Like withdrawal from any addictive substance, alcohol withdrawal can be extremely difficult on a person’s physical, emotional, and mental health. Today, many people attempt to stop drinking at home by quitting cold turkey. This leads to intense withdrawal symptoms that can be difficult to manage without professional help. Unfortunately, withdrawal often leads to relapse and alcohol poisoning, which can be fatal.
If you are attempting to detox from alcohol at home, call Northpoint Colorado now for support. If you or someone in your life is showing signs of overdose, call 911 immediately. Learn more about Northpoint Colorado’s alcohol addiction treatment now by calling 970.579.4569 for a free assessment.
What Is Alcohol Withdrawal?
When the body becomes dependent on a substance, it will experience withdrawal when the substance leaves the body. This is a natural reaction. While alcohol may seem more benign than prescription or illicit drugs, alcohol dependency can cause intense and dangerous withdrawal symptoms. When the body craves alcohol, a person may experience the following:
- Erratic behavior
- Racing heartbeat
- High blood pressure
- Nausea or vomiting
- Emotional distress
- Reckless behavior
- Drug-seeking behavior
These are common symptoms of alcohol withdrawal. More serious symptoms include alcohol hallucinations and withdrawal seizures. Both can be dangerous to a person’s overall well-being.
It’s important to remember that excessive drinking and alcohol use disorder (AUD) are two different issues. An excessive drinker has a higher chance of becoming a person with an AUD, but that doesn’t mean they will become one. It’s also important to keep in mind that you don’t have to have an AUD to go through withdrawal from alcohol. Alcohol withdrawal can happen to people who drink in excess as well.
Alcohol Detox at Northpoint Colorado
At Northpoint Colorado, we offer a range of accessible programs to help people safely detox from alcohol while lessening withdrawal symptoms and health complications. Our most common program includes a seven-day residential detox, 21-day inpatient rehab program, and various outpatient programs to help patients recover with the level of support that’s right for them.
For alcohol withdrawal, it’s critical to have medical supervision. Many people experience severe dehydration and electrolyte imbalances when detoxing from alcohol. Our residential programs provide 24/7 care and medically assisted detox to prevent serious withdrawal symptoms and help patients feel better faster. The private rooms at our Loveland, CO clinic give clients the space they need to rest during detox.
Both our inpatient and outpatient programs use cognitive-behavioral therapy to help patients get to the root of their addiction. With dual diagnosis treatment, our therapists assess, diagnose, and treat co-occurring disorders like depression, anxiety, OCD, ADHD, and bipolar disorder. Today, nearly half of people seeking addiction treatment also have co-occurring disorders. Studies show treating co-occurring disorders can reduce alcohol cravings, compulsive behavior, and increase healthy habits. CBT is the leading evidence-based therapy for addiction because it works.
Prevent Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms with Alcohol Rehab in Loveland, Colorado
Unfortunately, alcohol addiction is increasingly common. At Northpoint Colorado, our friendly staff is reading to help you find the levels of care you need for safe and effective recovery. Our combination of one-on-one support, individualized care, and integrative approach helps individuals and families across Colorado recover from drug and alcohol addiction.
At Northpoint Colorado, we believe in tailoring our care to meet your needs. Our residential programs provide state-of-the-art medically assisted detox, an onsite gym, and private rooms. Our outpatient programs give patients options for greater independence. We now have virtual intensive outpatient programs to better fit our patients’ lives. By making addiction treatment more accessible, we hope to help the residents of Colorado thrive.
If you’re ready to learn more about the benefits of our programs and begin alcohol addiction treatment today, call us now at 970.579.4569 for a free assessment.