Alcohol Detox

Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms

Alcohol withdrawal symptoms are a set of physical and mental reactions to the depletion of proper nutrition and alcohol blood concentrations which can range from light discomfort to severe mental and physical disorientation. Light discomfort which would be.

The Hangover

  • Dehydration
  • Irritable
  • Agitation
  • Headache
  • Nausea

To severe mental and physical trauma which is called:

Alcohol Abstinence Syndrome

DTs: (Delirium Tremens)

  • Seizures
  • Heaving
  • vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Dehydration
  • Perspiration
  • Depression
  • Confusion
  • Disorientation

What are DTs?

DTs: Delirium Tremens. are a set of alcohol withdrawal symptoms experienced by alcoholics who are physically dependent on alcohol. DTs can cause: confusion, trembling, slurring of speech, suicidal thinking, high pulse rate and terror

Repeated alcohol withdrawal causes stress to the body. Repeated alcohol consumption also causes stress to the body. Both types of stress can cause activation of (Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal) causing the adrenal glands to produce cortisol. Elevated cortisol levels are linked to immune deficiency and changes to neurons within the area of the brain responsible for memory and mood control.

Kindling phenomenon is when the intensity of alcohol withdrawal symptoms increases with each subsequent withdrawal experience. This means that once an alcoholic experiences the initial alcohol related seizure, the likelihood of experiencing a second seizure is much higher than it was the first time. 

Major alcohol withdraw symptoms
  • Suicidal Thoughts
  • Disorientation
  • Confusion
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Fear
  • Paranoia
  • Psychosis
  • Nightmares
  • Panic Attacks
  • Restlessness
  • Auditory Hallucinations
  • Diarrhea