What Is Alcohol Detox
Being addicted to alcohol is dangerous to you. No matter how hard it is to withdraw yourself from alcohol, you need to start it now to save yourself orit will lead you to get life threatening disease by going for a detox to detoxify yourself from alcohol.
Basically a detox is a health plan to remove toxins and harmful substances from your body. Compared to our ancestors of the ancient times, the environment are so polluted with hazardous chemicals from many sources such as food, air, and water and we let it get into our body without even realizing it. If you’re drinking alcohol, then you should realize that your body consuming the harmful effects of alcohol and you should go for an alcohol detox.
An alcohol detoxification is withdrawing yourself from alcohol completely. Usually this particular detox program is done under the supervision of medical staff to monitor your progress and to help you should any problem arises. It’s because withdrawing alcohol so suddenly can be quite taxing to your body and it can be fatal.
Stopping yourself from drinking alcohol is quite difficult because when you’ve been drinking alcoholic drink heavily for a certain time and then you stop, your body will go into a withdrawal state, and causes you to need for another drink. It makes you sick, suffering from seizures, increase in heart rate and blood pressure, and hallucinations. For this reason too, you’ll be treated with medications and drugs to stop yourself from these uncomfortable symptoms so you can detox yourself from alcohol successfully.
A person who regularly drinks will have withdrawal phase that are quite uncomfortable such as;
- Anxiety and depression
- Trouble in thinking, lack of concentration
- Heart attack
- Extreme in agitation
Because it is very likely that you would suffer these symptoms when undergoing alcohol detox, it is highly advisable that you are supervised by trained medical staff (in treatment facility) that can assist you if you are suffering from the symptoms. Being in the treatment facility also can increase your chances in recovery.
However, there are some cases that your physician may allow you to undergo alcohol detox and withdrawal processes in the comfort of your home. It is important to ask your doctor for medications and drugs so they are always at hand if anything happens during this withdrawal process. Vitamin and mineral supplements are essential in recovery such as B – vitamins that are depleted from consumption of alcoholic drinks. B5 (pantothenic acid) will help in the process while B12 (cobalamin) will help in anxiety and depression while glutathione will protect your liver and reduce your further cravings in drinking alcohol. Taking a supplement of B vitamins complex is your best bet in alcohol detox and dealing with psychological problems that are associated with alcohol withdrawal. Drinking plenty of water is also important to prevent yourself from getting dehydrated since alcohol detox can be very taxing to your body.
Going for an alcohol detox is always a good idea however taxing it can be. Get all the support that you can so you can recover completely.