Alcohol Withdrawal

Sunrise Recovery Ranch provides alcohol addiction treatment rooted in a science-based, research-supported clinical model to ensure a healthier, more satisfying life, without addiction.

Causes of Withdrawal

Causes of alcohol withdrawal

The consumption of alcohol is widely practiced it today’s society. And while having a drink or two is typically viewed as being acceptable for those aged 21 and older at social gatherings and other such events, there are those to consume liquor, beer, and/or wine to such an extent that it becomes problematic.

The longer a person abuses alcohol, the more likely that individual is to begin drinking more of it in order to experience the desired effects. Additionally, the frequency of alcohol consumption can also increase if an individual becomes a regular drinker of this substance. The reason why this occurs is because a person can develop a tolerance to alcohol, which can be an indicator of addiction.

Alcohol tolerance means that a person’s body has become accustomed to the presence of it, and, thusly, requires more of it in order to function. When an individual who regularly abuses alcohol no longer consumes liquor, beer, and/or wine, withdrawal symptoms are likely to set it in as a result. Should symptoms of withdrawal manifest, it can indicate that the person is chemically dependent on alcohol and could benefit from receiving care in order to overcome his or her addiction.

Alcohol withdrawal symptoms can vary in severity. Some can be mildly uncomfortable, while others can be life-threatening. In either instance, it is a wise idea to seek treatment for alcohol addiction in order to avoid further life-altering or life-ending effects that this form of chemical dependency can cause.

Signs of Withdrawal

Signs of alcohol withdrawal

There are many factors that can impact the apparentness of alcohol withdrawal symptoms in a person. Depending on how long a person has been drinking, the amount of alcohol that is consumed, and if the individual is also suffering from a medical condition(s) at the same time, the telltale signs of alcohol withdrawal can be different from person to person.

Given the fact that alcohol withdrawal symptoms can be severe, it is important for an individual to seek treatment when an addiction to alcohol is present. Below are some signs that could infer a person is suffering from alcohol withdrawal:

  • Irritability
  • Nausea
  • Nightmares
  • Confusion
  • Depressed mood
  • Agitation
  • Clammy skin
  • Feelings of fatigue
  • Dilated pupils
  • Drastic shifts in mood
  • Feelings of anxiety
  • Poor appetite
  • Seizures
  • Shakiness
  • Vomiting
  • Inability to think clearly
  • Increased heart rate
  • Fever
  • Hallucinations
  • Headache
  • Inability to sleep

If there is doubt that you or a loved one is addicted to alcohol, it could be helpful to note if any of the above signs are present following the cessation of alcohol use.

Why Seek Rehab

Why seek rehab for alcohol addiction in Riverside, CA

There are many dangers associated with alcohol addiction. Alcohol poisoning, which is actually an alcohol overdose, is possible, and the withdrawal symptoms associated with this form of chemical dependency can render serious consequences that could lead to a fatal outcome. Generally speaking, the ongoing and long-standing abuse of liquor, beer, and/or wine can wreak havoc on an individual’s overall health, and the effects on a person’s work and home life can leave him or her unemployed, alone, and in financial ruin.

If an individual is struggling with alcohol withdrawal symptoms, he or she is likely suffering from an addiction to alcohol. In many instances, when these symptoms emerge, there is a good chance that a person will continue his or her abuse of this substance as the continuation of alcohol use keeps withdrawal symptoms at bay. Remaining addicted to alcohol does not allow an individual to get to the root causes of his or her substance abuse, which is why seeking treatment is especially important.

Among the various treatment options that exist, residential treatment is one of the most effective for treating alcohol addiction. Within this level of care, a person can receive the necessary interventions that can make recovery both possible and long-lasting. One such intervention that is especially helpful to those who are working to overcome an addiction to alcohol is detox. Detox is a process that occurs at the start of a person’s care and can help to alleviate the withdrawal symptoms that an individual is suffering from once the use of alcohol has stopped. Given the fact that many men and women return to the use of alcohol as a means of avoiding withdrawal, detox, when it is part of a residential treatment program, can assist in jumpstarting a person’s recovery process.

At Sunrise Recovery Ranch, we have years of experience in treating those who wish to be freed from the chains of alcohol addiction. We facilitate the process of detox so that clients are not saddled with uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms, and we are pleased to offer several other proven effective treatment methods that can garner the most favorable treatment outcomes for those who are entrusted into our care. If you would like to learn more about how we can assist you or someone you care about in safely winning the war against alcohol addiction, give us a call today.

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