If you want an idea of how conflicting drugs can be in our country, just take a quick glance at the alcohol market. From wholesale liquor to private selections of wine, the U.S. seems to be dripping with a waterfall of beer, whiskey, and enough gin tonics to knock an elephant flat. Despite previous attempts to halt alcohol production (a.k.a. the Prohibition), our nation has managed to put together laws to ensure people don’t allow their habits to get out of hand. Still, if you truly want a bird’s eye view of how bizarre our country’s alcohol laws can get, just take a closer look at wild alcohol laws in Oklahoma City and New Orleans.
No Rules in New Orleans
Based on recent reports, New Orleans is not only a “drinking city” but is also one of the loosest cities in terms of alcohol laws. In fact, the city has some of the least restrictive laws in the entire United States. How is that possible, you may ask? Grocery stores are permitted to sell beer, wine, and liquor on all days of the week, even Sundays. Likewise, while statewide bars must close at 2:00 a.m., New Orleans boasts bars that can stay open for 24 hours. You may even find three drive-thru daiquiri stands on the sidewalks.
No Way in Oklahoma City
Now, let’s take a look at Oklahoma City, a complete 180° turn in contrast to New Orleans.
If you think you can stroll into a 7-Eleven and buy some booze on a whim, you are sorely mistaken. At convenience stores across the city, the only types of alcoholic beverages that are permitted for sale are light beers containing only 3.2% alcohol. Even liquor stores ensure their products are not chilled, so drivers are not tempted to drink and drive after a purchase. Even more interesting, Oklahoma City officials have ordered booze to go through distributors before it hits shelves, to prevent any open-market negotiations.
Seeking Treatment for Alcohol Abuse or Alcoholism
Alcohol withdrawal can easily be one of the most frightening aspects of healing. During the course of the recovery process, you will suffer from minor to severe symptoms that may include night sweats, hallucinations, fevers, anxiety, and sadness, but always remember that you can find the strength to overcome these problems. However, you must always seek medical attention when you have decided to cut ties with alcohol, as the withdrawal process can be notoriously dangerous. Never attempt to do this without the supervision of a trained specialist.
If you are suffering from a severe case of alcoholism or alcohol abuse, or have a friend or loved one who is coping with this illness, get in touch with Asana Recovery today. Our professional team of counselors and healthcare experts will help you endure the painful process of alcohol withdrawal and detox and guide you along the rocky road of rehabilitation. Soon enough, you will experience a faster and much more efficient recovery.
If you want to find out more about our residential treatment or supervised detoxification/withdrawal programs or enroll in one of these programs today, we are ready and waiting to speak with you at your leisure and your disclosure. Call Asana now at (949) 438-4504 to learn how you can overcome your mental illness and take an extra step toward becoming a healthier person.