One of the primary causes of relapse for people with alcoholism is that they can’t deal with the symptoms of alcohol withdrawal. Compared to other substances like cocaine, opiates, and meth, alcohol has some of the worst symptoms. Not only are these symptoms uncomfortable mentally and physically, but they’re extremely dangerous as well. Before trying to detox on your own, you need to understand what withdrawal is and how a qualified detox center can help you.
Where Do the Symptoms of Alcohol Withdrawal Come From?
Drugs and alcohol aren’t the only substances that can generate alcohol withdrawal symptoms after quitting. Even substances like sugar, caffeine, and nicotine can make you experience withdrawal symptoms if you used them in excess. The difference is that the symptoms of alcohol withdrawal are harsher and last longer. This is because your body is trying to regain balance.
When you quit drinking, your brain no longer receives a consistent amount of dopamine, which causes different neurotransmitters to begin misfiring. Your brain’s neurotransmitters are linked to your central nervous system as well as other organs. This is why you experience mental and physical withdrawal symptoms when you quit drinking.
Some of the most common symptoms of withdrawal from alcohol include:
- Body tremors
Why You Need a Medical Detox
Some people make a potentially fatal mistake by thinking they can get through withdrawal on their own. Aside from the symptoms listed above, there are far more dangerous—and potentially fatal—symptoms. During the withdrawal process, you’ll be at a high risk of cardiac failure because your heart is under so much stress. Along with the issues from your misfiring neurotransmitters, you can also experience unexpected seizures.
When you go to a qualified medical detox facility, you’re able to have some peace of mind that you’re going to be safe and taken care of. You’ll have a medical staff with you at all times to monitor your symptoms and help minimize the symptoms as much as possible. This will not only going to keep you safe, but it’s going to help you create a strong foundation for your recovery so you can transition into another level of treatment after detox.
How Ashley Addiction Treatment Can Help
Here at Ashley, we offer an on-site detox facility to help you through the symptoms of alcohol withdrawal. While some facilities refer you to outside detox centers, we’re qualified to provide detox and comprehensive substance abuse programs under one roof. Through our inpatient and outpatient rehab programs, you’ll be able to learn how to stay sober and live a better life. Treatment at Ashley includes:
- Clinical care in the form of individual and group counseling
- On-site medical care
- Psychological & psychiatric care for mental health issues, including co-occurring disorders
- Holistic care including yoga, acupuncture, and fitness therapy
- Gender-specific paths to recovery
Learn how our innovative approach to addiction treatment can help you or someone you love embrace sobriety. Call Ashley Addiction Treatment today at 866-313-6307.