Alcohol Detox Information
The alcohol withdrawal symptoms can be classified into physical and behavioral. A good alcohol detox for Long Island, Queens, and Staten Island residents can address both areas of the detoxification spectrum for a rapid stabilization followed by medically assisted efforts to help minimize the alcohol withdrawal symptoms. Out of the many drug addictions, including dependencies on heroin, crack, and other illicit narcotic powerhouses, alcohol is one of the only substances that can kill you during the detox phase. The other one is benzodiazepines, which form the family of commonly abused pills such as Xanax, Klonopin, and Valium.
The reason for this potentially deadly alcohol withdrawal process lies in the fact that an alcohol detox makes you more prone and susceptible to seizures. This unusual medical phenomenon is craftily explained as, “alcohol withdrawal seizures are pharmacologically induced, the pathophysiologic mechanisms almost certainly are different from those of the seizures that occur in genetic and acquired epilepsies.” (NCBI). The end result is a complete alcohol withdrawal that could turn fatal if it is not handled by the proper detox facility.
Behavioral Alcohol Withdrawal
While drug and alcohol withdrawal is a mind and body experience, at different points, one aspect overpowers the other. The behavioral withdrawal symptoms can include agitation, restlessness, irritability, confusion, hallucinations, and anxiety. An alcoholics’ stress levels will often go through the roof, further complicating the situation. Without alcohol in his/her system, the alcoholic will become extremely anxious, unable to think clearly or focus. Alcohol withdrawal makes it almost impossible to continue daily responsibilities such as work, school, and family life.
Physical Alcohol Withdrawal
We’ve seen countless souls go through the horrors of alcohol withdrawal and would not wish this experience on our worst enemy. Seizures are classified as a physical withdrawal symptom, creating the commonly called delirium tremens – a mix of behavioral and physical symptoms that include confusion, rapid heart rate, hallucinations, sweating, irregular heartbeat, severe tremors, and fever. Recovering alcoholics while still in detox also shake quite often and struggle with gastrointestinal issues (nausea/vomiting).