Drinking alcohol can be beneficial when taken in moderation, but the moment you become heavily dependent on it, you may already be suffering from alcohol use disorder. When this happens, you do not have the luxury of postponing treatment since you will be highly at risk of experiencing the dangerous and even life-threatening effects of excessive and long-term alcohol abuse.
If you think that you can just immediately stop from drinking alcohol, you are probably unaware of the dangers of alcohol withdrawal syndrome that we, at Arizona Rehab Campus in Tucson, take seriously.
Below are some of the symptoms that would most likely experience within 6 to 12 hours of your last drink:
- Digestive discomfort
- Loss of appetite
- Excessive sweating
- Increased heart rate
Apart from the discomforting alcohol withdrawal symptoms described above, you will also experience the following psychological symptoms within 12 to 48 hours after your last alcohol intake:
- Tactile hallucination
- Auditory hallucination
- Visual hallucination
- Delirium tremens (DTs)
Imagine experiencing all the symptoms above all alone in your own home. Even if you have trusted friends with you, it is still hazardous. Experiencing DTs alone can lead to heart attack and even death.
Why Should You Rely on Inpatient Detox?
Detoxification or detox is the process of ridding the body of all traces of alcohol. When you do this at home, it is commonly referred to as “cold turkey detox” because you are suddenly stopping from drinking alcohol. As discusses, earlier, however, the moment you do this, withdrawal symptoms will start appearing.
Considering the dangerous alcohol withdrawal symptoms, we at Arizona Rehab Campus offer inpatient detox in our Tucson facility. Inpatient detox offers the following benefits:
- Continuous Monitoring and Medical Supervision– If you detox in our facility, you have our team of medical specialists who are always available to talk you through the various physical and psychological symptoms you would be experiencing as you go through the detox process. More importantly, you do not have to worry about medical emergencies since our team will monitor your condition 24 hours a day.
- Medical Detox– Our detox team can administer non-addictive drugs to help manage your withdrawal symptoms. For instance, if you are feeling overly anxious or agitated, we can provide you with anti-anxiety medication to help you relax.
- Healthy and Safe Environment– When you detox in our facility, you are protected from environmental triggers that can deter your detox progress. You do not have to worry about friends dropping by inviting you to drink or the numerous problems at home and at work that are driving you crazy. When you are inside our rehab center, all you need to focus on is getting better.
If you are suffering from alcohol addiction, we at Arizona Rehab Campus are always ready to help. From detoxification and treatment to aftercare and preventing relapse, our team of addiction specialists will work with you to ensure that your alcohol addiction recovery would be most beneficial for you.