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Alcohol Detox

People have varied needs when it comes to remedying alcohol addiction. Alcoholism is an illness that can be detected when your drinking pattern is excessive and causes substantial discomfort. It can vary in severity from mild to serious, depending on the number of symptoms you exhibit.

 

 

The best type of care for treating alcohol use disorder is determined in part by where you fall within that addiction severity spectrum. Some individuals with alcohol addiction become dependent on alcohol, and they often experience withdrawal symptoms if they suddenly give up drinking. Withdrawal effects on your mind and body can be terrible and deadly. This is where detoxification comes into play.

Alcohol Abuse Disorder

Alcohol use disorder (AUD) is a chronic disease that affects a person’s capacity to quit or manage their drinking habits despite adverse social, professional, or health implications. Alcohol use disorder is, typically, when you can’t manage your drinking and have difficulties controlling your moods when not under the influence.

 

Alcoholism is a mental disease. Alcohol causes alterations in the brain that make quitting difficult. Alcohol abuse causes long-term changes in the brain, which perpetuates AUD and makes people susceptible to relapse.

 

The real kicker is that regardless of how bad the situation may appear, the comprehensive treatment programs comprising cognitive behavioural therapy, support groups, and medications offered at Alpha Healing Center can assist persons with AUD to attain and sustain recovery.

 

Alcohol abuse, which comprises binge drinking, raises the risk of alcohol addiction over time. Additional factors that increase the risk of alcoholism include:

 

Genetics factors – You are more likely to suffer AUD if there has been a history of alcoholism in your family. Heredity contributes immensely, with roughly 60% of all alcoholism cases being hereditary. Nonetheless, like other severe illnesses, AUD susceptibility is determined by the interaction between an individual’s genes and surroundings. Parents’ drinking habits could also increase the child’s risk of developing AUD in the future.

 

When the patient has a traumatic history and psychological issues such as depression, PTSD, attention deficit, and hyperactivity disorders. These are the mental illnesses associated with alcohol addiction and are linked to an increased risk of alcoholism. People with traumatic childhood experiences are also more susceptible to AUD.

 

When the person started drinking at an early age. People who started drinking before the age of fifteen are more than five times more prone to develop a drinking disorder than those who started drinking after twenty-one.

What are the symptoms of Alcohol Withdrawal?

When you quit or drastically reduce your alcohol consumption after weeks, months, or years of heavy drinking, you might experience cognitive and physiological issues. These complications are known as alcohol withdrawal symptoms.

 

The symptoms might vary from mild to severe. You’re unlikely to experience withdrawal symptoms once you quit if you drink occasionally. However, if you’ve experienced alcohol withdrawal before, you’re more susceptible to experiencing it again when you stop drinking.

 

 

According to physicians, alcohol has a depressing effect on the body. It’s known to slow down cognitive function and alter nerve communication. With time, your nervous system adapts to having alcohol in your system. Your body strives to keep your brain alert and this might have a detrimental impact on your nervous system. When the alcohol content in your system suddenly reduces, your brain remains in a hyper-aroused state resulting in withdrawal.

 
Alcohol withdrawal symptoms include:
 
  • Anxiety
  • Headache
  • Sweating
  • Shaky hands
  • Nausea
  •  Seizures
  • Insomnia
  • Delirium Tremens
  • Hypertension
  • Hallucinations
  • Fever

Alcohol Detoxification

Alcohol detoxification is the process through which the body strives to rid itself of toxins accumulated due to excessive, protracted alcohol intake. Detoxing is frequently complimented using medications, patient monitoring, and counselling in a therapy context.

 

Individuals who’ve been drinking heavily over an extended period are more prone to suffer unfavourable detoxification side effects. Long-term alcohol misuse can result in tolerance and physiologic alterations, resulting in a false sense of balance. The procedure of upsetting this balance and reinstating the patient to a healthy condition is important but complex.

 

Alcohol detox is the first stage preceding a lengthier addiction therapy program. It can be safely conducted in residential and outpatient settings. However, its advisable that chronic users be placed under 24-hours medical supervision. In most instances, the detoxification procedure consists of three steps:

 

1.       Intake. Our doctors will thoroughly assess prospective patients’ substance, clinical, and mental histories to properly capture each circumstance.

2.       Medication. Our detox regimen entails using medications that imitate alcohol’s effects to alleviate withdrawal symptoms. These drugs may help in treating co-occurring illnesses.

3.       Stabilization. The person receives medical and mental health therapies to assist them in attaining mental and physical equilibrium.

 

The most severe circumstances will almost certainly necessitate placement in a residential detoxing clinic for a while. However, there is no one-size-fits-all approach to alcohol detox.

DIY Vs. Medical Alcohol Detox

Many individuals often opt to do their alcohol detox from the comfort of their homes. One may seek at-home detoxification since it appears to make the difficult situation more manageable. A person’s residence is usually a safe, comfortable, secure, and controllable space. However, when individuals don’t comprehend the dangers of alcohol withdrawal symptoms, detoxifying at home poses serious dangers.

 

Detoxifying from alcohol carries substantial, perhaps life-threatening consequences, particularly when done in isolation. When you abruptly quit drinking alcohol, your body experiences some withdrawal symptoms. These reactions are excruciatingly unpleasant, difficult to control, and persist for weeks. The procedure is considerably more difficult if you don’t have any medication to help manage the symptoms, and it could lead to seizures and even death.

 

Due to the possible risks linked to at-home alcohol detoxification, you should not try to detox at home. A much safer alternative involves joining a residential or inpatient treatment regimen supervised by health practitioners who can provide you with the required attention. Some of the benefits of medical alcohol detox include;

 

  • Peer support
  • Relapse prevention
  • Aftercare
  • Medical stabilization
  • Therapeutic intervention
  • Family support

The Importance of Starting Alcohol Addiction Treatment with Detoxification

Alcohol detox has proven effective for persons addicted to alcohol. The most important benefit is improved physical wellness, but this critical starting point in rehabilitation also has other advantages, including:

  • Professional assistance – Our Alpha Healing Center team is committed to assisting you at every stage of the detoxification process.
  • A secure location – It is critical to undergo alcohol detox in a secure place. We ensure your safety while detoxing at Alpha Healing Center.
  • Medicine-assisted therapy — Our trained staff is ready to provide medication during detox if required. This MAT therapy could mean the difference between successfully completing detox or reverting to alcoholism.

Alcohol Detox and Withdrawal Management Program at Alpha Healing Center

Alpha Healing Center provides an unparalleled alcohol detox and withdrawal management program that comprises the unique approach of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, an advanced version of the 12-Step program, and meditation for a more holistic recovery.

 

This innovative and premium therapy program is enhanced by the facility’s expert staff, rendering it unlike any other therapy program available in India.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Alcohol Detox

The rehabilitation facility offers a spectacular alcohol addiction treatment location relative to other facilities at affordable fees. However, the cost of rehabilitation is contingent on the length of the patient's stay at the centre.

The information provided by patients remains confidential unless consent to disclose treatment details is granted.

An individual should seek treatment immediately after the symptoms of addiction appear. This is especially vital because time is of the essence in alcohol addiction therapy.

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