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Alcoholism is a dangerous addiction. A luxury alcohol detox Marbella means stopping all alcohol intake and setting abstinence habits for the future. During a detox one can feel tremendous physical stress as withdrawal symptoms emerge. However, the recovery process is bearable with enough support and medical attention.
Withdrawal from alcohol is difficult and is not advised to be done alone. New Life Marbella Luxury Rehab advises any detox to be supervised by medical professionals. New Life Marbella Luxury Rehab will provide the necessary complementary elements and support needed to recover from the disease of alcoholism.
Withdrawal can produce immediate symptoms which can peak between 3-4 days during the process. New Life Marbella Luxury Rehab provides a safe controlled environment in a hospital setting for 7-days.
What is a Luxury Alcohol Detox Marbella?
The mental functions of an alcoholic in active addiction, are dependent upon alcohol to function. Withdrawal is the process of the body beginning to normalize after alcohol abuse. When an alcoholic, who has drunk over a prolonged period, suddenly stops drinking, an alcoholics brain attempts to restore sanity and equilibrium naturally.
Unfortunately, the central nervous system (CNS) is overstimulated due to abuse. The reaction of the body is the most dangerous aspect of withdrawal. Seizures are very possible during the tentative days of early recovery. Medical and clinical support is vital to ensure safety.
Nerves in the gamma-aminobutyric acid or GABA receptors are shut down as alcohol dependency develops over time. Alcohol relaxes the CNS. Dopamine levels are depleted. We have all experienced depression post ‘big night’ out. Many other symptoms include headaches, nausea, seizures, and at times death. During alcohol detox, dopamine levels lower before adjusting.
Signs & symptoms of alcohol withdrawal
Alcohol withdrawal symptoms start developing at around 8 hours during detox. Toxins are removed from the body, whilst the body repairs the neural pathway. Mild symptoms include:
- Brain fog
- Nausea and vomiting
- Uncontrollable sweating
Symptoms can become serious. More severe signs of alcohol withdrawal consist of:
- Delirium tremens (DT)
- High blood pressure
- Hallucinations and confusion
Is withdrawal from alcohol life-threatening?
During withdrawal alcoholics without sufficient supervision can recoil into psychosis. Controlling the detox period needs professional supervision and medical attention. People have died during a detox period. Be aware that most alcoholics will believe they do not need any help during this activity, this is another form of denial and can lead to disastrous outcomes.
Below are some side effects of luxury alcohol detox Marbella:
- Delirium tremens (DT)
- nausea and
- Fatigue, and
Around two to four days is when DT symptoms appear. It can be delayed up to 10 days after the last drink. During this time, you can expect:
- Changes in heart rate
- Rapid mood changes
- Sensitivity to smell, taste, and sight
DT has an effect on a person's psychological wellbeing. New Life Marbella provides psychological support throughout the detox period.
People will experience different symptoms depending on:
- Frequency of drinks
- How long the person has been drinking
- Other underlying health conditions
- Other drug use
During the detox period, the body will regulate itself. Each individual will experience different stages of detox, however, the detox symptoms may fluctuate over the below time period:
- Six to twelve hours after the last drink:
- Twelve to twenty-four hours after the last drink:
- Forty-eight hours after the last drink:
The rule of thumb is very simple. The harder and longer a person has been drinking the harder and longer the detox will be and the expected side effects. However, the detox period should in theory be complete over a 7 to 10-day period.
Understanding the Clinical Institute of Withdrawal Assessment CIWA and diagnosing alcohol withdrawal
In addition to the physical symptoms one may exhibit, there is a questionnaire for diagnosing alcohol withdrawal. Referred to as the Clinical Institute Withdrawal Assessment for Alcohol (CIWA), this survey helps to determine the severity of alcohol detox symptoms.
A score of lower than 20 on the CIWA suggests mild to moderate withdrawal symptoms. A score of twenty or higher (up to 67) heavily suggests the onset of delirium tremens, which is a very dangerous score. Symptoms tested by the CIWA include:
- Nausea and vomiting
- Uncontrollable sweating
- Problems with the sense of touch
Attempting to detox alone without medical supervision is dangerous. Clinical facilities house patients to monitor the health and protect them from relapse. Relapsing to deal with the symptoms of detox is very common.
During an inpatient program, patients are kept as comfortable as possible during the stay and when a patient starts to show signs of alcohol withdrawal, medicine is prescribed to contain the symptoms.
Alcoholics tend to have very bad diets prior to detox. Their bodies lack nutrition to assist the detox process. Vitamin supplements and regular meals are provided to nourish the body. Inpatient programs will also provide medical treatment immediately when complications become life-threatening.
Is a home detox safe?
Detoxing at home isolates you from a supportive medical environment. If anything goes wrong during this period you will need clinical staff available, destructive symptoms like seizures and DT will require quick professional medical attention. Detoxing at home makes it harder to set new habits and intentions for abstaining from alcohol. Therefore, it is suggested a new environment will help a person accept that change is necessary.
Which Medications are safe to assist with alcohol detox?
Pharmaceutical drugs may be prescribed to help with the symptoms of alcohol withdrawal. Benzodiazepines are used to help with nervous disorders and seizures. Valium and Librium are two examples of benzodiazepines. Patients will receive vitamins and nutritional supplements in most cases.
Medication may also be used to keep the heart rate and blood pressure at healthy levels.
How do I deal with the fear of alcohol withdrawal?
The body will need clinical support to deal with the process of withdrawal and the same applies to the mind. New Life Marbella will provide psychological support and 24/7 nursing support throughout the detox period, in a controlled hospital setting.
Tips to help the alcohol detoxification process
1. The Body
Work on restoring nutrients and vitamins lost during alcohol abuse. This will help your body to recover. Eat healthy meals and take supplements if necessary
2. Purge Your Home
Remove all alcohol from the home. Detox is about maintaining long-lasting abstinence from alcohol, we advise entering into some form of rehabilitation service.
3. Seek Support
Tell your friends and family that you are detoxing and enlist their support. It is also wise to be under constant supervision in case you need emotional encouragement or medical assistance
4. Find a New Hobby
Substitution therapy is a very effective way of replacing alcohol consumption with another activity. Your dopamine receptors have to recalibrate so they do not fire off when consuming alcohol. Moving the body with exercise is one basic form of generating a feel-good factor for the body. If the individual is weak start with daily walks.