Withdrawal From Drugs – Alcohol Treatment

Wtihdrawal Symptoms of Alcohol

Withdrawal symptoms of alcohol can be very intense. They can be very painful and even deadly. A person will feel shaky, unable to control their hands and head. They will be very irritable. Their mood can shift at any moment. They can be smiling and happy one second and snap on people the next. Everything will seem to bother them and their mood will be very dark and solemn. These symptoms worsen with time until they finally subside for good.
Most people have experienced a hangover and are very familiar with the symptoms. Most people also know that the quickest way to get over a hangover is to drink again. This only delays and worsens the inevitable, and this is why some people get into a routine of drinking every day. Drinking alcohol kills more brain cells than most intoxicating substances that people get addicted to. Not only are the people so intoxicated most of the time because of the increasing amount of alcohol they have to consume in order to get drunk due to the increase of their tolerance, their brain is now damaged and they are even more impaired.

This is an extremely dangerous set of circumstances. Drunk driving accidents claim lives at the rate of one every 39 minutes in the United States, based on the most recent data available (13,470 deaths in 2006 in crashes caused by DUI drivers with a BAC at or above 0.08 percent). A quick review of some additional drunk driving facts for the United States (also from 2006) shows that all drivers are at risk when drunk drivers are on the road.

Alcoholics create dangerous situations whether they are driving or not. Many Americans own guns and other sorts of weapons. When someone is impaired from consuming mass amounts of alcohol, they will not be suited to handle extremely dangerous objects. Their coordination is not the only thing that will suffer from being intoxicated; their judgment will also be greatly affected. They may be much more quick to anger and susceptible to jump to conclusions. They also will not be likely to think of any consequences.

With all of these dangers one would think that people would have learned from the mistakes of others and stop getting themselves into these situations. Why after the problems are so apparent do people still continue to risk it with alcohol?  This is the struggle that alcoholics and their loved ones face.  If you or someone you know experiences the withdrawal symptoms of alcohol, they may be addicted and help is needed. Alcoholics are so trapped by their addiction that they are unable to cope with going through the withdrawal and would rather keep getting drunk and hurting themselves and their loved ones than stop drinking.