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Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms

Withdrawal symptoms range from mild to severe, with the worst symptoms being seizures, disorientation, and hallucinations. If you’re suffering from signs of alcoholism, you should highly consider one of United Recovery Project’s substance abuse detox programs. Our medical detox center has a staff that works around the clock to manage your withdrawal symptoms using medicinal and holistic remedies.

Understanding The Severity Of Alcohol Withdrawal Side Effects

Like any addiction, those suffering from chronic alcoholism experience varying magnitudes of side effects. The American Academy of Family Physicians places withdrawal symptoms into the following three categories:

Mild: Symptoms in the mild category include increased anxiety, difficulties sleeping, trembling, and GI issues. 

Moderate: These symptoms include issues breathing, increased blood pressure and heart rate, and problems thinking clearly.

Severe: Some of the most severe alcoholism symptoms include frequent disorientation, seizures, hallucinations, and the inability to concentrate. 

Note: The severity of withdrawal symptoms depends on various factors, such as your age, level of alcohol dependence, and any underlying mental health issues. 

When Do You Experience Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms?

Although the exact timing of alcohol withdrawal symptoms varies, you can expect to feel the side effects in as soon as six hours. You’ll first notice mild side effects, such as heightened anxiety and digestive tract issues. After a day without alcohol, it’s not uncommon to have trouble seeing or hearing – you may begin to feel as though you’re in an altered state. Once you hit the one-day mark, you might also experience seizures or withdrawal delirium. Symptoms could start to wind down within two to three days after drinking for the lucky ones. However, some alcoholics could feel sick for days after their last sip of alcohol. Those with chronic alcoholism may have symptoms so severe that they have no choice but to go to the emergency room. 

Does Everyone Get Withdrawals?

There’s no way to say with certainty that everyone experiences withdrawal symptoms. The symptoms you experience after drinking depend on various factors, including your medical history, how much alcohol you consume, and your age. Some people might only experience mild withdrawal symptoms that they easily mistake as a hangover. On the other hand, some alcoholics might suffer withdrawal symptoms so severe that they can’t function. 

Even if you only experience mild withdrawals, you should still highly consider our luxury addiction treatment. Your symptoms will undoubtedly exacerbate if you don’t seek the professional help that an alcohol rehab offers.

Why Do People Find It Hard To Stop Drinking?

If you develop an addiction to alcohol, it’s exceptionally challenging to curb the bad habit. The reason? Your brain’s chemistry changes as you continue to consume alcohol excessively. Once you become dependent on alcohol, your brain sees the habitual alcohol consumption as “normal.” Consequently, your brain will strive to reach this new “balance,” and anything that throws it off will trigger withdrawal symptoms. Therefore, it’s so hard to stop drinking because you essentially retrain your brain to adapt to consistent drinking, and when you don’t drink, your brain feels out of balance. 

United Recovery Project’s Luxury Addiction Treatment

Here at United Recovery Project, we offer three luxury addiction treatment options:

  • Inpatient residential treatment
  • Partial hospitalization program (PHP)
  • Intensive outpatient program (IOP)

All clients start their journey at the United Recovery project by entering our alcohol detox center. During their time in the alcohol detox program, recovering addicts manage their withdrawal symptoms under the supervision of our medical professionals. Once clients complete detox, they work with our licensed staff to create a customized treatment plan that suits their needs. This treatment plan may involve inpatient residential treatment at our luxury rehab center, our partial hospitalization program, or an intensive outpatient program. 

No matter the type of substance abuse treatment, clients receive individualized care that enables them to discover the root cause of their addiction, develop healthy coping mechanisms, and develop lifelong skills that empower them to lead a life of sobriety. 

Therapy Programs

There’s no “one-size-fits-all” approach to alcohol addiction therapy – everyone learns to cope with their addiction differently. Our clients can choose from various therapy options, including group, individual, and family sessions. Here’s a look at our comprehensive selection of therapy programs that we incorporate into our drug and alcohol addiction treatment:

  • Group therapy
  • Equine therapy
  • Art therapy
  • Music therapy
  • Motivational therapy
  • Nutrition therapy
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT)
  • Psychotherapy
  • Life skills training

In addition to participating in healing therapies, clients also take part in weekend activities and visit the nearby Atlantic coast to de-stress and stabilize their emotions. We also have an alumni program where recovering addicts can collaborate, network, participate in various activities, and listen to guest speakers. Best of all, you’ll have the opportunity to surround yourself with individuals who share the same common goal: sobriety. 

Are You Struggling With Alcohol Withdrawal?
Contact United Recovery Project Today

If you’re struggling with alcohol withdrawal, we’re here to help you get on the path to recovery

CALL US 833.525.0166

to learn more about alcohol addiction therapy and luxury drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers. We’re more than glad to answer any questions you have about our treatment and verify your insurance. Remember, the first step to recovery is to admit that you have an addiction. If you’ve already come to terms with your addiction, you’re one step closer to sobriety!