Going through detox after heavy drinking can be difficult for someone with alcoholism, especially if they don’t get the proper help. Our South Florida alcohol detox utilizes medication-assisted care and round-the-clock support from our specialists to help clients safely get through alcohol withdrawal and avoid relapse. Alcohol withdrawals are often severe enough that addicts attempting to quit will continue to drink to avoid them, which can make matters worse. If you or a loved one is struggling with alcoholism and wants to quit, we offer luxury detox at Seaside Palm Beach that can make it possible.
What Alcohol Withdrawal Is Like
Alcohol withdrawal occurs when people with alcohol dependence don’t drink for a while or cut back on their drinking. Dependence can occur with many forms of drug use, even in people who take prescription medications correctly. And while it’s not always a sign of addiction, considering that alcohol is not a prescription medication, withdrawals from alcohol are usually not a good sign.
Someone dependent on alcohol can’t feel “normal” unless they drink. Withdrawals occur when the brain attempts to regulate itself after being under the influence of alcohol’s sedative effects. As the body and brain attempt to adjust to a lack of alcohol, reactions called withdrawal symptoms start to occur.
Withdrawals can be highly uncomfortable and painful when detoxing from alcohol. As a result, the individual may continue to drink heavily to avoid them. As their tolerance develops, physical dependence eventually becomes an addiction, in which they’re as psychologically dependent on alcohol as they are physically dependent.
Common alcohol withdrawal symptoms include:
- Shaky hands
- Mild anxiety
- Visual, auditory, or tactile hallucinations
- Disorientation, confusion, and severe anxiety
- DTs (delirium tremens)
- Hallucinations (primarily visual) which cannot be distinguished from reality
- Profuse sweating
- High blood pressure
- Racing and irregular heartbeat
- Severe tremors
- Low-grade fever
Withdrawal from alcohol can begin as early as two hours after the person’s last drink and can last for weeks. Symptoms may range from mild anxiety and shaking to severe physical complications like seizures. Death from alcohol withdrawal, although rare, is possible. For these reasons, the best way to detox from alcohol is with the help of a medical team, such as the one at our Florida drug and alcohol detox center.
How to Help Alcohol Withdrawal
At our luxury drug and alcohol rehab in South Florida, we prioritize the safety and comfort of our clients, especially when they’re going through withdrawal. During detox, patients receive medication-assisted treatment (as needed) to mitigate withdrawals while under the care and supervision of our team. Considering that relapse is most common during withdrawal, we strive to create a clean, safe, and comfortable environment where our patients can get through this challenging stage of recovery.
Following detox, patients can then move onto our luxury alcohol addiction treatment, in which they’ll receive high-end care, amenities, food, and more. No matter what substance use or mental health disorder you’re going through, our luxury drug and alcohol rehab in Palm Beach can help.
For more information about our Florida alcohol detox or other addiction and mental health services, contact Seaside Palm Beach today.