Alcohol Detox & Withdrawal

Alcoholism affects the entire patient’s body, and therefore, diagnosis of the alcohol withdrawal symptoms can be as challenging as the detox process.

What causes the Symptoms of Alcohol Withdrawal?

The major cause of symptoms of alcohol is the body trying to cope with absence of alcohol in the system. The chemical imbalance within the brain is an indicator that your brain is dependent on alcohol to function properly.The brain, therefore, starts producing more chemicals, from food, in order to keep working the same way it did when alcohol was present.

The most common symptoms of alcohol withdrawal include: feeling disorientated, hallucinations, nausea, vomiting, and sweating.

Delirium Tremens

Delirium tremens occurs when the body responds to an unexpected change in alcohol levels in the body.The brain struggles to keep the body stable when there is an absence of alcohol,causing damage to the nervous system and brain

Delirium tremens has the following symptoms.
  • Fever
  • Vivid nightmares
  • Irrational behavior and thoughts
  • Sweats
  • Confusion
  • Agitation
  • Increased heart rate
  • Shaking
  • Tremors
  • Vivid nightmares
 
Alcohol Detox 

A proper medical assessment is required before starting an alcohol detox treatment process at a rehabilitation center. The assessment is done by a trained medical professional to establish your general health and the extent of your alcohol condition.

Detox medications may be prescribed to the patient and other nutritional supplements if the doctor feels that there is a need to manage the withdrawal symptoms that occur due to detox.

The trained medical professionals at the treatment center will closely monitor your progress to make sure that you are healthy enough as you pass through the detox phase. Other medication and support will be offered as you continue with the treatment program.

Length of Alcohol Detox

Every alcoholic reacts differently to alcohol detox treatment and therefore, the length of completion of the detox program varies from one patient to the other. On average, a patient successfully completes the detox process in a week.

The patient is likely to experience various symptoms within the first day of detox. These include vomiting and nausea – which is perfectly normal and should not be a cause for alarm.The patient may also have insomnia or sleeping difficulty.These symptoms show that the body is trying to recuperate from alcohol dependency and cope with the absence of alcohol in the blood.

You may encounter more unpleasant withdrawal symptoms during the 3rd and 4th day of an alcohol detox ,such as fever, sweats, shakes,  and aggression, feeling angry or irritability. However, these symptoms will diminish over the 5th and 6th day, until you start to feel normal towards the 7th day.

Getting Help If  Addicted to Alcohol

Get in touch with us today and get the best rehabilitation solution for your alcohol problem.We can help you achieve sobriety through our alcohol detox treatment program. Reach out to 90210 Recovery today at (844)462-8571.

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