Physical Detox from Alcohol or Drugs

When an addict stops using alcohol or drugs, unpleasant withdrawal symptoms usually occur as a detoxification process commences and the body readapts.

Withdrawal symptoms can range from mild to severe depending on the history of abuse. Typical withdrawal symptoms can include:

  • sweating;
  • tremors/shakiness;
  • nausea;
  • diarrhoea;
  • cravings;
  • seizures (in rare circumstances).

Withdrawal from alcohol or drugs can be very unpleasant. You should visit your GP to discuss whether medication is required to assist in detoxing and whether a home detox can be arranged. GPs can prescribe medication that will make the detox more comfortable and safer for addicted individuals.

Detox from alcohol or drugs will remove the physical dependency. The psychological reasons behind the use of alcohol or drugs must also be addressed. Otherwise there is a strong likelihood that the individual will return to their destructive ways.

I work with clients to discover and address the underlying reasons behind abusing alcohol or drugs. I know, from experience, that long-term sobriety can only be achieved once the reasons behind the addiction have been understood and resolved.

If you or someone you care about has a problem – or even if you’re not sure – please contact me on 07999 456 777 for confidential help and advice. It could be the best decision you ever make.