The Dangers of Alcohol Detox

November 9, 2019

Learn about the symptoms of alcohol withdrawal and how to detox safely and successfully.

 

 

Getting Help to Detox from Alcohol 

 

If alcohol abuse is left untreated, a drinker’s body can become physically addicted.

 

When a person is dependent on alcohol, the threat of withdrawal symptoms makes it even more difficult to stop.

 

One of the earliest signs of alcohol dependence is when a person requires more alcohol to achieve the desired effect.

 

Other signs of dependence include:

  • Lying to others to hide alcohol consumption

  • Shame or guilt around drinking

  • Incessant cravings for alcohol

  • Experiencing “black outs” or forgetting what occurred during drinking

  • Having withdrawal symptoms when attempting to stop drinking

It is at this stage when sudden abstinence or even a profound change in drinking habits can be life-threatening.

 

This is because the psychological and physical withdrawal symptoms can be severe or fatal.

 

Admission to a residential rehab will ensure that the detox is safely monitored by trained professionals to lessen the pain and discomfort a body may experience as it rids itself of alcohol.

 

Withdrawal Symptoms from Alcohol

 

Drinking can provide feelings of euphoria where inhibitions are lessened.

 

It numbs the nervous system which then begins to rely on alcohol in order to function.

 

When the alcohol level in the brain drops significantly, the body goes into shock and withdrawal occurs.

 

Depending on the level of alcohol damage to the body, a drinker’s organs may also start to fail .

 

Symptoms of withdrawal can begin as early as 2-8 hours after the last drink and rise in severity over the first few days. Symptoms usually subside within 5-7 days.

 

Withdrawal symptoms in the first 2-8 hours:

 

  • Anxiety

  • Nausea

  • Vomiting

  • Shaking hands


Withdrawal symptoms in the first 8-48 hours:
 

  • Increased body temperature

  • Irregular heart rate and increased blood pressure

  • Mental confusion

  • Severe mood swings

  • Seizures


Withdrawal symptoms beyond the first 48 hours:

 

  • Excessive sweating

  • Hallucinations

  • Seizures (up to 72 hours)

  • Delirium Tremens (DTs)

  • Organ failure


SHAFAHOME Road to Recovery

 

Seeking care at a residential rehab is the safest option to successfully detox from alcohol.

 

SHAFAHOME utilizes a comprehensive approach and strategy with proven results.

 

The initial stage of detox is stabilization.

 

This term covers all the medical and psychological interactions that occur in an effort to help the client come to a place of physical and mental balance.

 

Medication may be prescribed in the short term to lessen the effects of withdrawal.

 

Each client will be monitored 24 hours a day to ensure they are progressing safely through their detox.

 

On-site medical teams are available round the clock to immediately address any issues or complications that may arise.

 

A world-class staff of trained professionals provide extensive knowledge and considerable attention throughout treatment.

 

Our clients are never alone in their journeys.

 

They are surrounded and encouraged by others who completely understand what they are going through.

 

We are committed to success in a life free of alcohol.

 

A Life Free of Alcohol

 

Without the mental and physical burden of alcohol, new doors can begin to open.

 

A clean body possesses clarity and a drive to remain healthy.

 

Get Help Today

 

The sooner a person can abstain from alcohol, the sooner their full recovery can begin.

 

Contact Us to start on the road to recovery today, for yourself or a loved one.

 

 

 

 

 

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