Alcoholism could be something that a person or group has experienced for years or something completely new that no one is aware of. There are definite indicators that a person has an alcohol abuse problem, alcohol dependence issues and is going through alcohol withdrawal.
Alcohol withdrawal occurs at the very late stages of alcohol abuse. It is usually after someone has used alcohol excessively or for a prolonged period of time.
Withdrawal effects are often unknown to the user and those who are surrounding the person who is drinking heavily may not even be aware of them at all.
Symptoms of Alcohol Withdrawal
When someone who has been excessively drinking alcohol for a long period of time suddenly stops they will experience alcohol withdrawal symptoms. These most likely occur in adult drinkers and the more a person drinks or the longer they drink the more severe these symptoms are.
Alcohol withdrawal usually starts happening a few hours after someone has stopped drinking. The withdrawal can last for several days and generally the symptoms get worse in the first 2 days of the process.
Someone going through withdrawal may feel very nervous or experience symptoms of anxiety. The person may also be confused or depressed and generally unable to think clearly or be moody or irritable. Some will have insomnia and not be able to eat and be jumpy. There are also those who just want to lie down or sleep. Usually the more severe stages of alcohol withdrawal cause the jumpiness or insomnia. Some will also have nightmares when coming off of alcohol.
There are also physical symptoms that can be watched for in the person by others. These include sweating, skin that is clammy, a pale complexion, headaches, shaking, large pupils or dilated, and vomiting and nausea. They may also have hands that are shaking, or be dehydrated and their eyes may be making abnormal movements.
In its most severe form those withdrawing from alcohol are at risk of having seizures and can even hallucinate and end up with a high fever.
How To Handle Alcohol Withdrawal
If you see someone with the above symptoms they should receive medical help to reduce these symptoms the follow this up with long term treatment. The goal of withdrawal should be to get the symptoms handled without major medication problems or complications in the user.
The goal of inpatient or long term treatment should be to handle the physical, mental and emotional issues that caused the problem in the first place so the individual can maintain sobriety. Vitamin therapy, rest and a nutritious diet should be included in long term care as well.
The Use Of Narconon Meetings In Treating Alcoholism
Unlike other treatment centers Narconon International and it’s group of Narconon rehab programs across the country do not rely on Narconon meetings to aid in recovery. The group has been successfully treating alcohol addiction for over 48 years but relies on both group and individual therapies through a very specific curriculum of study to solve the problem.
One on one interviews that could be referred to as Narconon meets do occur to primarily get the information about what the clients is going through and provide an effective study, drill or routine program to help the individual.
Narconon achieves a 76% success rate for fully recover from alcohol abuse. The program lasts an average of 4-6 months and is residential with several locations in the country and around the world.
For more information about Narconon meetings or alcohol treatment for yourself or a loved one call 800-874-3197.