Alcohol is the most commonly used addictive drug in the United States. Over 17.5 million people have some sort of dependence from alcohol. It has been stated that 88,000 deaths annually are attributed to excessive alcohol use. It is a depressant drug which creates messages from the brain to the body to be slowed down.
Although popular perception of alcohol has the substance separated from the rest of the drug world, it is very much a serious drug and can have profound negative effects on individuals who indulge in the substance carelessly or in high doses and/or with frequent regularity.
Long term affects from drinking alcohol can be detrimental to the body and brain. Some of these effects are
- Social problems
- Liver disease
- High blood pressure
- Heart disease
- Memory loss
- Weakness in immune system
- Permanent dementia and neurological impairments (brain damage).
Both mental and physical addiction can be linked to alcohol abusers. Individualswho have an addiction to alcohol can suffer from several withdrawal symptoms. Some of these symptoms include
- Auditory and visual delirium tremens (DTs)
At Sheridan Gardens Detox we recommend that if you or someone you know is looking to quit alcohol, seeking out professional assistance is stongly advised. Finding a proper alcohol treatment program to help can be confusing, arduous work. Sheridan Gardens Detox specializes in helping individuals detox safely and comfortably from their alcohol withdrawal symptoms. We are able to assess and work with each individual to best identify what aftercare program might best fit each person for their needs. We can help alleviate many uncertainties an individual has in making these life changing decisions.