Content medically reviewed by Vicky Magobet, PMHNP-BC, on September 28, 2022.
Detoxing from alcohol can be challenging, but it is possible! Quitting heavy drinking may result in intense withdrawal symptoms that can start hours after the last drinking session, sometimes lasting a few days. The time it takes for these symptoms to dissipate can depend on several factors, including how long you have been drinking heavily, how much you consume daily and whether you have experienced withdrawal.
At Diamond House Detox, we care about you and wish to help you reach your goals. Continue reading for more information on what it can look like to detox from alcohol fully.
Upon entering the body, alcohol suppresses the central nervous system, resulting in feelings of relaxation and euphoria. Over time, your alcohol tolerance builds up, requiring more of the substance in the bloodstream to activate these feelings. The body will try to naturally cycle out the toxins — also known as a detox — by producing more neurotransmitters to stimulate the central nervous system back to its usual function.
Deciding to detox from alcohol overcomes a significant obstacle in the recovery process. Once heavy alcohol consumption is stopped, the excess neurotransmitters used to regulate your body on alcohol will cause an overactive nervous system. The following withdrawal symptoms are likely:
The symptoms of alcohol withdrawal can range from mild to severe from person to person. The following stages are an average timeline for recovery.
Why go through this alone? Accountability is crucial in the success of alcohol detoxing because the withdrawal symptoms can cause someone to turn back to their old ways. Let us be your cheerleaders instead! For more information on our treatment programs, contact Diamond House Detox today.