Statistics and Alcohol Detox
Alcoholism is a disease that currently affects 140 million people world wide.
Statistics show that 13% of all adults suffer from some form of alcohol dependence and will need to detox at some point in their lives.
Alcohol affects your physical, emotional and social well being in ways that those who do not have such a problem can never understand.
Those suffering with alcohol dependence have both a physical as well as a mental dependence.
The physical side effects of an alcohol dependency can result in cirrhosis of the liver, heart disease, pancreatitis, and epilepsy.
The physiological effects are almost as bad as the physical. Feelings of depression and being “out of control” are common.
We are here to help you if you are ready to take a stand against your dependence to alcohol.
Common Detox Symptoms
Detox symptoms can range from simple to extreme. Below is a list of some of the things you may experience when attempting to do a detox at home.
- Loss of appetite
- Rapid heart rate
- Clammy skin
- Feeling jumpy or nervous
- Hand tremors
- Irritability or easily excited
- Mood swings
- Bad dreams
- Insomnia or difficulty sleeping
- Involuntary, abnormal eyelid movement
Where to Detox from Alcohol
The decision to quit drinking is not as simple as just not drinking. You first have to couple the will power to do so with the physical detoxification of your body. It is impossible to quit without doing both.
The fact is for those who are heavy drinkers the best place to begin a detox program is in a detox center. The reason is simple: once your level of alcoholism reaches a certain point the physical side effects can become life threatening. Therefore detox centers, with medical help are needed.
While the detox protocol for heavy drinkers at an in care facility may include a detox drug to mitigate the more severe symptoms of withdrawal such as seizures and delirium an at home detox program focuses more on a system of diet and exercise coupled with a little needed hand holding and encouragement.
The alcohol detox diet will help you with foods you can eat to mitigate the effects of some of the withdrawal signs such as depression, obsessive worry, attention deficit, anxiety, irritability and tension.
Alcoholism is a serious and debilitating illness. Read more about how to detox from alcohol and connect us soon to let us help you detox from alcohol in a safe and effective way.