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The alcohol withdrawal syndrome

In our detox center can handle any comprehensive process of alcohol detoxification and both residential and outpatient manner. Throughout more than 30 years we have treated thousands of patients who have left their dependence to the toxic and have been able to get his life back. In the specific case of alcohol, it is essential to make a good diagnosis of each patient’s personal situation and face detoxification under the supervision of a good team of professionals, and to cease abruptly intake can cause a very serious syndrome that can even be deadly.

The alcohol withdrawal syndrome refers to a cluster of symptoms that appear when an individual reduces or stops alcohol consumption after prolonged intake period.

Alcohol abuse involves tolerance, physical dependence and withdrawal symptoms, which, unlike most withdrawal symptoms caused by other drugs, can be fatal.

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When withdrawal occurs

The withdrawal decay occurs when the blood alcohol levels, which can be alleviated by reintroducing alcohol or some cross tolerance agent. Dependence on other hypnotics increases the severity of withdrawal.

Withdrawal symptoms can range from mild, such as small sleep disorders and anxiety, to severe, where life can be at risk due to symptoms such as delusions, hallucinations and convulsions. The severity of the syndrome depends on several factors, such as age, genetic factors and, most importantly, the level of alcohol in which the patient is located (whereas the intake and intake period).

Symptoms that can occur when a person suddenly stopped drinking alcohol after having been drinking too much alcohol every day are: agitation, fatigue, hallucinations, anorexia, anxiety and panic attacks, catatonia, confusion, delirium tremens , depression, derealization, sweating, diarrhea, euphoria, fear, gastrointestinal disturbances, hallucinations, headache, hypertension, fever, insomnia, nightmares, irritability, nausea and vomiting, palpitations, psychosis, mood variability, excitement, convulsions and death, tachycardia, tremors, weakness, cold skin, dilated pupils, headaches, loss of appetite, pale …

Withdrawal symptoms can be more severe if there are other health problems.

Withdrawal symptoms from alcohol are usually after 5 to 10 hours after the last meal, but can occur days later. Symptoms worsen in 48-72 hours and can continue for weeks.

A severe form of alcohol withdrawal called delirium tremens can cause agitation, severe confusion, hallucinations, fever, seizures.

Treatment withdrawal

Treatment withdrawal will aim to reduce withdrawal symptoms and establish a therapy to achieve abstinence.

People with alcohol withdrawal symptoms from mild to severe may require hospital treatment

Permanent abstinence from alcohol for life is the best treatment for those who have suffered the symptoms of alcohol withdrawal.

The outcome of treatment depends on how much organ damage has occurred and whether the person can stop drinking completely.

Most people who suffer from alcohol withdrawal make a full recovery, however, is likely to occur death, especially if there is a delirium tremens.

Treatment of alcoholism in CITA

The CITA rehab is a complex treatment clinics, where we have over thirty years of experience in treating all types of addictions, provided, of course, alcohol. Our working method is accredited by the high rate of customer satisfaction. In our facilities Dosrius (30 min of Barcelona) and the city of Barcelona over seventy professionals are template which is one of the reference centers in Spain and in Europe for the treatment of addictions. If you want to know more about us you can visit the website of CITA. If you have a specific inquiry, please contact us at CITA form or phone number 93 791 80 80

Autor: Comunicación Clínicas CITA