Controlled rehabilitation from alcohol abuse is lifesaving

After the tragic death of Amy Winehouse the dangers of going cold turkey from alcohol addiction have been highlighted.

A new report from a Canadian addiction specialist confirms that a dramatic sudden drop of alcohol in an addicts system can prove fatal.

The report also says that addicts to alcohol need professional treatment to be able to reduce the body’s dependency gradually to reduce the risk of the body going into shock.  Alcohol slows the heart down and a sudden reduction in intake can cause a seizure or heart attack.