Long Term Rehabilitation for D...

Addiction to being sober for long is not a cakewalk. It takes a lot of courage, determination and strength to achieve it. If you have been a drug or alcohol addict and you are over it now then thank and congratulate yourself because you deserve one. If you are not able to get over it […]

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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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Celebrities with Bipolar Disor...

‘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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Ice Addiction

Crystal meth, commonly known as ice, is now considered one of the most dangerous drugs (Ice addiction). Ice is the purest form of the drug methamphetamine. Smoking ice is considered to be the most addictive form of intake. It causes severe damage, both physical and mental, to the abuser. Like any other form of addiction, […]

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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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