Alcohol abuse affects the lives of more than half the population in the U.S. and while millions make the decision to seek detox assistance, millions more never do for several reasons, but these 5 are at the top of the list. If you are struggling with alcohol abuse and you need detox, do not let another reason stand in the way and prevent you from getting the help you need and being able to take back control of your life.

1. Detox is too expensive

Detox is affordable and most detox centers accept insurance. If you do not have insurance, no problem, a vast majority of detox companies work with finance companies, which will make it possible to pay off the cost of detoxification service over several months. Many detox centers have a sliding scale fee for individuals that are in financial need and many others offer scholarships to help cover a portion of the cost of detox.

2. What will my friends and family think

If you are worried that your friends and family will think less of you for getting help with your alcohol abuse, imagine what they will think if you do not. For people who are barely holding it together, going into alcohol detox is a step in the right direction and will let those who love you most that you are serious about addressing your problem and taking care of your family.

3. But I have responsibilities at home

Alcohol detox will last a few days to a little over a week, depending on the extent of your alcohol abuse. An inpatient alcohol detox, like the program at Gallus Detox Center will give you time to rest and recuperate, and get you ready to return to your responsibilities and your new life. In order for you to be the best you can be, you need to first, get better.

4. My job is too important

Our jobs are important to us; however, if your alcohol abuse continues and things start to fall apart, it is only a matter of time before your job starts to fall apart as well. By getting the help you need in detox, you may be saving your career. Getting your health back is the most important thing.

5. I’m scared from all the stories I’ve heard about detox

Fear can prevent us from accomplishing many things. You may be worried that you are not sure what to expect. You may be worried that it may hurt or that the withdrawal symptoms may be too difficult to deal with or that it will be painful. Or you may be worried about what happens next after detox. Alcohol abuse may have controlled your life, but now you have a chance to have a better life. Do not let fear take away your future.

Author's Bio: 

Lara Schuster writes for Gallus Medical Detox Centers. Gallus Detox provides safe drug and alcohol detox with customized IV therapy to comfortably alleviate withdrawal symptoms and patients are monitored 24/7 by ICU level nurses. This proven detox method was developed by Dr. Patrick Gallus after 15-plus years as an emergency room physician caring for alcohol and drug addicted patients. Gallus Medical Detox Centers features upscale private rooms, gourmet meals, Wi-Fi and HDTV. Patient confidentiality is always protected.