Alcohol Withdrawal and Detox

Alcohol Withdrawal and DetoxWithdrawal is an important sign that you or someone you know is struggling with alcohol addiction. The severity of the symptoms you experience will vary depending on how long you have been drinking heavily, but in general it can be very uncomfortable and even dangerous. Unlike withdrawal from many other substances, alcohol withdrawal can be life-threatening.

Because of the risks, and because withdrawal often leads to relapse, you should never attempt to go through detox alone. With alcohol, because of the health risks, professional, medical supervision is recommended. Unfortunately, this drug can cause fierce withdrawal symptoms when use ceases, including:1

  • Anxiety and irritability
  • Fatigue
  • Depression
  • Mood swings
  • Shakiness
  • Difficulty thinking
  • Nightmares
  • Sweating
  • Headaches
  • Insomnia
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Loss of appetite

If you have a severe alcohol use disorder you may be at risk of developing delirium tremens during detox. This causes severe agitation and confusion, hallucinations, as well as fever and seizures.

Reach Out For Help with Alcohol Addiction

At Transformations Treatment Center, we can help you recover from problems with alcohol addiction. Our holistic care and treatment is based on the best scientific evidence available. Secondly, we specifically tailor our approach to your unique needs. Contact us today for more information on our certified staff of professionals and first-rate facilities.

  1. National Institutes of Health. MedlinePlus. Alcohol Withdrawal.
    https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/000764.htm
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