Is medication required during withdrawal process?

During the first few days of detox program, an individual experiences a number of both physical and psychological withdrawal symptoms, as the brain and body functions take time to readjust without the presence of alcohol. And, as discussed above, the withdrawal process may observe various symptoms.

‘Stabilization’ is the key component of detoxification, and this term includes all the medical and psychological interactions that take place to support the individual to achieve the state of physical and psychological balance. Therefore, though medication has similar effect to alcohol, it may be prescribed to the person to regulate the symptoms of withdrawal. But it will be tapered off gradually during the program as it is not a long-term medication.

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