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Any of the States that border the country of Mexico are at risk for having more problems with illegal drugs, both in the areas of availability and usage. However, geographical location or any other reason for that matter should never be used as an excuse.
After all, alcohol is a legal drug. What excuse do 2,188 of 6,690 New Mexico residents who were surveyed have for their alcohol addiction? What about the 742 residents who admitted to using both alcohol and another drug? Of all the drugs listed in the survey-cocaine, both smoked and used in other ways, marijuana, heroin, and methamphetamine (meth)-alcohol use was admitted to by the most people.
There are probably as many excuses for substance abuse of any kind as there are those who have a substance abuse problem. In the case of alcohol addiction, these excuses can range from, "It's not really considered a drug because it's legal to buy it/use it if you're old enough" to "Well, at least I don't do cocaine/marijuana/heroin/methamphetamine."
Alcohol is considered a drug; for that matter, nicotine is also a drug. Also, addiction is addiction, no matter what substance caused it. These probably aren't the only excuses, but, as mentioned earlier, it does not matter what one's excuse is. What does matter is that treatment for alcohol addiction as well as for the other drugs listed in the survey is available in New Mexico. Unfortunately, according to the survey, there were fewer substance abuse admissions for alcohol addiction than for the other drugs listed.
The percent of New Mexico residents who did seek substance abuse admission for alcohol addiction-whether it was simply to alcohol itself or for alcohol use as well as other drug use-was broken down into age categories. This was also true for those who sought substance abuse admission for problems with the other drugs listed in the survey. Of those who did seek treatment for alcohol addiction, the highest percentage (17.2%) were in the 36-40 age range.
Those whose alcohol addiction was strictly that; in other words, they did not use other drugs (at least those listed) could choose from treatment centers that accepted only those who had an alcohol addiction. In this way, they could talk to counselors who, although most likely trained in all areas of substance abuse addiction, focused primarily on alcohol. Further, they interacted with others who had only an alcohol addiction.
Those who did have problems with both alcohol addiction and other drugs could choose from treatment facilities that were designed to handle these particular cases. This allowed the patients to receive the exact care they needed.
Any of the facilities, whether treatment-specific or not, could have also provided both in-patient and out-patient care. Patients would remain at the clinic without leaving for a specific amount of time, then continue treatment on an out-patient basis at the same facility. The only difference would be that as an out-patient, they would return home, and even possibly their jobs or classes, and only return to the clinic at scheduled times.
Others with alcohol addiction who needed to go through the detoxification stage may have have to postpone entering the addiction treatment facility until they had completed detoxification. They may have had to enter a medical facility in order to receive medical care during this time, then reported to the treatment facility afterwards. Other treatment facilities were able to take those patients who needed to undergo detoxification straight into the clinic itself, where they would remain throughout the entire drug treatment process.
Others who preferred to do so were able to choose a faith-based alcohol addiction program, as they may have felt that the inclusion of spiritual and religious aspects would help them in their recovery process. Others chose one of the many other facilities that were available to residents of New Mexico.
No matter what treatment facility was chosen, those who utilized them made the decision to stop making excuses and start learning how to overcome their alcohol addiction. And, that is what's important.
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