Alcohol Rehabilitation Help
In todays society of "I want it all and I want it now" alcohol rehabilitation is not something that fits in, rehabilitation is not something that comes fast and does not come easy. However, make no mistake. It is possible. On this page and on the following pages we will try to make sense of alcoholism and the recovery process.
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“Detox” or “Withdrawal” from alcohol can be very serious and in some cases very dangerous, it is not advised to go through alcohol withdrawal at home. Medical supervision is required in most cases.
Detox from alcohol is different from person to person and depends on the amount of alcohol the individual has been consuming and the length of time they have been drinking. The effects of withdrawal on a person can vary from mild tremors and profuse sweating to hallucinations and seizures. In the worst cases the hallucinations and Delirium Tremors are accompanied with anxiety attacks and increased heart rate and blood pressure.
In most cases the Doctors will prescribe a benzodiazepine such as Librium or Ativan. These drugs help control the worst of the withdrawal symptoms so the alcoholic can rest and slowly begin the healing process; in addition they may give the alcoholic a medication to lower their heart rate and blood pressure. In most cases withdrawal will last between 4 to 8 days. After that point the alcoholic will be eating regular meals and sleeping comfortably, the tremors may last for a bit longer but the serious health risk should be past.
When all is said and done, getting through alcohol detox is just the first step toward an alcohol free life. The alcoholic still has many hurdles to cross by going through a quality rehabilitation center and learning how to live an alcohol free life. For help finding the best rehabilitation center for your needs please call and speak with one of our counselors .We would be happy to help you.
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