When you begin the process of alcohol detox, you will most likely experience alcohol withdrawal symptoms. These physical alcohol withdrawal symptoms are different for everyone, but can include, sweats, nausea, vomiting, tremors, anxiety and the possibility of convulsions and seizures. With the medications that are available today, an effective alcohol detox and alcohol treatment program can minimize and in some cases, almost eliminate the symptoms associated with alcohol withdrawal.
It is reported through studies that people who have social and family support, motivation and overall good health are more likely to recover and remain abstinent from alcohol. Around 50% to 60% of addicts show signs of full recovery. For those people with no motivation and absence of any kind of moral support, the evaluation period is longer as they generally tend to relapse.
The treatment process includes three stages which are detoxification, rehabilitation, and sober maintenance. Detoxification should be applied under medical care if alcohol addiction is in the late stages as it can have life threatening implications. It is important to know that detoxification cannot prevent cravings, so it is difficult to maintain recovery.
The medicines included in the treatment process for alcohol abuse include Benzodiazepine, this is an anti anxiety drug used for withdrawal symptoms like poor sleep and anxiety. Another medicine is Disulfiram which can be used when the detoxification phase has passed. This medication is most suitable for highly motivated individuals as it interferes with alcohol metabolism.
Here at Wilkes-Barre Alcohol Rehab, our goal is not to make you sober but to keep you sober. We will help you understand that relationships will no longer be affected if you cut back on your drinking. Plus, you will have more time for your friends and loved ones and you can do all the activities that you really care about. These include doing well on your job and your family.
Some alcoholics are afraid to go into alcohol addiction treatment because they do not want to lose their drinking buddies or perhaps they do not want to face their real problems. In our center, you will be content and relaxed that you will see it is much better to face the reality and stop drinking.
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