Alcohol Withdrawal

Alcohol withdrawal is very dangerous and can result in death! It is very important to withdraw from alcohol under the supervision of a doctor at a detox or detoxification center! Alcohol withdrawal symptoms usually occur within 5 – 10 hours after the last drink. Symptoms get worse in 48 – 72 hours, and may persist for weeks. People who are addicted to alcohol, or who drink heavily on a regular basis and cannot gradually cut down, are at high risk for Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome (AWS).

At Revive Wellness and Detox, your condition will be monitored and managed to prevent any complications. You may require IV fluids to prevent dehydration and medication to help ease your symptoms. Revive Wellness and Detox goes above your needs to make you comfortable during an uncomfortable time.

Common symptoms include:

  • Anxiety or nervousness
  • Depression
  • Not thinking clearly
  • Fatigue
  • Irritability
  • Jumpiness or shakiness
  • Mood swings
  • Nightmares

Other symptoms may include:

  • Clammy skin
  • Enlarged pupils
  • Headache
  • Insomnia
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Rapid heart rate
  • Sweating
  • Tremor of the hands or other body parts

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A severe form of alcohol withdrawal called delirium tremens can cause:

  • Agitation
  • Extreme confusion and agitation
  • Fever
  • Seizures
  • Tactile hallucinations (itching, burning, and numbness)
  • Auditory hallucinations (hearing non-existent sounds)
  • Visual hallucinations (seeing non-existent images)

Medication during detox

Symptoms of AWS are often treated with sedatives or benzodiazapine. Once withdrawal is complete, additional medications and supplements may be needed to address complications and nutritional deficiencies that occur as a result of chronic alcohol use. People with AWS can recover fully! If you stop drinking and get treatment, the outlook is good! Please understand, if AWS has advanced to delirium tremens, it can be fatal. If you have decided to withdrawal from alcohol, it is important to seek immediate medical attention. The faster you begin treatment, the better your chances are of avoiding life-threatening complications. You are not alone! In the US, 15% of Americans are “problem drinkers”, while between 5% to 10% of male and 3% to 5% of female drinkers could be diagnosed as alcohol dependent. The World Health Organization (WHO) says there are at least 140 million alcoholics in the world; unfortunately, the majority of them are not treated. A US study estimated that about 30% of Americans report having an alcohol disorder at some time in their lives. A Canadian study found that alcohol is a factor in 1 in 25 deaths worldwide. Revive Recovery can place you into a treatment center with others just like you. Recovery is easier when you are not alone. Call today to hear your options! A Recovery Plan First things first. Clear the cloud in your head at a Revive Wellness and Detox. If you are scared of withdrawal, don’t let it hold you back! Revive Wellness and Detox will help you withdrawal in the safest, most comfortable way. Remember the alcohol is not the problem, it is the symptom. It is best to choose an alcohol treatment center to go to following alcohol detox to help you find the problem. Revive Wellness and Detox will put you in a place with other people just like you so don’t have to go through this process alone. Following your stay at Revive Wellness and Detox you will be put in an alcohol rehabilitation center that will help you heal your wounds and help you to cope with your feelings in a healthy way. When completing an alcohol treatment program, you should leave there with an after plan! Many people go into a halfway house following their rehabilitation. Call Revive Wellness and Detox, we offer a full continuum of care from Detoxification, treatment, intensive outpatient treatment (IOP), to halfway housing/ sober living and outpatient treatment. Revive Wellness and Detox doesn’t only put you in detox, treatment, and sober living, we also help you get involved and active with an accountability group, church group, or a 12 step group. We don’t want to see you get caught up in the vicious alcoholic cycle. Our main goal is your success and comfort!