DID YOU KNOW? Alcohol
is one of the only substances from which withdrawal can be deadly.
Once someone with an alcohol addiction has decided to stop drinking,
attempting to detox at home is never recommended. The physical and
psychological symptoms associated with acute alcohol withdrawal can be severe and, in some cases,
SYMPTOMS OF ALCOHOL WITHDRAWAL
Physical symptoms can include increased blood pressure, shaking,
sweating, shivering and, in some cases, high fevers and seizures that can
result in death. If left untreated, this can progress to delirium tremens (DTs). Delirium tremens
(DTs) are the most dangerous symptom of severe alcohol withdrawal. DTs
are a rapid onset of confusion and delirium that usually occur about
three days after the last drink. DTs usually only occur in people who
have consumed large amounts of alcohol for more than a month.
Mild withdrawal symptoms – such as anxiety, nausea and headaches –
usually begin within eight hours of the last drink. The more severe
symptoms, such as high blood pressure, confusion and seizures peak within
24 to 72 hours of the last drink.
While some of the symptoms begin to taper off after five to seven days of
abstaining from alcohol, others may continue for weeks. Often, the
physical withdrawal symptoms are the first to disappear. However,
emotional and psychological symptoms, such as anxiety, depression and
restlessness, can stick around for far longer.
TREATING WITHDRAWAL AT GATEWAY FOUNDATION
At Gateway Foundation, patients entering treatment with an alcohol use
disorder have access to 24-hour medical and nursing care through our withdrawal management program. In
addition, our patients are able to learn about what they are experiencing
and why, making it easier to deal with and understand their symptoms.
This allows for a safe and comfortable transition as the individual
begins their journey to lifelong recovery.
About Gateway Foundation
Since 1968 our goal has been
straightforward: to help clients get their life back on track and achieve
a life of sobriety, free from drug use and symptoms of mental illness,
that is productive, socially responsible and healthy. Gateway
Foundation is the largest nonprofit treatment provider in the country
that specializes in the treatment of substance use disorders, providing
treatment for men, women, adolescents and clients diagnosed with
co-occurring mental health disorders.
Gateway's professional clinicians help thousands of individuals
successfully complete treatment by developing a personalized plan that
treats the underlying causes of substance abuse—not just addiction to
drugs or alcohol.
Call 877.505.HOPE (4673) to learn more about our treatment
Goodwill of Central Illinois will hold the 5th Annual Recycle Your Style Contest. High school students within Goodwill’s territory are encouraged to donate their used clothing. The high school that donates the most pounds of clothing will win a SMART Board donated by Bradfield’s Computer Supply. The contest runs from October 1st through October 31st. “This has been a very successful campaign for us,” said Bob Parkhurst, Goodwill Vice President. “We are grateful for Bradfield’s Computer Supply’s donation of a SMART Board each year. That prize really heats up the competition among the high schools.” Donations of items other than clothing are encouraged, but only clothing will count toward the contest. Only high schools are eligible, but others can participate including teachers, family and school supporters. Donors need to tell the Goodwill donation attendant which high school they are supporting for their donation to be counted. Donations can be made at any of Goodwill’s nine stores o
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