Unfortunately, I had a pretty traumatic childhood. My parents were always fighting, and I was faced with trying to decide what to do about my own personal feelings. When I got older, I knew that I needed to do something to relieve the stress that I was feeling even many years later, so I started focusing on going to counseling. My first few appointments were a little nerve-racking, but the counselor worked hard to make me feel comfortable. I was really impressed with how gentle and kind she was, and I felt really great about the progress I was making. This blog is all about benefiting from counseling.
Withdrawing from substance abuse is not an easy task. Apart from the fact that it's not an easy thing to do, you really should not try to do it yourself without any professional guidance. While there is no pain-free detoxification process, trained health care professionals use medications in a detoxification setting to assist and minimize the discomforts that are associated with withdrawal. You can obtain this kind of help in an outpatient substance abuse treatment setting. Substance abuse introduces harmful toxins into your body while you're under the influence of drugs or alcohol. So under supervised withdrawal care, your detoxification treatment is designed to remove the toxins and restore lost balance to your body. This can prove to be an uncomfortable process, but you'll be medically monitored to ensure that the process is comfortable for you.
Alcohol Addiction Withdrawal
So you're excited about your decision to part ways with alcohol. It's a good feeling. You're ready to reclaim control over your health and body. You're sober now on your second day, but guess what is happening now. All of a sudden, your body begins to miss the loss of alcohol and its effects causes withdrawal symptoms.
You'll begin to experience shaking and tremors and you're sweating. Your body temperature rises. Your blood pressure and heart rate could increase. Fatigue kicks in, but you could still develop insomnia even though you are tired. You may have fluctuating blood sugar levels that thereafter stabilizes. With all of these symptoms occurring, report this to your counselor who can make arrangements for a short-term medical intervention treatment plan for you. You'll overcome all these challenges over time with the help of your medical expert. Perseverance will make you conquer.
Well On Your Way To Successful Recovery
After a couple weeks, you'll be well on your way to recovery because you've gained more physical strength. Your emotions will by now be stronger, and you'll be in a relaxed state of mind. Don't be complacent because it is at this time that you can be vulnerable and fall back on drinking again. Hold on and remind yourself that drinking is out of the question for you now and forever when temptation comes your way.
A sobering thought, which you can use to resist being tempted to drink again is that if you start drinking once more, there are frightening risks that you will face. You run the risk of developing cardiovascular illnesses, liver dysfunction, cancer and nerve problems, respiratory and cancer illnesses and development of body ulcers. You also could lose family relationship support.