Alcohol withdrawal symptoms are tough to handle. No matter how long you have been struggling with an addiction to alcohol, you can detox safely when you get the right support in place. At Vogue Recovery Center, we are ready to help you manage your withdrawal from alcohol so that you can move forward with treatment. Alcohol detox centers focus on getting you through the detox period, dealing with symptoms as they arise. As symptoms can start as early as six hours after your last drink, detox gives you the best chance at preventing a relapse.
Early Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms During Detox
One of the bigger issues with withdrawing from alcohol is how fast symptoms can start to occur. You can begin to experience early alcohol withdrawal symptoms within six hours of your last drink. If you start to have symptoms, you will probably be tempted to drink a bit just to stop the withdrawal. Even the most willful person is likely to relapse during the detox process, unless there is support in place to make it easier. In early withdrawal from alcohol, you may experience:
- Anxiety that makes it difficult to sleep or relax
- Headaches that lead to vomiting or nausea
- Shaking hands or trembling that you can’t control
- Sweating as your body detoxes from the alcohol
You can start to have issues that seem mild at first and worsen as the hours pass by. Medical detox to safely remove alcohol from your system is the best way to begin your recovery and gives you a strong foundation to build upon.
Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms Beyond the Early Stage
More significant alcohol withdrawal symptoms can set in once you get past the first twelve hours without alcohol. Hallucinations can occur, and people who deal with hallucinations report having vivid delusions during this time. Without help in place, this can lead to seizures that may be life-threatening. You may experience profuse sweating, confusion, high blood pressure, a racing heart rate or fever as part of your withdrawal, all of which can be dangerous and uncomfortable. When you are in a detox program, you get the support you need to deal with all of your symptoms in safety and comfort.
Treatment Choices After Detox
Once you go through detox, you can begin to decide what treatment is right for you after this time. Detox takes about a week or so, depending on the severity of your withdrawal. Treatment can continue on to residential care if you aren’t ready to return home. You will work with a counselor to develop a treatment plan when you are ready to be discharged from detox. Your treatment plan may include:
- Further residential care to get the support you need
- Individual counseling to work on the emotional component of addiction
- A return home with a partial hospitalization program to have structure during the day
- Your goals when it comes to your overall treatment and sobriety
Short-term residential care provides you with support 24 hours a day to work through the early stages of recovery. As you get stronger, you can choose to return home or move on to a long term residential program. Once you make the decision to seek help for your addiction to alcohol, your treatment options will be explained to you every step of the way.
Get Help With Alcohol Detox Today
If you are ready to remove alcohol from your life, it’s time to contact Vogue Recovery Center at 866.682.8449. Stop letting alcohol control your life and begin your journey of sobriety now. You can heal from an alcohol addiction, but you have to make the decision to get help.