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Long Term Rehabilitation for D...

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BIPOLAR DISORDER FACTS

This blog is a compilation of the common questions asked by patients with bipolar disorder and their family members.  It is completely for the knowledge, short-term recovery, and most importantly to imbibe self-confidence for the individuals that – You’re not alone! I read that ‘people with bipolar disorder can’t switch to normal life again‘ is […]

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What is sniffing addiction?

Sniffing is an act of inhaling substance right from the container of the substance. Sniffing involves either pouring or spraying a substance on a cloth and holding that soaked cloth to the nose or placing it in the mouth. And bagging is where fumes from the substance are trapped in a bag and then held […]

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‘Like seriously!!!???’ We do say “what?!”, “really!?”, “OMG!!!”; when we are surprised. When we know something new we are surprised, and when we know about the famous faces, this expression is magnified and the news goes viral. Especially celebrities with an illness like bipolar disorder. Do these faces look familiar to you? Yes, these faces […]

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Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms

Alcohol Addiction

Thinking of quitting alcohol? Worried of how you would manage the withdrawal symptoms?  But a bit of a difficulty is worth it for a sober life. And we are here to help you manage it.

What are withdrawal symptoms?

The individual might encounter alcohol withdrawal syndrome when he/she tends to have a physical dependence on alcohol. In other cases, sudden halt of alcohol also leads to the same result.

What’s happening inside?

Due to the excessive drinking, the brain tends to adopt the buzz condition and altering its neurotransmitters. When the consumption begins to stop gradually during withdrawal process the brain tries to restore the normal condition

At the time of withdrawal, both body and brain will be in distress. This condition tempts to crave alcohol, which will stop the temporary hyperactivity of the nervous system and restore the new adaptive balance of alcoholism.

After two hours of last drink, the individual might suffer from withdrawal symptoms. The highest peak of symptoms reaches within the first 24 to 48 hours. This is when the individual might experience uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms such as sleeplessness, heart pounding, change in the level of blood pressure, profuse sweating and fever.

Signs Time frame
Tremors (shakes) These usually starts within 5 to 10 hours after the last alcohol drink and typically peak at 24 to 48 hours.
Alcohol hallucinosis  This symptom usually starts within 12 to 24 hours after your last drink, might be long last as 2 days.
Delirium tremens This generally begins 2 to 3 days after the last drink, but it may be delayed more than a week. It’s high intensity is usually 4 to 5 days after the last drink.
 Alcohol withdrawal seizures

Seizures may occur 6 to 48 hours after the last drink, and it is common for several seizures to occur over several hours. The risk peaks at 24 hours. 

 

Tips to manage withdrawal symptoms:

  1. Consuming more fluids like vegetable soups, electrolyte, and nutritional that contain electrolytes to get rid of dehydration and avoid vomiting.
  2. During the detoxing process, schedule the plan and strictly follow the protocols. Also, seek support from friends and family members during the process because more support will help you in the recovery.
  3. Avoid being alone during the starting weeks of detox.
  4. The individual undergoes a lot of stress and depression during the withdrawal time when tempted to have a drink always remember instead of fighting with carving, try to mentally connect your alcohol consumption to pain, not pleasure or relief.
  5. Taking a cold shower would help you reset your body physically and gives some fresh thoughts inside. It helps to clear mind and keeps you to stay away from consuming alcohol.
  6. Eating healthy vegetables (broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cucumber & asparagus) and fruits (tomato, berries, grape & pomegranate ) can balance your body metabolism. Alcohol cause imbalance to your metabolism and result to debates (The stage of abnormal metabolism of carbohydrates high level of glucose in the blood due to the hormone insulin impairment).

For permanent recovery:    

By now you might have a fair bit of an understanding of  what is alcohol withdrawal symptoms? And what it is capable of doing. Leave your fear and social ego outside and it is the time to take a right decision. CADABAM’S ANUNITHA is known for helping alcoholics get ease from the withdrawal symptoms through medication-assisted therapies. In the end, the individual feels more better quality of life. Getting the toxins out of the body helps to clear the mind and feels physically better as well. Reach out to us now on +919611194949.

 

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