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What is a rehabilitation center? A rehabilitation centre is a place where an individual can work over his addiction issues under supervised environments that aid addiction recovery with ease. All these treatments and therapies are carried out by well-trained mental health professionals including a psychiatrist, clinical psychologists, psychologists, counselors, nurses & support staffs. With the […]

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Psychological revelation behin...

Folie à Famille translated ‘a folly of family’, the term talks about a shared psychotic disorder among a group of family members as opposed to shared between two people (folie à deux). This is a rare condition because of which effective treatments have not been well-established. However, last week we saw an incident in Delhi […]

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Are You Feeling Suicidal? How ...

Wanting to overcome suicidal thoughts? Firstly, the thought to overcome the suicidal thoughts itself is a sign of positivity. You may think feeling suicidal is a sign of permanent weakness and flew. Actually, it isn’t, feeling suicidal is just a temporary negative mindset that makes you experience intense sadness. During this intense episode majority of […]

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How to Help Someone with Drug ...

Want to help someone with Drug and Alcohol Addiction? A relative, a dear friend, a sibling, a co-worker? Early drug and alcohol abuse education is one of the best ways to start with. Everyone involved needs to be educated, from parents and educators to children and adults. Each needs to know the risks of altered […]

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Depression is an Illness, Not ...

For as long as health professionals can remember, our country has developed a negative stigma towards depression illness. People suffering from depression tend to suffer in silence, or not seek the appropriate treatment because of the shame associated with admitting they have a mental illness. Currently, people diagnosed with depression illness are viewed as broken, […]

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Alcohol withdrawal Syndrome

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wWthdrawal symptoms simplified

Alcohol withdrawal Syndrome are a group of symptoms that are life threatening and occur when an individual completely stops consuming alcohol or greatly reduces their intake after a long period of alcohol intake. These symptoms may start from 8 hours to days after the individual stops and may last for day or even weeks.

When an individual consumes alcohol and get addicted to it, changes in the brain chemical occur, some gets suppressed while other increase, and it starts functioning according to the amount of alcohol the individual consumes. This becomes a pattern and the body gets used to it. When the individual suddenly stops or reduces their intake it brings disruption in the pattern formed earlier. Alcohol withdrawal symptoms are the results of these changes.

Alcohol withdrawal symptoms:

  • Hand tremors
  • Nausea
  • Feeling anxious
  • Sweating
  • Headache
  • Sleeplessness
  • Delirium, in extreme cases

These symptoms, in many cases, occur in three stages:

Stage 1: Anxiety, sleeplessness, nausea, loss of appetite, tremors, fatigue, abdominal pain, and mood swings. These symptoms are considered mild and occur from 8 hours of the last drink.

Stage 2: Increase in body temperature, respiration and blood pressure, confusion, sweating, mood disturbances and irritability. These symptoms are considered moderate and occur within 1 to 3 days of the last drink.

Stage 3: Delirium, which involves symptoms such as fever, hallucinations, agitation and severe confusion. These symptoms are considered severe and occur a week of the last drink.

Withdrawal symptoms do not follow a similar pattern for all individuals; they are highly individual as it depends on various other factors. Factors such as amount of alcohol intake, the period of time they have been drinking, family history, mental health issues if any and stress levels.

To manage the withdrawal symptoms rehab centres like Cadabam’s Anunitha and professional provide medication that reduces these symptoms along with other physical symptoms and also helps reduce cravings.

When an individual decides to quit alcohol after years of intake, they need to first consult a professional as these withdrawal symptoms can severely affect an individual. The whole withdrawal process also has to be done under the supervision of a professional. For help, call us today on +919611194949.

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