Prolonged and heavy drinking of alcohol can be hazardous to your health and can very well shorten your life span. Alcohol detoxification should be your next step to recovery if you already feel that your alcohol drinking has gone out of control. Alcohol detoxification would allow you to remove all that alcohol in your body through a detoxification process. You can do this by stopping alcohol intake, regular diet, and in some extreme cases medication. Medication of course, should be in consultation with your doctor.
Alcohol detoxification in some mild to moderate cases can be done in your own home and would require no medication. The only requirement in these situations is the alcoholic’s commitment to be sober and the support of family and friends. In most situations, alcohol detoxification can lead to alcohol withdrawal symptoms. Some common alcohol withdrawal symptoms include irritability, anxiousness, being nervous most of the time, emotional downturn, exhaustion, nightmares and being a scatterbrained. Alcohol withdrawal symptoms can also be physically manifested in the form of nausea, headache, tremor of the hands, involuntary movements of the body, palpitations, clammy skin, and appetite loss. In extreme cases, alcohol withdrawal symptoms can even be as worse as hallucinations, insomnia, and fever.
If you are going through mild and common withdrawal symptoms, you can ask the help of support groups that deal with your kind of problem. One of the best ways to recover from alcoholism is through talking about it with family and friends. Just allow yourself to open up about your problems and be encouraged by them. Do not isolate yourself as this will make the journey to recovery even harder. If you are experiencing severe alcohol withdrawal symptoms it will be best to go to your doctor immediately so he can prescribe you the right medication and appropriate treatment.