Explore Missoula (MT) Recovery Services
Located in scenic western Montana, the community of Missoula recently had cause for celebration and civic pride. In July of 2012, a groundbreaking ceremony was held to mark the beginning of a new inpatient chemical dependency treatment center. Funding for the project is conditional, requiring that 51 percent of the facility’s resources be directed toward assisting low- and moderate-income individuals.
According to the director of the Western Montana Mental Health Center, which is behind the new treatment facility, driving under the influence has become a major problem in the community – particularly among young people.
Operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol poses a serious danger to yourself and others – but if you have an alcohol dependency issue, you may no longer be in control of your actions.
It is time to seek professional help.
If you are a drinker who sometimes cannot recall what happened the night before, you should be very concerned. “Blackouts” are one of the most significant signs of alcoholism.
What You Need to Ask Before Enrolling in a Treatment Program
Alcohol can be as habit-forming as any narcotic. When alcohol is suddenly unavailable to an alcoholic, the person may experience serious withdrawal symptoms. According to the National Institutes of Health, these withdrawal symptoms may include:
- Anxiety, depression and/or excessive moodiness
- Mental impairment
- Sweating and clamminess
- Loss of appetite
- Tremors (the “shakes”)
- Tachycardia (accelerated heart rate)
- Hallucinations and nightmares
Treating these symptoms may require medication. You should find out ahead of time if such medication is available through the treatment program, or if you will need to “detox” at a medical facility such as a hospital.