Alcohol withdrawal is a complicated condition, and no two situations are alike. While some can quit drinking and suffer no unpleasant effects, even after years of heavy drinking, for others who may not have drunk as heavily or for as long, there is a real possibility that they could suffer severe and even life-threatening symptoms. If you suspect you may be experiencing alcohol withdrawal symptoms, Liberty Bay Recovery in Portland, Maine can help you.

What Is Alcohol Withdrawal?

Alcohol withdrawal syndrome occurs when an individual reduces or stops consuming alcohol after using for long periods of time. Prolonged and excessive use of alcohol can create a tolerance and then physical dependence. The withdrawal symptoms occur when the central nervous system tries to compensate for the lack of alcohol.

Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms

Symptoms of alcohol withdrawal appear in anyone addicted to alcohol. They manifest six to 24 hours following that person’s most recent drink. Symptoms can last up to a week.

Alcohol withdrawal symptoms can include the following:

  • hand tremors
  • nausea
  • anxiety
  • vomiting
  • insomnia
  • hallucinations
  • seizures
  • autonomic instability

These symptoms tend to grow in severity with how long a person has abused alcohol, but it is important to remember no one’s personal experience will follow a pattern.

The combination of the amount of alcohol consumed with the passage of time tends to be the determining factor in how violently symptoms manifest. Any number of previous withdrawals can also pose an increased risk. The most severe of withdrawals can begin a mere two hours after a person’s last drink; therefore, hospitalization is important if medical intervention becomes a necessity.

Don’t Wait. Call Today.

The destructive cycle of addiction not only ruins an addict’s life, but the lives of their loved ones are often thrown into just as much turmoil.

Addiction can, and will, take everything from you if left untreated. That’s why it’s important to call 844-894-2673 for more information on how Liberty Bay Recovery can help you through it.

Regardless of your insurance, United Health Care, Cigna, Aetna, Humana, ValueOptions, GEHA (Government Employee Health Association), UMR (United Medical Resources), Providence Health Plans, Harvard Pilgrim HealthCare, or state insurance – we can help you. There are many helpful self-pay options available to you as well.

Contact Liberty Bay Recovery

Liberty Bay Recovery in Portland, Maine will treat any patient with the praise and respect worthy of the decision to say “no more.” The treatment process is not always easy, but it is the goal of the staff at Liberty Bay Recovery to ensure all individuals feel as inspired, supported, and encouraged as possible on their road to a healthy, substance-free life. Contact us today!

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