Alcoholism is a life-ruining addiction. It kills many and in many ways. The person down with addiction is actually least bothered about his condition and keeps on moving ahead on the path of self-destruction. In fact, in medical terminology, alcohol-related bodily damage is coined as self-sustained injuries.
What makes the matters worse is the fact that an addict along with himself takes his entire family and friends for a sorrow ride down the hill. Children are the ones who are most affected by it. Children of alcoholics always have social issues and might even resort to heavy drinking themselves in the future. So it should be crystal clear in the minds of our readers that this addiction needs to be taken seriously and rehab efforts should be done asap.
Today through our blog post we would be discussing the symptoms of alcohol withdrawal
This is the space where we would let our readers know about alcohol dependence. Yes, it is different from a full-blown addiction but is a stepping stone towards it. A person is said to be dependent on alcohol when his body starts to feel uncomfortable when there is no alcohol in his system. He experiences irritability, irregular heartbeats, palpitations, and a lack of decision-making skills. The feeling is so bad that the only way out for such a person is putting more booze in his system so that he can function normally again. This is soon going to become an addiction for sure. The only way out for such a person is going through the process of detox.
Detox in itself is quite uncomfortable and the symptoms mentioned in the above paragraph are similar to those experienced during detox, but then again nobody said that it is going to be an easy ride.
Following is the bulleted list of common problematic and agonizing symptoms that a person going through detox experiences.
- Heart palpitations
Abusing alcohol messes up the dopamine function of the body. Dopamine is the neurotransmitter associated with the reward system of the body. Normally dopamine is supposed to kick in when we do something good for the body. A dopamine release gives a person with a feeling of relaxation and confidence. In short, the person feels happy. However, alcohol gives the same kick without any natural efforts. It is the tendency of the human body to develop tolerance to alcohol over time hence a person would need more and more of it to get the same dopamine kick. When a heavy drinker suddenly halts his alcohol consumption then the dopamine production also halts with it and the following additional symptoms may be observed:
- Loss of appetite
- Mood swings
In extreme cases of alcohol addiction, a person might need medical intervention during his detox program. The body is so much dependent on alcohol that it becomes potentially lethal for a person to detox without medical aid.
We hope our blog post added something positive to your knowledge bank. Please write to us if you need to know more about alcohol rehab.