Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms and Treatment

Problem drinking, in addition to being physically harmful and emotionally destructive, is also highly addictive. At American Addiction Centers, we can help you or your loved one overcome the difficult alcohol withdrawal process. Call us today at 877-640-1943.

Alcohol withdrawal treatment can help the alcoholic get clean — and stay clean.

The moment of truth for many alcoholics is when they wake up and must start the day with a drink to get rid of “the shakes.” This is alcohol withdrawal taking over the alcoholic’s life; even if he or she is ashamed of drinking so much and would like to stop, that early morning drink is required to feel normal.

It’s a vicious cycle, because that first drink will inevitably lead to more as the day progresses. The alcoholic will then wake up again the following day with the shakes. But with the alcohol withdrawal treatment available in our high-quality alcohol rehab centers, this cycle can be broken. Millions of Americans are beating the disease of alcoholism, one day at a time.

Besides shaking, there are other uncomfortable alcohol withdrawal symptoms.

  1. Headache
  2. Dizziness
  3. Nausea and vomiting
  4. Sweating
  5. Restlessness
  6. Seizures
  7. Increased heart rate or blood pressure
  8. Trouble sleeping or concentrating

Alcohol detox is a better way to conquer alcohol withdrawal.

Alcoholics who enter rehab have a higher sobriety success rate than those who attempt to quit on their own, because rehab makes alcohol withdrawal symptoms much more manageable. When you or your loved one is admitted into one of the premier alcohol treatment programs in the American Addiction Centers family, you’ll receive prescription medications that minimize, and in some cases, nearly eliminate, alcohol withdrawal symptoms.

After detox, you’ll be surrounded by professional addiction counselors, as well as others in recovery. We’ll draw you the road map to success and if you fall, we’ll offer a helping hand. Call American Addiction Centers today at 877-640-1943.

Many others are going through alcohol withdrawal, too.

The American Family Physician medical journal estimates that as many as 2,000,000 Americans experience alcohol withdrawal each year, and only about 10 or 20% of these problem drinkers enter alcohol rehab.

By choosing to go it alone, alcoholics in the withdrawal phase are not only putting their future sobriety at risk, but also their health — liver problems or cardiovascular problems may can create dangerous medical complications if withdrawal is not supervised by trained professionals.

There are principles of medically-trained, supervised alcohol withdrawal.

With the experienced alcohol detox services available through our treatment centers, both the addict and his or her family can rest much easier. The American Society of Addiction identifies three principles as the official stated detox goals:

  1. To provide a safe withdrawal from the drug(s) of dependence and enable the patient to become drug-free
  2. To provide a withdrawal that is humane and thus protects the patient’s dignity
  3. To prepare the patient for ongoing treatment of his or her dependence on alcohol or other drugs

The alcohol rehab programs available through American Addiction Centers follow all three of these goals, while also offering an individualized recovery plan that caters to your individual needs. From teen rehab programs to luxury rehabs that offer spa-quality amenities, we offer the best and most effective options.

Take that crucial first step. Pick up the phone and call us today at 877-640-1943.

No matter your insurance, be it Cigna, Aetna, Humana, Blue Cross / Blue Shield (BCBS), Assurant, Unicare, United Health Care, Anthem, Carefirst, Asuris Northwest Health, Golden Rule, Celtic Insurance, Fortis, Health Net, Kaiser, Vista, Shelter, Wellpoint, Tri Care, Accordia or even Medicare and state insurance — we can help you find an alcohol withdrawal treatment center. We also offer affordable self pay options, as well as luxury alcohol withdrawal treatment.