Driving Under the Influence Causes Fatal Arizona Crash

Driving Under the Influence Causes Fatal Arizona Crash

A driver was arrested after a single-vehicle rollover near Desert Green Drive and Rancho El Dorado Parkway killed the passenger riding in her truck. Antoinette Sanchez was driving under the influence with a blood alcohol concentration of .254. The passenger, Heidi Johnson, was partially ejected from the truck when it crashed. Sanchez later admitted to drinking earlier, proving she was driving under the influence.

Driving under the influence is extremely risky and incredibly dangerous, especially when you are not alone in the vehicle. In this situation, you are putting yourself and others in danger. If you end up in a crash that kills another person, you'll get in serious legal trouble.

Alcohol withdrawal can be serious if you are addicted. The level of severity of withdrawal syndrome depends on the duration, level of drinking and number of any past withdrawals. As soon as two hours after the last drink, withdrawal symptoms could appear. It's important to have a medically supervised detox scheduled for this reason and to be admitted in a treatment facility as soon as possible. Call alcohol rehab centers Mesa AZ today.

Alcohol Withdrawal

As withdrawal progresses, the following symptoms are possible:

Six to 12 hours: Tremors, headaches, excessive sweating, extreme anxiety, nausea and vomiting

Twelve to 24 hours: Confusion, hallucinations, the shakes, agitation and anxiety

24 to 48 hours: Seizures, possible continuation of all prior withdrawal symptoms throughout

After 48 hours: Most symptoms begin to dissipate. Severe cases may progress to delirium tremens (the DTs) for approximately four to 12 days. DTs are characterized by hallucinations, severe disorientation, seizures, high blood pressure, fever and rapid heart rates.

Getting Help for Drinking Issues

Leaving alcohol behind requires trained and licensed professionals to help. Drug and alcohol recovery treatment centers Mesa Arizona have the qualified staff and cutting-edge technologies to help you or a loved one through a safe and comfortable detox and into residential treatment. They provide the immersive and effective therapies for recovery. East Valley Intergroup of Alcoholics Anonymous (http://aamesaaz.org/meetings/) can help you bond with fellow addicts as well. Call today.

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