Alcohol in the Soap
Abilene area children can get intoxicated from ingesting small amounts of alcohol-laden soaps. It appears that scented hand cleaners attract them to try it. The numbers tell a frightening tale, the amount of alcohol in hand sanitizer is high, and it ranges from 45 percent to 95 percent. By contrast, US beer has less than five percent alcohol and most wines less than 12 percent. Ingesting a small amount of the high alcohol sanitizer would increase blood alcohol levels to intoxication levels. Several children have tried and then required treatment for acute intoxication and alcohol poisoning. The sweet smelling and sweet tasting liquid is a problem for area children. Just a few squirts are enough to intoxicate or sicken a child. The appearance, aroma, and taste of these products can attract children to try and taste them.
Sunday Blue Law Repeal
There is a surprising lack of enthusiasm and concern for efforts to repeal Sunday Blue laws the require liquor stores to remain closed. Abilene store owners express support for Blue laws because it reduces operating costs and allows employees a Sunday day off every week. The law would also clarify a grace period for Saturday night closing to ensure customers in the store before closing can complete purchases. Blue Laws traditionally honor the idea of church services, but they also serve to restrict the availability of high proof alcohol products in an area with a significant alcohol dependency problem.
Helping Abilene Families Find Solutions
We can help when a loved one needs treatment for alcohol or drug dependency. We work with leading treatment services providers and insurance companies. When the drug or alcohol dependent person decides to enter treatment, it is vital to get the admission and detoxification done quickly. Delays can interfere with the commitment to get better. Entering treatment is a chance to turn a loved one's life around. Call us, we can help put your loved one on the path to recovery.
Is Traveling for Addiction Treatment Right for You?
In many cases, traveling for an addiction treatment is necessary. This is sometimes because negative influences and peer pressure can be difficult to deal with if you go to rehab in the same place where you have had an addiction problem. In most cases, you won't have to travel too far for treatment, but getting out of Abilene or your hometown may offer you more privacy for treatment.
Additionally, some individuals prefer a more high-end experience during rehabilitation, and in these cases, you may need to travel to find a fitting facility. Faith based or holistic approaches to recovery may only be available in other cities as well
For those individuals who are looking for a low cost treatment center, staying in your home city will likely be the best option because you won't need to pay travel expenses to a far off location, and you will be able to live at home and continue on with work or school. If you are still unsure where to go for treatment, contact us at anytime for more information.