Why giving up alcohol could be challenging
For many people, willpower alone is not enough to quit drinking. Chemicals in the brain are telling them to have another drink. When a person drinks alcohol, feel-good chemicals called endorphins are released in the brain. It brings a rush of pleasure. Unfortunately, a pattern of alcohol abuse may develop. Then alcohol is needed just to feel “normal.”
For alcoholics, this means it is almost impossible to stop without help. Their brain has learned that drinking is important. It compels them to continue. When they try to stop drinking, there are uncomfortable symptoms and ongoing cravings. Symptoms can start in as little as two hours after the last drink and last for weeks. The temptation to drink becomes intense.
Some reasons why people fail to quit drinking
The combination of withdrawal symptoms and cravings create a vicious cycle that make recovery seem impossible. It requires more than willpower to get through the withdrawal stage. Getting professional help for medical detox is an important first step.
After you complete our detox program, it is important to continue your journey into recovery. We operate an accredited and licensed residential addiction treatment facility ourselves.
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When chronic drinkers stop drinking, chemicals that were previously held down by alcohol spring back. This change can result in anxiety, agitation, seizures, and tremors. All opposite of the commonly sedating effects of alcohol.
Because symptoms can worsen rapidly, it is important to seek medical attention to detox safely from alcohol. Medical detox can reduce the risk of critical withdrawal symptoms that can lead to seizures, heart attack or stroke.
Symptoms vary by person. It also depends on how much and how long a person has been drinking. Common symptoms include:
In some cases, a severe condition known as Delirium tremens (DTs) occurs. This can cause hallucinations, confusion, or even stroke and heart attack. For clients with an intense or long-term addiction to alcohol, it is vital to have supervised medical detox.
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Why alcohol detox could be easier in a residential detox
Withdrawal from alcohol causes a broad range of symptoms. At first, they may be mild, but symptoms can rapidly worsen.
At Wellness Counseling and Residential Detox, we provide a carefully supervised transition to recovery. You will be safe and comfortable. There is 24-hour supervision by trained medical staff.
We will support you as you undergo withdrawal and begin treatment. Others going through the same thing can offer support and encouragement. Take the first step on your journey to recovery today.
When your mind and body have a severe craving for alcohol, stopping cold turkey may cause you to have extreme physical and mental reactions. The potential symptoms of withdrawal and self-detox are so extreme that they could lead to death. The safest way to rid your body of any chemical dependency it has to alcohol is a safe and supervised medical alcohol detox.
Wellness Residential Detox is by far one of the nicest detox centers in FL. They had a great staff to client ratio. Accommodations were spectacular and the place was clean! The staff was understanding, they conducted a few small groups throughout the day covering light material. Unlike a previous detox center, I went to that forced people to go to groups that were just way too complex for someone detoxing… Not the case with Wellness Detox they understood that people were just coming off drugs and alcohol. They didn’t push people over the edge but rather let everyone rest and heal. I’m satisfied with my detox and would recommend anyone looking to get clean and sober go to Wellness Residential Detox.
If you are interested in Residential Treatment at Wellness, please give us a call anytime, 24 hours a day, at 772-324-4130 to speak with one of our Representatives. They can help you determine if we are the right choice for you.