Alcohol Detox in Islip, New York

Alcohol Detox in Islip, New York

Alcoholics are often physically dependent on alcohol. What this means is that for an alcoholic to function, such as going to work, eating, driving, or completing other tasks, they must have alcohol in their system. When this type of alcoholic does not drink enough alcohol daily, their bodies will begin to exhibit signs of withdrawal. The most typical indication that someone is suffering from extreme alcoholism is when they experience physical withdrawal symptoms. Delirium Tremens (DT’s), casually known as the “shakes” are likely to occur to people who regularly (daily) consume large amounts of alcohol. Delirium tremens is a result of the central nervous system overreacting and flooding the body with neurotransmitters (brain chemicals that control various body responses) that cause uncomfortable reactions.

Alcohol Detox in Islip, New York

Islip NY Alcohol Detox Programs

Alcohol is a Central Nervous System depressant, which means it slows down the reactions and functions of the CNS. The CNS is responsible for releasing chemicals/hormones that signal to various body systems (heart and lungs, muscles, intestines, etc.) on how to best respond or maintain itself. When alcohol is consumed frequently, and in larger amounts, the CNS slows down all responses. Without the alcohol, the CNS overcompensates and starts releasing massive amounts of anxiety causing hormones; and other brain chemicals that typically cause rapid heart rate, increased blood pressure, muscle tension, confusion, and visual and sometimes auditory hallucinations.

A research article published with the National Center for Biotechnology Information advances science and health on alcohol withdrawal, and delirium tremens emphasizes how severe DTs can become and that they have the potential to cause seizures and even death.  

DT falls in the most severe spectrum of alcohol withdrawal and can potentially result in death unless managed promptly and adequately. Alcohol withdrawal happens only after a sudden cessation of heavy and prolonged use of alcohol. It consists of several distinct symptoms ( autonomic hyperactivity, hand tremors, nausea, transient hallucination, increased psycho-motor activity/agitation, generalized seizures. The presence of any three of these symptoms indicates alcohol withdrawal. (NCBI)

The researchers responsible for the article also note how alcohol withdrawal symptoms can be managed safely with benzodiazepine medications. The alcohol detox centers that we connect clients to provide safe medications for alcohol withdrawal symptoms. The medicines they typically prescribe to help a person safely and easily detox from alcohol include a benzodiazepine taper, sleep medications, and other drugs to control nausea and vomiting or other flu-like symptoms.

It is essential to point out that not all alcoholics will experience delirium tremors. DT’s can begin as soon as 6 hours after the last alcoholic drink, but more commonly, DT’s start after 12 or more hours of the last drink. Many alcoholics drink heavily but do not experience severe withdrawal symptoms such as delirium tremens. The more subtle but as potentially dangerous and uncomfortable alcohol withdrawal symptoms that are most likely to occur are anxiety and panic, nausea and vomiting, head and body aches, dehydration, inability to sleep or restless sleep, and cravings for more alcohol.

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However, since alcoholism is a disease of the mind and body stemming from multiple factors, most alcoholics will also likely experience depression when they stop drinking. The disease of alcoholism is a treatable condition. The centers we recommend provide alcohol detox services and treatment programs that allow alcoholics to attain peace of mind, so they no longer desire to drink alcohol. The most important step an alcoholic can take is to ask for help to stop drinking. To learn about the alcohol detox center in Islip, NY, please connect with one of our alcohol detox and treatment specialists.

Our specialists work closely with Islip NY alcohol detox centers in New York and out-of-state. They can have you or a loved one admitted into a detox center in as few as 24 hours.    

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