Stop Drinking Alcohol...Get Help For Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome

Published: 19th March 2008
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Withdrawal Symptoms: How come that the majority of so called "social drinkers" or "alcohol consumers" who drink moderately are able to stop drinking immediately with hardly any will power and without suffering from any of the side effects. Whereas heavy drinkers and alcoholics are guaranteed alcohol withdrawal symptoms, be it mild or severe. The symptoms suffered as a whole caused by the cessation of alcohol intake are known collectively as "alcohol withdrawal syndrome".

Alcohol withdrawal symptoms include headaches, tummy aches and upsets, feeling sick and vomiting. Apart from these physical symptoms, other psychological symptoms such as nervousness, anxiety, jitters and mood swings can be experienced. Other uncomfortable symptoms include an increase in body temperature, heart beat and the breathing rate.

The list of other withdrawal symptoms is unending which are caused by sudden alcohol withdrawal and can be treated with prescribed medication. They are lack of sleep, insomnia, nightmares, loss of appetite, sweaty or clammy palms and skin, uncontrollable eyelid movements and dilation in the size of the pupils.

Serious Symptoms: Just to add to the list there are also quite a few serious withdrawal symptoms. On the whole anyone who does manage to kick drinking won't suffer from the following, but a small percentage do suffer from seizures, hallucinations and delirium tremens, all of which are accompanied by a state of anxiety, confusion and hallucinations. Don't waste any time in going to seek medical advice.

Although it goes without saying really that medical advice should also be sought by those suffering from mild or moderate alcohol withdrawal symptoms as well. On the whole the majority of those suffering from withdrawal symptoms will revert back to alcohol with the intention of giving up at a later stage. The downside is that each time you try to give up the more serious the withdrawal symptoms become. So the sooner you seek medical advice, the sooner you are likely to be able to give up alcohol for good.

It is imperative that a doctor be consulted before total alcohol withdrawal, and I will underline that for people with additional health complications such as heart disease, seizures, infections or lung related conditions. Medical help is crucial for people with multiple addictions such as drugs or tobacco and complications arise due to severity of the withdrawal symptoms.

Professional Assistance: A doctor will not only assist in easing the alcohol withdrawal symptoms but will also be able to treat any other health condition that exists in your body. The majority of medics that deal with alcohol detoxification are also trained in giving emotional assistance and psychological counselling, crucial for patients at this stage.

So having stressed on the importance of seeking medical advice for dealing with alcohol withdrawal syndrome, I would suggest that you find a specialist through the yellow pages or by phoning the local branch of Alcoholics Anonymous. Once the symptoms pass you will need the assistance of a self-help organisation such as Alcoholics Anonymous to stop you going back to alcoholism.

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