Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms and Signs

The signs of alcohol withdrawal can prove alarming to the addict and those who love them, even if the symptoms are a perfectly normal sign of the body returning to a healthier state. Uncomfortable alcohol withdrawal symptoms have made more than a few addicts give up and go back to drinking. The addict who gets through the symptoms of alcohol withdrawal as safely—but as quickly—as possible stands the best chance at a productive recovery. At Vista Bay, we let the addict have as much time as they need to fully recover from the withdrawal symptoms of alcohol addiction, but we help accelerate the process at a safe rate with our effective medication-free program.

Alcoholism Withdrawal Symptoms

When an addict quits drinking, their body still craves alcohol; it’s the nature of addiction. In order to train the body to no longer crave alcohol, the alcoholic must get through the withdrawal symptoms alcoholism causes. These symptoms include:

  • Diarrhea
  • Stomach upset
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Headaches
  • Twitchiness
  • Sweating in excess
  • Loss of color
  • Loss of appetite
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Mood swings
  • Inability to sleep
  • Tiredness

In very extreme cases, alcoholism withdrawal symptoms can include even heart palpitations and whole body seizures. While withdrawing from alcohol addiction is healthiest for the addict in the end, as alcoholism can cause damage to the body, alcoholics should only quit drinking under the supervision of medical professionals. At Vista Bay, our qualified professionals watch over the alcoholic for the entire alcohol withdrawal symptoms duration, 24/7.

Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms Duration

The symptoms alcohol withdrawal cause differs slightly depending on the individual. The individual’s health history, the amount the person drank and the length of time the person was an alcoholic can all affect how long alcohol withdrawal symptoms treatment proves necessary. Without treatment, physical symptoms peak in the first two weeks of withdrawal, followed by six months to two years of residual emotional and physical symptoms.

At Vista Bay, however, our drug-free sauna-based alcohol withdrawal symptom treatment program we safely speed up the process. In the sauna, the body sweats out alcohol chemicals quickly but safely. Our patients spend an average of three to five months enrolled full-time in our rehab program. They do not, however, spend all of their time dealing with their alcohol dependence withdrawal symptoms. The rest of their stay with us is devoted to educational programs to help them get back on their feet.

Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms Treatment

It’s essential that you or your loved one do not give up on quitting alcohol just because some of the alcohol withdrawal symptoms prove uncomfortable. Long-term alcohol use is far more devastating to the body than the withdrawal symptoms of alcohol. With the professionals at Vista Bay to watch over your or your loved one’s symptoms of alcohol withdrawal, you can be assured that we’ll provide a safe and successful recovery.

At the first signs of alcohol withdrawal, call us at 800-556-8885 or fill out our online form! We’re here to help you or someone you love get safely through withdrawal.

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