Alcohol Detoxification

alcohol detoxification

Alcohol detoxification, or alcohol detox, is a process by which a heavy drinkers system is brought back to normal after  having alcohol in the body on a continual basis. Withdrawal symptoms from long-term alcohol addiction without medical help can cause very serious health problems and can even be fatal. Detoxification for individuals with alcohol dependence is the abrupt cessation of alcohol intake coupled with the substitution of alcohol with cross-tolerant drugs that may have similar effects in order to prevent alcohol withdrawal symptoms.  It is hard to see the risks when you have a few beers or drinks with your friends, but those that drink in excess, and those that drink so much where they change the way their brain works.  If they stop drinking alcohol too quickly it can cause serious health problems such as hallucinations, convulsions and even seizures. With the appropriate supervision and treatment, detox can be completely safe and with far greater comfort.

Attempting It Alone

No one who is alcohol dependent should attempt an unsupervised detox.  Why is it so dangerous? Alcohol is a depressant, and it depresses the activity level of the brain. Also, if you stop drinking alcohol suddenly, the brain still remains sensitive to neurotransmitters and without the alcohol to slow it down the brain will continue to race forward; which causes many unpleasant and many dangerous side effects. The symptoms include, but are not limited to: nausea, anxiety, convulsions, insomnia, shakiness, delirium tremens, hallucinations, seizures and heart failure. The severity of these symptoms can vary from the history of abuse from each individual, but the risks of detox extend to all serious abusers.

Best Drug Rehabilitation Can Help

Best Drug Rehabilitation is a wonderful solution to any addiction. Best Drug Rehabilitation offers many detoxification programs, but detoxification for alcohol is one of our specialized areas. We have a full staff ready to help you detox from alcohol today. Call us to start your recovery.

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