It’s easy to get confused about the symptoms of alcohol withdrawal because they so closely resemble the effects of alcohol intoxication. When an alcoholic suddenly loses access to alcohol, the medical consequences can be severe. There is help available to you at Sunstone Recovery. Contact us by calling 855.833.9199 to learn more.
What Are Common Symptoms of Withdrawal?
If you drink heavily for an extended period of time, you may experience alcohol withdrawal when you no longer have access to alcohol. Yet, there are some symptoms that may be more common than others. If you stop using alcohol for a period of time, do you experience any of these withdrawal symptoms?
- 6 to 12 hours after stopping: Agitation, shaking, headaches, and anxiety are common
- 12 to 24 hours after stopping: Disorientation, seizures (if any), and hand tremors
- 48 hours after stopping: Seizures, high blood pressure, insomnia
- After 48 hours of stopping: Symptoms of high blood pressure, hallucinations, fever, and sweating
These symptoms are typically going to continue for up to five days. They may hit a peak and then starty to improve. Other times, they may seem to go on at an intense level for a long time. The amount of and type of symptoms of withdrawal you have range widely due to factors such as the length of your addiction and the severity of it.
What to Do When You Feel Withdrawal?
Withdrawal occurs because your brain is dependent on alcohol. Your body and brain have become dependent on that alcohol. When you take it away, it reacts with these types of symptoms of withdrawal. Keep in mind that these symptoms can range in severity and may even be more mild than you expect.
When you feel withdrawal or intense cravings for alcohol, push them aside. That means your detox and treatment is working. Eventually, your body will overcome these feelings and start to feel better. You’ll regain mental clarity. You may even find yourself feeling more energy and feeling good about yourself.
During alcohol treatment, you will be able to receive care to minimize the symptoms of withdrawal that you have. For example, we will work closely with you to provide medications to ease your symptoms. You won’t feel that intensity, but you will be able to focus on mental health.
Therapy Can Help You Overcome the Symptoms of Withdrawal
Withdrawal can seem like too much of a challenge to overcome. Yet, there are treatment options available that can help you. Our team at Sunstone Recovery offers a wide range of therapy options to support you, including a virtual intensive outpatient therapy program. This can give you the tools you need to turn the page and start to heal. The key here is to invest yourself in therapy, so you never have to feel withdrawal like this again.
Getting Help for Alcohol Addiction and Withdrawal
When it comes to managing alcohol addiction and withdrawal symptoms, it’s all about having the right type and amount of support around you. Our team at Sunstone Recovery can help you. We offer programs such as:
- Addiction therapy programs
- Intensive outpatient program
- Young adult rehab program
- Dual diagnosis treatment program
Are You Ready to Get Help? Reach Out to Sunstone Recovery
Withdrawal is a serious condition and one that can limit your short- and long-term success in addiction recovery. Our team at Sunstone Recovery wants to ensure you have control over the symptoms of withdrawal. That’s why we offer comprehensive treatment options designed to support your best outcome. To learn more, reach out to us by calling 855.833.9199 or connecting with us online.