Dependence and ToleranceWhen you first start drinking alcohol, you may not notice any ill effects. However, you may find that you have developed a habit of drinking more at a time and drinking more often. Once your body gets used to alcohol in your system, you may develop a dependence, making it difficult to function without alcohol. If you deprive your body of alcohol, it causes several physiological, behavioral, and cognitive withdrawal symptoms. The longer you drink, the more your body chemistry adapts to having alcohol in your bloodstream. As you develop greater tolerance, it becomes harder to get the same pleasant effects of drinking, so you drink more. This downward spiral often results in a heavy dependence on or tolerance of alcohol. We recommend signing up for a medical alcohol detox program as soon as possible.
Alcohol Withdrawal SymptomsThe severity of your alcohol withdrawal symptoms depends on what you typically drink. Obviously, whiskey and other strong spirits will have a bigger impact on your alcohol dependence than beer or wine. There is a wide range of alcohol withdrawal symptoms that determine whether you need to stay in a medical drug and alcohol detox center. Withdrawal symptoms for alcohol include painful physical conditions, and some of them put your life at risk. Common alcohol withdrawal symptoms include the following:
- High blood pressure
- Delirium tremens
Signs You Need Medical Detox at United Recovery ProgramIf you notice that alcohol has taken a front seat in your life, that’s a good sign that you need medical alcohol detox to rid your body of this addictive substance. Here are some other signs that it’s time to seek help immediately:
- Losing control of your emotions while drinking
- Getting into fights or arguments when you drink
- Missing important events because you are too drunk to go
- Legal issues resulting from your drinking habit
- Frequent blackouts after drinking
- Lying about how much you drink and drinking more than you expect
Discover What Our Medical Detox Center in Southern California Has to OfferOur medical alcohol detox center uses many traditional and innovative treatment programs that include the following: 855.923.3506 today to find out more about the benefits of a medical detox program.
At United Recovery California, our holistic approach to addiction treatment centers around addressing and healing the underlying issues at the root of addiction. We don’t just help guests deal with symptoms, but show them how to overcome the issues both mentally and emotionally that contribute to their dependency.