Symptoms of Alcohol Withdrawal
For some, alcohol withdrawal simply feels like a “hangover.” Nothing much to worry about, right? If you’ve been using alcohol regularly for an extended period of time, this is completely untrue. The reason alcohol withdrawal is such a serious issue is that those suffering from withdrawal can go from having symptoms of a mild hangover to very severe alcohol withdrawal symptoms quickly.
Signs of withdrawal symptoms include anxiety, restlessness, sweating, headaches, chills, vomiting and insomnia. However, symptoms for alcoholics can go from mild to severe quickly. Severe symptoms include, but are not limited to seizures, delirium tremens, hallucinations, high-blood pressure, increased heart rate, and severe depression. Without trained staff to oversee the alcoholic withdrawal and detox process, the person suffering from withdrawals will be at-risk for serious health problems. Professionally-managed alcohol detox usually includes medication to help manage the symptoms of withdrawal, reducing the immediate risks to the individual and making the detox process far more comfortable that it would otherwise be. Unlike a true medical alcohol detox, residential detox takes place in a comfortable, home-like setting rather than a hospital, providing a far more comfortable overall experience than a cold, medical environment would.