Treatment For Alcohol Withdrawal – An Overview On The Rehabilitation Process

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Alcohol is one of the kinds of drinks that can create a sense of addiction in people. When people start to reduce the daily intake of alcohol, they experience withdrawal symptoms. If the level of addiction is severe, then there are higher chances of alcohol users experiencing severe withdrawal symptoms.

Withdrawal symptoms that the alcohol users experience will not be same. The severity of the symptoms varies according to the level of addiction in the users. There are several factors that determine the severity of these symptoms and some of them are listed below –

  • Overall amount of alcoholic chemicals that are present in the body
  • The actual length and time duration of alcohol consumption in users
  • Usage of any medications for any health issue
  • Polydrug abuse

There are several kinds of withdrawal symptoms that the alcohol users might experience, after they reduce the overall intake of alcoholic beverage on daily basis. Some are listed below –

  • Rapid heart rate
  • Fatigue
  • Irritability or agitation
  • Vomiting
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Tremors or shaking
  • Nightmares
  • Anxiety or nervousness
  • Mood swings
  • Insomnia
  • Paleness of skin
  • Dilated pupils
  • Inability for reasoning

If you are residing in Kentucky and consume higher level of alcohol and are suffering from such side effects, then it is time to get admitted to any of the nearby rehabs in Kentucky. If your dear ones experience any such health issue overtime, then it is time to enroll them in any rehab program in the nearby rehabilitation centre.

The severe level of withdrawal symptoms that are noticed in the alcohol users are as follows –

  • Seizures
  • Fever
  • Auditory of visual hallucinations
  • Extreme agitation
  • Disorientation or profound confusion

Timeline of Alcohol Withdrawal

The possibility of the appearance of alcoholic withdrawal symptoms is around 8 hours. The time will be calculated based on when the alcohol users completely stopped drinking alcohol. The prolonged withdrawal symptoms will be noticed within the next 24 to 72 hours or even within 5 to 7 days.

Treatment for Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms

In order to make a person completely get rid of the alcoholic cravings in future, the experts working for any rehab centre will start the rehabilitation process through detox procedure.

  • Detox Facilities

Detox facility is meant for those alcohol users, who have not yet reached the severe level of alcohol addiction. The main aim of the procedures that are available in this option will be to maintain the psychiatric and medical condition of the patients, along with the stabilization of withdrawal symptoms.

  • Inpatient Facilities

As the name says, inpatient facilities constitute mainly of the patients who have reached the severity of the alcohol addiction. Here, people who are in need of constant attention will be admitted, since these patients require undivided attention of experts. The main aim of the inpatient facility medical procedures is to understand the underlying feelings, thoughts and experiences of the alcohol users.

Outpatient Treatment

 

This kind of treatment is for those people, who have drinking problem, but they are not addicted to alcohol yet. Often, they are social drinkers, who drink above the limit and have emotional attachment to alcoholic drinks. 

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