Alcohol withdrawal symptoms can range from being slightly uncomfortable to be an extreme nuisance. If you have an alcohol dependency, you’ve likely been using alcohol for some time. Long-term alcohol abuse is commonly caused by an underlying condition or physical pain in which alcohol was used to self-medicate those issues. Often, people will be tempted to turn back to alcohol to ease the discomfort of withdrawal symptoms.
You are not alone
Many people with addictions convince themselves that they are alone and are the only ones going through their experiences. It can be very comforting to know that millions have gone through withdrawal. Consider yourself part of a strong community. Stand in solidarity with everyone else who has decided to address their substance use disorder and the challenge required to achieve a healthier life.
Face the craving
The craving for alcohol will be a persistent challenge during withdrawal. There will be multiple points throughout the process where you will be tempted to have a drink. It’s helpful to think of your craving as a wave; Cravings build, peak, crash and then dissipate. The point is that eventually, your desire will go away the tide will hit.
Many people with alcohol use disorder suffer from dehydration and nausea during withdrawal. Drinking lots of fluids, especially fluids with electrolytes, will help to address dehydration and nausea. Sodium, calcium, potassium, and magnesium are electrolytes commonly found in sports drinks. Ensuring you’re consuming electrolytes helps your body better hydrate itself.
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