Alcohol Recovery

Alcohol recovery is offered by a range of rehabilitation centres across the world. It is a recovery programme used to help those with alcohol addictions.

What is alcohol addiction?

Whilst enjoying the occasional drink for many people can be harmless, the more frequently alcohol is consumed can result in the development of alcohol addiction.

Alcohol addiction is also referred to as alcoholism. It is a condition that is characterised by drinking an excessive amount of alcohol, to the extent that the individual’s body becomes dependent and reliant on alcohol to function on a daily basis.

Alcohol Recovery

Risks associated with alcohol addiction:

There are many long-term risks associated with the misuse of alcohol. Some of these include:

  • High blood pressure
  • Strokes
  • Liver disease
  • Pancreatitis
  • Cancer
  • Depression
  • Dementia

Withdrawal symptoms of alcohol:

After an individual gains an alcohol addiction, they usually decide that it is not the right thing to be doing to their body and therefore then decide to go down the detox route. However, when they are going through the detoxification process, there is a high chance that they will experience a range of mental and physical withdrawal symptoms. These include but are not limited to:

  • Tingling of the body
  • Sweating
  • Nausea
  • Hallucinations
  • Seizures
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia

Detox for alcohol addiction

Detoxification can help with alcohol recovery. The therapy should last from 7 to 14 days where highly trained medical staff helping the patient to overcome their withdrawal symptoms with a variety of activities and a safe, controlled environment.