Are You Struggling with Alcohol Abuse?
Then you should know that you’re not alone in that – around 15.1 million people in the country are victims of Alcohol Use Disorder too. Unfortunately, many of those people never really get the help they need, as they don’t reach out to alcohol rehab facilities for help.
It’s extremely important you don’t make the same mistake. After all, alcohol abuse can have catastrophic consequences. Each year, around 88.000 people die from alcohol-related causes. And since this is a preventable cause of death, it only makes it that much tragic.
Of course, you might be a little skeptic about making such a big decision right now. We understand that, as it’s definitely not easy. But if you’re on the fence about all this, just consider one thing: Do withdrawal symptoms start to kick in once you stop drinking?
If the answer is “Yes,” that means you need to get professional help right away.
However, if you don’t know what withdrawal symptoms we’re talking about, here’s what you should know.
Alcohol Withdrawal – Everything You Need to Know
Before we start discussing the withdrawal symptoms, we should mention that it’s not necessary to experience every single one for it to be true that you need alcohol rehab. What’s more, you must understand that there are various factors that can influence how severe your withdrawal process will be:
- How long you have been drinking for.
- How often you drink.
- What quantity of alcohol you drink each day.
- If you have developed increased tolerance to alcohol.
- If you have a genetic predisposition to becoming addicted easier.
- If there is a history of alcohol abuse in your family.
- Whether or not you’re a heavy drinker.
Now that we’ve got that out of the way, here are the withdrawal symptoms you might experience if you are struggling with alcohol abuse:
- Mood Swings
- Shaky Hands
- Loss of Appetite
- Clammy Skin
If you happen to be a heavy drinker, you might also experience:
- Severe Confusion
- Rapid Heart Beat
As you can see, these symptoms are scary and worrying enough on their own. So, if you start experiencing any of them, you must turn to alcohol rehab immediately!
If you don’t take any measures, you risk developing serious health complications:
- Nerve Damage
- Heart Diseases
- Cirrhosis of the Liver
And, of course, you can endanger your life.
How soon will any of these symptoms kick in? Well, here’s a general outline of the alcohol withdrawal timeline process:
- Phase 1 – Symptoms like anxiety, insomnia, and nausea will start manifesting themselves 8 hours after your last drink.
- Phase 2 – This is when the withdrawal symptoms will become very intense. It usually occurs 24-72 hours after your last drink.
- Phase 3 – 72+ hours after your last drink, you might start experiencing symptoms such as hallucinations, a constant state of agitations, and fever.
Generally, most of the withdrawal symptoms will decrease in severity and start to fade away within 5-7 days. However, some of the more serious ones (usually the mental issues) might last longer if you don’t get proper help – like alcohol rehab, for example.
Still, until you get the care you need, you should know that there are certain things you can do to alleviate some of the pain and discomfort you will be dealing with.
How to Alleviate Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms
Here are some tips to keep in mind:
- Keep yourself hydrated – During alcohol withdrawal, you will most likely feel very dehydrated. That’s why you have to drink as many fluids as possible.
- Take a cold shower – You can do this every once in a while when you start feeling that you might relapse, as it’s a great way to “reset” your body.
- Meditate often – This is the best way to deal with all the anxiety and agitation you will experience. Just find a quiet spot, relax, breath in, and start meditating.
- Exercise regularly – Sure, exercising is the last thing you’d want to do right now. Still, it’s a great way to release endorphins in your body, which will help you stay happy.
- Eat healthy – Your best bet in this situation is to eat a lot of fruits and vegetables, as it will help you balance the sugar levels in your body. Don’t forget that when your body metabolizes alcohol, it generally turns it into sugar, so you must combat that.
Quite useful advice, right?
We’re happy you think so, but do remember that these pointers are only meant to alleviate some of the symptoms. They will not cure your alcohol addiction!
So, you shouldn’t think that just because you know how to deal with some of the discomfort you can quit your drinking habits “cold turkey” all by yourself.
Why You Should Never Try to Quit All on Your Own
For one, it can create a chemical imbalance in your brain. That’s because, in order to cope with the onset of depressions when you drink, your body will increase the brain’s production of chemicals such as serotonin, dopamine, and epinephrine.
Well, if you try to quit drinking “cold turkey,” your body will become flooded with huge amounts of these chemicals. As a result, your brain will have to act quickly in order to adapt, which can cause you to experience:
- Abnormal Heart Rate
- Delirium Tremens (a medical emergency!)
That’s not even all. Another issue is that you might experience severe alcohol cravings during your withdrawal. You might have an iron will, but if the cravings become too intense, you will eventually give in.
And when you do, you might start instantly binge drinking in an attempt to suppress your withdrawal symptoms. Sadly, that can result in you drinking yourself into a coma!
Plus, even if you only drink on weekends, you are still at risk. Fact is, if you drink too much – even if it’s only on weekends – you will still experience withdrawal symptoms once you stop drinking.
What’s more, by only binge drinking on the weekends, you actually expose yourself to the risk of experiencing severe cognitive deficits and seizures if you try to quit “cold turkey.”
Lastly, you might think you’ll be safe if you detox on your own with the help of friends or family. Sure, it sounds like a good plan, but the sad reality is that your friends/family can’t provide you with proper medical supervision.
Ultimately, to them, a telltale sign of withdrawal might seem manageable when, in reality, it’s something much worse that requires immediate medical care!
Thus, it’s quite obvious you are better off relying on alcohol rehab instead. It’s safer, for one, and you’ll get to enjoy so many benefits:
- Medical Assistance
- Round-the-Clock Care
- Psychiatric Help
- Proper Support
- One-on-One/Group Therapy
Sounds exactly like what you need, right?
Just be sure to choose the best alcohol rehab facility there is – nothing less will do!
Normally, it would take you a few hours to do all that research. Fortunately, you won’t have to deal with any of that, as we can already offer you the assistance you need and deserve!
BLVD Treatment Centers – The Best Alcohol Rehab Programs You Could Ask for
We have plenty of experience with helping alcohol abuse victims regain control of their lives in a safe environment. We understand what a difficult time this can be for someone like you, and we know how we must approach each and every individual case.
Plus, with our help, you won’t have to deal with any painful withdrawal symptoms. That’s because we provide medically-assisted detox. This way, we ensure that your alcohol withdrawal symptoms won’t get out of hand and put your life in danger.
What’s more, we also employ professional treatment specialists who can take each and every background detail you provide into account so that they can come up with a personalized detox treatment just for you. As a result, you can rest assured that every one of your needs will be met.
Not only that, but our inpatient facilities offer 24/7 medical supervision. Thus, you’ll never feel like you are on your own. That, and you won’t have to worry about getting addicted to the drugs you will receive in order to suppress your withdrawal symptoms. After all, your doses will be closely monitored.
Actually, speaking of our facilities, we should mention that you will be enjoying your alcohol rehab period at our 2 luxurious, spacious, and very welcoming Corona and Hollywood detox centers.
Located in exclusive neighborhoods, you’ll get to enjoy serene, beautiful, and quiet surroundings.
That’s not even all, though. You’ll also get to take advantage of amazing services and amenities:
- Psychiatric Evaluations
- A Reliable Aftercare Program
- HDTV with Cable
- One-on-One Therapy
- Group Therapy Sessions
- Excellent, Healthy Meals
- Convenient Transport Services
Yes, you’ve heard us right – we provide transport services too! Basically, if you need help getting to our rehab centers, we can handle everything for you. After all, travel arrangements can be stressful, and that’s the last thing you would need right now.
Furthermore, we can even make it possible for you to travel alongside a sober companion if you so desire.
Everything sounds wonderful, right?
Well, we’re not done yet. That’s because we also provide outpatient alcohol rehab services too. Whether you want to follow up with your treatment once you finish your inpatient recovery, or your situation is not that severe that you require inpatient detox, we’ve got you covered!
By relying on our outpatient programs, you’ll get to enjoy many things:
- Equine/Music/Art Therapy
- Social Events
- Educational Courses
- Healthy Meals
- Drum Circles
And the best part? We offer 2 flexible programs, so you won’t have to change your day-to-day schedule:
- The Day Program – We’re ready to offer you the support you need Monday through Friday, from 10AM to 4PM.
- The Night Program – You can take advantage of our night–time courses every Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 6PM to 9PM.
At the moment, we have many outpatient alcohol rehab facilities in numerous cities throughout the country, so variety won’t be an issue at all:
- West Los Angeles
- Orange County
- San Diego
Call 888-537-6671 to Enjoy Specialized, Professional Alcohol Rehab
Our phones are manned by treatment experts 24/7, and they are more than happy to answer every single one of your questions and help you pick the right recovery program. What’s more, every phone call you make is 100% confidential, so there’s nothing to worry about privacy-wise.
Not only that, but our staff will also assess your financial info to see if it’s possible for your insurance provider to fully cover your rehab costs. If it isn’t, you might be eligible for some of our financial assistance programs instead.
Alternatively, we also provide private payment plans if you prefer that method instead. Our fees are billed monthly, but we can accommodate bi-weekly billings too.
Lastly, we should mention that we don’t keep any insurance records and credit cards on file. Plus, once everything’s handled, you can begin your recovery within 24 hours! Yes, that means you won’t have to deal with any waitlists at all.
So, call 8885376671 or get in touch with us online today. Whatever you choose, we can guarantee you will receive the alcohol rehab you deserve.