Alcohol abuse is a widespread problem that many people face every day. In 2019, the National Survey on Drug Use and Health revealed that 16.3 million people in the United States struggle with alcohol abuse.
If drinking is casting a shadow over your life, NP Addiction Clinic provide bespoke treatment packages including alcohol detox to help you break free and begin your new life.
As a depressant, alcohol relaxes the central nervous system (CNS), making people feel happy and euphoric. The CNS responds by sending more signals than usual to compensate for this to keep our body functioning. Prolonged use means the CNS gets used to sending this level of signals.
If we abruptly stop drinking, our brain and CNS take time to adjust to regular functioning without alcohol. During this period, people experience a range of side effects including:
Symptoms of alcohol addiction can vary from person to person but can include some of the following:
Being dependent on alcohol looks different for everyone. Alcohol abuse can also include binge drinking, where a person drinks to excess several nights a week. Binge drinking can also have adverse effects on physical and mental health.
Being addicted to alcohol for a long time can also lead to long term health and medical conditions, such as:
A detox at NP Addiction Clinic works by flushing out all alcohol from the body so that it can function normally while using medication to make sure that any side effects are treated and our patient’s health is never at risk.
Using medication alleviates many of the more extreme withdrawal symptoms and makes detox much easier to progress through.
As each person is different, there is no one fit for all when it comes to medication. However, the following medications are often prescribed:
When quitting alcohol, alcohol withdrawal stages typically include:
Although many people attempt to withdraw from alcohol alone, doing so can be extremely dangerous. Completing a supervised withdrawal in a rehab center is recommended by the medical community.
With inpatient detoxes, professional care, support, and medical help are at hand at all times. Other key benefits of inpatient alcohol detox include:
At NP Addiction Clinic, we recognize the importance of a strong support network for rehab programs to be successful. As a result, we ensure that each client always has access to constant support and comprehensive care from staff.
Understanding that alcohol addiction can take a long time to recover from, at NP Addiction Clinic, we provide ongoing support for clients for as long as they need.
Often, alcohol abuse can go hand in hand with drug abuse, leaving many people dependent on both drugs and alcohol.
To ensure those with co-existing addictions secure the treatment they need, we require all our patients to complete an in-depth assessment process here at NP Addiction Clinic. Working with each individual, we ensure the highest chances of a successful recovery by creating bespoke detox programs for both drugs and alcohol.
Drugs and alcohol can sometimes be a band-aid for serious mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, and trauma. For this very reason, at NP Addiction Clinic, we also offer dual diagnosis treatment.
Dual diagnosis treatment simultaneously treats both addiction and mental health. Combining detox with psychological and well-being therapies, this particular treatment helps patients get back to a healthy, happy life.
Alcohol abuse can be hard to spot. You might not think that you’re dependent on alcohol, but you may want to consider an alcohol detox if:
The above signs often indicate that an individual has become dependent on alcohol. As a result, if you experience any of these, you may benefit from alcohol addiction treatment.
If your drinking impacts your everyday life, contact NP Addiction Clinic to see what treatment is right for you.
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