Handling Alcohol Withdrawal
In cases of extensive abuse of alcohol, it is often very difficult for the person to withdraw from this drug, and more than likely, not something that they can achieve without significant help. For many, Narconon Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation centers have provided this help and given the alcohol-addicted person a new start. Narconon uses unique holistic and non-drug methods to promote alcohol recovery in its drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers around the world.
The person seeking recovery from alcohol abuse and addiction can find the effective Narconon drug-free rehab program in centers around the world. In seven cases out of ten, those completing the Narconon program stay sober after returning to their homes.
The program includes a thorough detoxification (the Narconon New Life Detoxification Program), which gradually gets the toxic residues of alcohol out of the body through intense vitamin and mineral supplementation, dry-heat sauna and exercise. This is carefully supervised by trained professionals, and can result in the alcoholic's cravings for alcohol diminishing or disappearing altogether. Beyond the Narconon New Life Detoxification Program, there are further steps which include helping to restore the addict's emotional and physical health.
These are all done with the alcoholic actively participating in every step of the program. He will have an opportunity to learn what motivated him to drink in the first place and deal with any responsibilities he has neglected. This gives him the opportunity to set the record straight and make up any damage he has caused to his friends and family on his path to this alcohol addiction.
He also learns new skills to help him confront and handle various situations in life. He learns who to trust, so he will choose his friends and associates more intelligently. His life skills training will encompass areas many addicts have trouble with. They often experience the ups and downs, and he'll learn what causes these. He also has the opportunity to set himself straight with a common sense moral guide which will guide his future decisions and make it possible for him to select healthier lifestyle and recreational choices.
Instead of a drug- or alcohol-imbued life, he can rebuild a happy and productive life, existing in the present and enjoying his friends and loved ones more thoroughly. If conflicts arise, he learns how to face up to these and handle them effectively.
Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms
In the case of very heavy alcohol use and over a long period of time, a person may need a medical detox prior to completing the nutritional-based drug-free withdrawal as used in the Narconon program.
If someone has had very heavy alcohol consumption over a long period of time, sudden termination of drinking can bring on agitation, fever and seizures. It can also trigger delirium tremens (DT's), a state of severe confusion that can also include hallucinations. This is not what every alcoholic will experience.
However, when an alcohol abuser consumes such large quantities as these listed daily and over several months, the person may experience severe withdrawal symptoms: (Please note: the exact quantity of alcohol consumption leading to severe withdrawal symptoms will vary from person to person.)
Daily Alcohol Consumption:
- four to five pints of wine OR
- 7 or 8 pints of beer every day OR
- a fifth of hard liquor (equivalent to 17 shots), OR
- a combination of these drinks that contain an equivalent amount of alcohol.
Also, if a person has been drinking continuously over a period of ten or more years, they may experience these severe symptoms on quitting.
If you are concerned about a loved one and want to see them recover from alcoholism, contact your closest Narconon drug rehab facility. If it is determined to be necessary that the person undergo a medical detox first, the staff there can help you locate one that ensures quality care in the healthiest possible way for the person you are trying to help.
When they have completed that medical detox, then the Narconon program can help your loved one to get out of their addictive life pattern. This is done by a comprehensive program, including one-on-one counseling and nutritional support, as well as training the recovering addict in life skills he needs to maintain and enjoy a drug-free life long after he graduates from the program.
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