Alcoholism is one of the most deadly forms of addiction, but it goes largely unnoticed. Due to the massive opioid crisis in the United States, people don’t realize how many deaths occur at the hands of alcoholism each year. Since alcohol is a legal, easily acceptable substance, it’s also much harder to recognize when a person might have a problem with drinking. One of the first signs of an addiction to alcohol is when a person begins to experience the symptoms of withdrawal when they aren’t drinking.
As you continue to put any substance in your body, you run the risk of becoming dependent. If you were to quit sugar and caffeine, you’d probably feel some withdrawal symptoms once they were fully detoxed from your system. This is what happens with alcohol, and most people experience it in the form of a hangover. After a long night of drinking, when you wake up with a headache, feeling dehydrated and nauseous, it’s a minor form of withdrawal.
For those who abuse alcohol, the symptoms of withdrawal are far worse and can last a lot longer. If you find yourself drinking to excess on a regular basis, you have probably already experienced the symptoms of withdrawal. Many people don’t even realize the symptoms of withdrawal are happening, but they find that the symptoms go away when they drink again. Unlike substances that are stimulants like cocaine, alcohol makes you have both physical as well as psychological symptoms of withdrawal, which may include:
When people think of dangerous addictive substances, they often think of substances like heroin, meth and cocaine. In reality, alcohol is one of the most dangerous substances out there. Alcohol does more damage to the body than any other substance when you have been abusing it for a long time. As you continue to drink heavily, you’re doing damage to your brain, heart, liver, kidneys and other vital organs.
If you’re trying to get sober, you should never try to go through withdrawal alone. Alcohol is one of the few substances that can lead to you having grand mal seizures as you go through the detox process. Without supervision, this can potentially be deadly. During withdrawal, your heart is also under a tremendous amount of stress, and you’re at risk of going into cardiac arrest.
For anyone who has realized they can’t stop drinking and want to quit, the best thing you can do is get the help of a qualified detox facility. When you enter the facility, you’ll go through a full evaluation by a medical staff who can plan a safe detox process for you. While you’re in detox, you’ll be under medical supervision at all times to make sure that you’re as safe as possible. You may also receive medications that help to prevent seizures as well as other symptoms of withdrawal.
If you’re ready to begin on the road to recovery, allow Enlightened Solutions Detox to help you take the first step. We offer clinical, medical as well as holistic detox services that can help you get sober and stay sober. Enlightened Solutions Detox provides treatment for people in Atlantic County, Gloucester County, Camden County as well as the surrounding areas, so give us a call today at 833-233-7336.
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