Are you ready to leave your addiction to alcohol behind, but are afraid of facing the inevitable symptoms of alcohol withdrawal? We at Knoxville Recovery Center understand that fear can become a roadblock to your success and want you to know that together, we will overcome.
When alcohol has you under its grip, life can become quite a whirlwind. Relationships become strained, your job performance is affected, and practically every area of your life is influenced negatively. Because of this, establishing a goal to quit drinking is an admirable one indeed.
With that being said, an alcoholic that decides to quit alcohol completely should expect to begin undergoing a series of detox symptoms shortly after abstaining from drinking. Let’s take a look at what symptoms to expect when experiencing alcohol withdrawal.
Symptoms of Alcohol Withdrawal
If you are a heavy drinker, your body may begin to react with withdrawal symptoms as soon as 8 hours after your last drink. Although symptoms may continue for weeks, you should expect them to peak during the first 24 to 72 hours of abstinence.
You should expect to feel a certain level of anxiety, depression, fatigue, and irritability. Feelings of jumpiness or shakiness are also commonly experienced. You are likely to have mood swings, and at times you won’t be thinking clearly. When you sleep, you may experience nightmares. You may sweat excessively, have headaches and lose your appetite.
The most severe form of alcohol withdrawal may cause a fever, severe agitation, and even seizures to occur.
Benefits of Professional Detox Treatment
You may be wondering why it would be beneficial for you to utilize professional detox treatment services. As mentioned above, alcohol withdrawal can be a rough road. Being an inpatient allows you 24-hour access to a team of dedicated medical specialists who are well-equipped to manage both the physical and mental aspects of what you are going through.
Receiving professional detox treatment is a wise choice as it separates you from familiar people and environments where temptation may be lurking around the corner. In addition to this, you are completely removed from stressful situations which may have contributed to your drinking habit. You don’t have to face your addiction alone. Getting professional help is key to living more comfortably during your withdrawal period, and ensuring your ultimate success.
We Can Help
Alcohol abuse is very dangerous, sometimes fatal if left untreated. Fortunately, help is available for those battling this addiction. Depending on the stage of an individual’s addiction, they may require detox, an intensive treatment program, or both. Fortunately, Knoxville Recovery Center offers various services to those struggling with this addiction.
Detox – Our on-site detox clinic accommodates and supports clients as the body sheds all residual traces of alcohol. Clients are under medical supervision during the detox process to ensure that they remain safe and comfortable.
Addiction Treatment – During our addiction treatment program, clients will engage in introductory therapies and exercises that work to prepare them for continued, more intensive treatment outside of our facility. The goal of our addiction treatment track is to stabilize clients so that they are treatment-ready.
Mental Health Treatment – Our mental health treatment program introduces behavioral therapies rooted in self-expression and holistic exercise. Art therapy, music therapy, and yoga are just a few forms of therapy we offer at the center. Our goal is to help the client reclaim their voice and expose them to treatment within a professional facility.
Aftercare Planning – Aftercare is designed for individuals who have benefitted from our introductory addiction services and are transitioning into a more intensive addiction treatment program. Once a client is stabilized, they will be encouraged to pursue continued addiction treatment. Our experienced case managers will then work with our clients to place them in a program that addresses their specific wants and needs.
Addiction is difficult to overcome alone. If you feel that you or a loved one is struggling with alcohol abuse, our specialists are on standby and ready to help. Call Knoxville Recovery Center and speak with an addiction expert today.