The effects of alcohol detox vary from person to person. The mild version you experience the morning after a night of drinking is known as a hangover. This can involve headaches, sickness and basically just wanting to stay in bed. The stronger your dependence on alcohol is, the worse the withdrawal will be. Youth workers and withdrawal services can support you through the withdrawal process both physically and emotionally.
If you regularly drink a lot then suddenly stop altogether, you might find yourself craving alcohol, feeling flu like symptoms, sick and getting the shakes. Without medical treatment, people withdrawing from a heavy drinking dependence may be at risk of a condition called ‘The DT’s’, which stands for delirium tremens and can include confusion, hallucinations (seeing or hearing things that aren’t there), hyperactivity, seizures and extreme heart and lung problems.
If you’re worried about your drinking habits or think you could benefit from alcohol detox or respite call us on our 24 hour free and confidential YoDAA Line: 1800 458 685. Check out the YSAS withdrawal services here!