When someone is addicted to Alcohol their body is now physiologically dependent on it to function. That means if they stop drinking suddenly, or wildly decrease their use, they with experience withdrawal symptoms.
Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms
The withdrawal symptoms of Alcohol are typically physical. Knowing the signs is imperative to helping yourself or a loved one. The signs can range from mild to severe.
Mild symptoms of Alcohol withdrawal include:
Severe symptoms of Alcohol withdrawal include:
- Fever to the point of delirium
How to Manage Alcohol Withdrawal
If you are attempting to stop using Alcohol, seeking professional help during the withdrawal process is highly recommended. Many treatment centers offer this, or partner with medical detox centers. Trying to get through the withdrawal phase on your own is physically dangerous and can lead to relapse.
Signs of Alcohol Addiction
If you feel like you or a loved one has an alcohol addiction, help is available. Below are signs to look out for that may indicate you or a loved one would benefit from professional treatment for Alcoholism:
- Not being able to limit the amount you drink
- Having the desire to cut down on drinking but being unsuccessful in your attempts
- Spending most of your time either drinking, figuring out how to get alcohol, or recovering from drinking
- Continuing to drink even when it causes problems at work, school, or socially
- Having withdrawal symptoms when you don’t drink, or drinking to avoid withdrawal symptoms
Alcohol Withdrawal Timeline
If you or a loved one are addicted to Alcohol and want to detox, Emerge Healing Center is here to help. Our caring and experienced staff are here to answer any questions you may have about the treatment process, as well as help you to decide on the right treatment path for your individual needs. Contact us today to learn more, and let us help arm you with all of the tools you need to be successful in recovery.