Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Tips for Dealing with Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms

Congratulations on your decision to quit alcohol! Not many people have the courage and the will power to voluntarily quit a vice, much less one that is legal and easily accessible.

One of the difficulties you’ve probably heard about quitting is withdrawal. However, symptoms can be managed until they subside, which usually happens a few weeks after you quit drinking. To help make the detoxification process more bearable, here are a few tips you can try to help you win the fight against alcoholism:

Eat Healthy

Your body will be flushing toxins at a high rate through sweat and urine, so make sure you stay properly hydrated. At the same time, eat more fish, vegetables, and fruits to help supply your body with the nutrients it needs to rebuild cells and continue the detoxification process.


Ask a loved one if he or she is willing to stay at your place for a week or two. Having someone to talk to and vent your frustrations to can make withdrawal more manageable. At the same time, encouraging words from a loved one can help you get through bouts of depression or anxiety.

Consult a Doctor

The physical withdrawal symptoms associated with alcohol are often more severe than in other substances, especially in those who were heavy drinkers. If you have a history or are at high risk of heart problems, consult your doctor. You may need to start taking a stronger dosage of heart medication.


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