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Alcohol is likely one of the most abuse substances in the world, and has been for decades, if not centuries. In fact, alcoholic beverages have existed since the dark ages and were likely abused then as well. This particular substance is sometimes very difficult to gauge addiction with given that it has such a major role in society. We see it in commercials, television shows, movies, books, magazines, YouTube vloggers, grocery stores, gas stations, convenience stores, hotels, and restaurants. There are even some cities that have drive-thru liquor stores. The stuff is literally everywhere making it difficult for people to admit they have a problem with the substance, let alone give it up.
We know there are some very serious consequences of abusing alcohol. The commonly known health issues include cirrhosis of the liver, liver disease, and dementia. Believe it or not, these aren’t even the worst symptoms on the list. Throat and mouth cancer can be developed, anxiety attacks, increased risk of heart attacks and strokes are also on the list. Alcohol detox can even cause very serious auditory, visual, and/or tactile hallucinations. When withdrawing from alcohol there are a number of symptoms that occur. None of them are pleasant, which is why we greatly recommend seeking professional help for detoxing. Shaking, sweats, insomnia, irritability, depression, fatigue, decreased appetite, and seizures can all occur during withdrawal. Fortunately, with the right help and the right medicine these side-effects can be managed to a safe level.
Taking the First Step
A very important part of treating withdrawal is knowing what substance the person is withdrawing from. While many of the substances have similar withdrawal symptoms, managing them and treating the addiction is dependent on what particular substance was being abused. Addiction takes hold of everyone in a different way, and the narcotics abused affect their victims differently. In general, anyone who is withdrawing from a drug will experience anxiety, trembling, nausea, sweating, fatigue, headaches, and even depression. Narcotic detox symptoms are very general and can be caused by withdrawing from just about any substance, including alcohol and prescription drugs. Those who are withdrawing from cocaine are likely to experience powerful cravings, severe anxiety, agitation, and an inability to experience pleasure without getting high. They can also experience severe depression, insomnia, hypersomnia, increased appetite, and reduced activity in thoughts and behavior. People addicted to heroin can experience cold sweats, loss of appetite, depression, anxiety, seizures, diarrhea, muscle cramps, and mood swings during withdrawal.
When withdrawing from methadone, symptoms such as vomiting, painful muscle cramps, diarrhea, and nausea. Even legal, prescription narcotics can be abused and have subsequent withdrawal symptoms. Oxycodone, for instance, can cause insomnia, full-body pain, abdominal cramping during withdrawal. Xanax, known to many as the “party drug,” can cause extreme psychological effects in withdrawal. Suicidal behavior and thoughts can emerge, heightened anxiety, panic attacks, “brain fog,” tremors, and insomnia are all withdrawal symptoms of Xanax. There is an endless list of uppers, downers, tranquilizers, pain killers, and more that can be abused to the point of addiction. Becoming dependent on any one of these can be hazardous to both your mental and physical wellbeing. All of them require expert, professional, and medical aid in order to live a clean or sober life. If you would like more information about the detox process, please call 602-786-6832 today.