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Learn the symptoms of alcoholism withdrawal, the normal treatment of those symptoms and what else is required for alcoholism recovery.  It isn't as frightening as it can do it!

Alcoholism Withdrawal

Alcoholism withdrawal can have a wide range of symptoms, depending on the extent of your addiction, your age and physical condition, and the length of time you've been an alcoholic.  If you're addicted to alcohol, it probably isn't isn't going to be a walk in the park.  Let's face it, you wouldn't be on this page if you didn't at least suspect alcoholism in yourself or a loved one.  Here's an Alcoholism Signs And Symptoms Test if you're still in doubt.  The fact is, no matter how extensive the addiction, recovery is both possible and necessary, if you ever expect to regain a normal life.  Here is some information on common withdrawal symptoms and treatment, along with other things necessary to live in recovery:

Withdrawal Symptoms:

Any symptoms usually appear within 5-10 hours but could happen within the first 10 days.  Most people experience mild to moderate withdrawal symptoms which could include, nervousness, anxiety, shakes, depression, confusion, headache, sweating, loss of appetite, sleeping difficulty, eyelid twitches.  Severe alcoholism withdrawal symptoms can include delirium tremens (severe confusion and hallucinations), blackouts, convulsions, fever and agitation.

Withdrawal Treatment:

The primary goals of treatment are to relieve withdrawal symptoms and prevent health complications.  The safest treatments involve in-patient care and observation of health data, like blood pressure, blood chemicals, etc.  In some cases, drugs are required to manage severe symptoms.  During your hospital stay, you'll likely be tested for physical illnesses brought on by alcoholism, like Psoriasis Of The Liver, malnutrition, etc.

Alcoholism Recovery:

It's common for some alcoholics to believe the addiction is "cured" once withdrawal is completed, and to imagine it's OK to start drinking again.  This is very dangerous!  To put your body into the toxic condition of alcoholism and then to shock it into withdrawal is very stressful on the body.  It's important to continue recovery rather than repeat this cycle.  Recovery requires we face the emptiness within ourselves that we tried to fill with alcohol.  This is probably the hardest part of recovery, because it takes admitting we need help to stay sober.  AA is a great program to stay sober, to get help form friends and a higher power, to work on the issues within you and to fill the void without any addictions.

A basic understanding of recovery requires we come to the conclusion we have a problem that's too big for us to handle.  We need to place ourselves into the hands of some power higher than ourselves for the strength to overcome addiction.  You can call that power whatever you wish, but, for me and millions of recovered addicts, that power is God.  If you want His help, visit Healing From God.

What alcoholism withdrawal symptoms have you experienced? 

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