It can be sobering to realize you can’t quit drinking on your own. If you’ve ever tried to get through detox at home, you know that alcohol addiction makes detox a brutal experience.
Alcohol withdrawal symptoms can include vomiting and nausea and last for as long as a week, making it hard — and even dangerous — to attempt to go through alone. In fact, detoxing from alcohol could possibly result in a heart attack, coma, or even death.
So how can you stop drinking if it’s become a problem?
Trained professionals can properly evaluate your drinking habits and then form a strategy to help you begin the process. Medications can also be administered to make alcohol detox as safe and as comfortable to go through as possible.
After detox, entering a treatment program can help you address the root cause of your alcohol addiction, such as shame or past trauma.
At The Mend, your journey to a rich and rewarding life doesn’t end once you finish treatment. Our staff and residents form a caring and close connection during the entire process, and program alumni have access to our facility’s resources you may need as you work to build a rich and rewarding life without alcohol.
If you’re ready to discuss the possibility of quitting drinking with the help of a detox or treatment program, contact one of The Mend’s care coordinators to discuss your options.
If you’re still not sure whether it’s time to quit alcohol, try our 10-question quiz HERE.