Approximately 50,000 cases of alcohol poisoning are reported in the U.S. every year, according to Alcohol Information, a statistics site. Rehabilitation facilities can help individuals detoxify, but many former addicts are prone to relapsing when presented with alcohol.
Recently, republican state senator Phil Boots announced that he will make the push to remove the ban of alcohol sales on Sunday in Indiana, according to the Associated Press. He plans to issue a bill with the proposal during the longer budget session, which begins in January. Boots hopes that it will give lawmakers enough time to review the bill and consider the benefits before deciding on it.
“We are in a dire financial situation right now, and any chance to increase revenues should be considered,” Boots said at a Statehouse news conference, according to the news source.
Supporters of the bill say that it is counterproductive to allow individuals to drink at bars and restaurants on Sunday, but not allow them to purchase alcohol to drink in the safety of their own homes.
Rehabilitation facilities can help addicts detoxify and make healthier lifestyle choices. Individuals who are faced with an intervention to address their dependency show a significant improvement in recovery success, according to Alcohol Information.