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Alcohol Withdrawal in Naperville IL (630) 596-4075

Alcohol withdrawal occurs when a person who is addicted to drinking does not get alcohol into their system at the time the body and mind have come to expect it. These withdrawals from drinking can occur by sheer accident or circumstance when the addicted person is simply unable to drink for a period of eight or more hours, or will occur when a person is attempting to quit drinking completely.

Treatment is available and should be sought out by addicts who want to improve their health and quality of life. Find out how you can seek help when you call Alcohol Treatment Centers Naperville at (630) 596-4075.

Causes of Alcohol Withdrawal

Withdrawal is predominantly caused by the physical addiction a person has to drinking. As you may know, addiction is both mental and physical in nature. The mental addiction a person may have has to do with their original reasons for abusing alcohol and their emotional cravings and reliance on the substance.

However, the physical addiction develops based on internal body chemistry and the way that alcohol interacts with and influences that internal chemistry. When this substance enters the body, it gets into the bloodstream almost immediately by permeating through the lining of the stomach. Then, it goes to work on the brain and nervous system. Ethanol sends signals to block certain actions from being taken, while stimulating others, such as the release of dopamine.

With repeated abuse, the brain begins to wait to do certain things until it is signaled by alcohol to do so. This is the essence of physical addiction. Thus, a person experiences withdrawal, when the brain and the rest of the body are craving that needed signal to operate and function “normally” as the body has adjusted to understand normalcy. Without the alcohol, the body feels as if something is wrong and sends signals letting a person know that things are not working right inside of their body.

Every addict will experience withdrawal from alcohol in some form or other. The precise symptoms and the intensity or severity of the symptoms they experience may vary from person to person and from withdrawal experience to withdrawal experience, though.

Symptoms of Alcohol Withdrawal

Withdrawal typically peaks or reaches its most intense point somewhere between 24 and 72 hours after a person’s last drink. However, symptoms may continue for several weeks beyond that point. There is no set time in which withdrawals will suddenly cease.

Withdrawal symptoms can be both physical and mental. They may also vary in severity from minor all the way up to medically dangerous.

Physical Symptoms

  •         Tremors
  •         Headaches
  •         Cold sweats
  •         Nausea/Vomiting/Diarrhea

Mental Symptoms

  •         Depression
  •         Irritability
  •         Moods swings
  •         Aggression/Anger

Extreme Symptoms

  •         Seizures
  •         Hallucinations of any kind
  •         Fever
  •         Heart attack

Residential Treatment for Preventing Future Alcohol Use

When a person seeks treatment to help with their alcohol withdrawal and to break their addiction, they should do so in a residential treatment center. This is due to the fact that residential treatment is comprehensive, beginning with medical detox to get a person through withdrawals safely and successfully, and then continuing on to treatments that address mental addiction.

These mental addiction treatments (which can also help with the physical addiction at times as well) include both individual and group therapy, as well as restorative yoga, art therapy, acupuncture, music therapy, and chiropractic care.

Call 630-596-4075 to speak with a representative from Alcohol Treatment Centers Naperville if you have any questions or concerns about alcohol withdrawal or treatment. They are here to help you overcome your addiction.

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