal, drugs such as Xanax can produce side effects that include “hostility, rage access with feeling of invulnerability, serious crimes and sometimes homicides.” Furthermore, alcohol intensifies these symptoms.
It is highly inadvisable to mix alcohol with any kind of prescription or OTC medication, because interactions can be serious and unpredictable. Those with alcohol dependency on top of psychological issues often cannot help themselves, however.
Family intervention may be necessary in order to avoid tragedy.
Alcoholism and Mental Illness
Although virtually anyone can develop alcohol or drug dependency given the right circumstances, in many cases there is an underlying psychosis or neurosis involved. Most rehabilitation programs in Hickory include psychological treatment in order to address these issues.
Items to Take to a Recovery Program
Most treatment centers ask patients to bring sufficient clothing, grooming and hygiene articles, reading materials, and important personal items. Things that are usually prohibited include:
- Mouthwash, aftershave or perfume containing alcohol
- Inappropriate clothing (particularly revealing items)
- Cell phones
- Inappropriate reading material (the center can advise you on this matter)
Find a Recovery Program in Hickory
Once you or a family member has decided to get treatment for substance abuse, the next step is to find a recovery program in Hickory.
If you aren’t sure where to turn, please call us and a counselor will put you in contact with a recovery program.