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Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) is a common problem in the US and worldwide. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), around 200 million people worldwide struggle with an alcohol-related condition. The WHO also reports that alcohol is the cause of death for approximately 3 million people worldwide annually.

If you are struggling with alcohol misuse and abuse, it is time to reach out for help. Alcohol Use Disorder can affect anyone – it does not discriminate by age or gender.

The good news is that help is available. At Detox West Tennessee, we offer alcohol detoxification and rehabilitation programs to help you overcome your addiction.

Recovery is essential if you want to live a happy, healthy life. Alcohol addiction can cause us to lose jobs, relationships, and our sense of self. It is destructive not only to ourselves but also to those we love.

Alcohol Addiction

Alcohol addiction is a chronic and progressive condition. Without treatment, alcohol addiction worsens. It disrupts all areas of life, including our career, our family, our relationships, and our physical, psychological, and emotional well-being.

Alcohol is a popular drug of choice in the US and worldwide. According to SAMHSA’s 2019 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), over 85% of people over 18 have consumed alcohol. The same survey reports 25% of people binge drink monthly.

Though people drink in many settings, such as birthdays, weddings, sports events, or simply after work, it is still dangerous. Some people manage to use alcohol safely and in moderation. Others are not so fortunate. What begins as casual drinking can turn into dependence and addiction.

Once a person has become dependent on alcohol, they feel the need to drink to function normally in day-to-day life. Alcohol dependence is costly, both financially and to our health.

When people with alcohol dependence cannot access alcohol, they may experience deep distress and go to great lengths to drink. They might lie about their whereabouts and how they have been spending their money. Dependence can progress into addiction if left untreated. Once addiction happens, it is essential to seek professional help. Addiction left untreated can be fatal.

Here at Detox West Tennessee, we offer a comprehensive detox program for alcohol addiction. Detoxification is where the body’s systems eliminate toxic chemicals and breaks the physical dependence. It is a crucial first step towards recovery from alcohol addiction.

Detox is required to help those struggling with dependence and addiction effectively move through the inevitable withdrawal symptoms that come on when we stop using alcohol.

Alcohol Withdrawal

When we use alcohol for a prolonged period, our body gets used to having it in our system. If we suddenly stop drinking, we are subject to a range of unpleasant, deeply uncomfortable feelings, thoughts, sensations, and physical symptoms. This is known as withdrawal.

Withdrawal is an inevitable part of quitting alcohol. It is complicated and at times, overwhelming, which is why many are reluctant to quit. However, the consequences of continued alcohol use far outweigh the negative experience of withdrawal.

The severity of withdrawal symptoms depends on:

  • History of alcohol use
  • Co-occurring conditions
  • How much alcohol they use

People experience withdrawal symptoms on both a physical and psychological level.

Physical Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms

When those struggling with addiction stop drinking, the body must adapt to the system’s lack of alcohol. Physically, this change can manifest as:

  • Headaches
  • Muscle pain
  • Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
  • Shaking, tremors
  • Reduced appetite
  • Fatigue
  • Fluctuating body temperature (hot and cold flashes)
  • Increased heart rate
  • Seizure

Psychological Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms

The psychological symptoms of alcohol withdrawal include:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Confusion
  • Nightmares
  • Poor concentration
  • Irritability
  • Agitation
  • Mood swings
  • Powerful cravings for alcohol
  • Hallucinations
  • Delirium Tremens (DT)

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Alcohol Detox at Detox West Tennessee

At Detox West Tennessee, we understand the impact of alcohol’s withdrawal symptoms on your well-being. Withdrawal doesn’t have to be overwhelming – we can help you manage it.

At our center, our detox specialists are equipped with the skills and knowledge to minimize your symptoms and help you make it through the detox process and beyond.

We help each client get through withdrawal by offering a professionally supervised, medically assisted detoxification program. Detoxification is necessary to remove the toxic chemicals in the body that have built up due to prolonged alcohol use. In detox, all traces of alcohol are eliminated from the body.

One may try to detox themselves at home, but it is highly recommended by the World Health Organization that detox takes place in a supervised clinical setting. Untreated withdrawal significantly increases the risk of relapse.

At the time of symptoms, drinking can seem like the only way to feel better. However, drinking to reduce withdrawal symptoms creates a vicious cycle of abuse.

Eventually, a person struggling with addiction must go through the withdrawal stage. This is a necessary step on the road to recovery. When you att21end a detox program, withdrawal is made much easier to handle, and your chances of recovery are significantly higher.

Why Is Detox Necessary?

Detox is crucial for a successful recovery from alcohol addiction. Without detox, a person struggling is subject to the immense physical and psychological pressure of alcohol dependence and is likely to relapse.

Therapy and counseling are the cornerstones of any addiction treatment program. A client cannot effectively engage in these healing approaches with the continued use of alcohol. In that case, they will miss another crucial aspect of successful recovery.

Medically-Assisted Alcohol Detox

At Detox West Tennessee, our expert medical staff can provide all of the necessary medical support in a supervised and controlled setting. Medications are used in alcohol detox programs to help reduce the severity of the client’s withdrawal symptoms.

When withdrawal symptoms are managed, it is easier for clients to engage in other aspects of rehabilitation such as therapy and counseling.

The type of medication used in treatment will depend on the needs of the client. Benzodiazepines are commonly used in addiction treatment programs to help clients calm their anxiety during withdrawal. Naltrexone is used to prevent alcohol from taking effect, which ultimately reduces cravings.

Compassionate Support and Treatment at Detox West Tennessee

At Detox West Tennessee, we provide compassionate support for those struggling with addiction. We understand that reaching out for help can be daunting. People with alcohol addiction are often stigmatized, preventing them from seeking the help they need. The support we provide here at the center is compassionate and non-judgmental.

We aim to restore a sense of autonomy and agency in client’s lives. This can only happen when they’ve broken the physical hold of alcohol.

Detox and withdrawal can seem frightening, but we ensure each client’s safety and support. Each program is created and led by addiction and mental health specialists who can determine the most appropriate course of action for you or your loved one.

Other than fully supervised medical support, we provide a comprehensive rehabilitation program. In rehabilitation, clients receive evidence-based therapies and counseling methods. Detox is only the first step in recovery.

Real, successful recovery requires that clients are prepared for life outside of treatment. This involves resilience, life skill building, and access to support after a treatment program has been completed. Contact us today to begin your journey back to health.

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