Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms

How to Recognise when you have a Drinking Problem

Those with an alcohol problem who have tried to quit drinking before, already know how difficult it can be. But what happens if you don’t know that you have a drinking problem? What are the physical symptoms of alcohol withdrawal, so you can recognise whether not you have an addiction to alcohol?

Here at Verve Healthcare, we offer a range of fully tailored therapies, workshops, and holistic treatments, all focused towards helping you recover from addiction. We have seen (and treated) many people in a similar position to yourself… Those who think they have an alcohol problem but aren’t 100% certain. We offer sustainable recovery and rehab service in the UK, to help people just like you to recover from alcohol addiction. Alcohol can ruin people’s lives. With our help, we can stop it ruining yours.

If you think you have a serious addiction to drinking, that substance abuse needs to be addressed before it kills you. To do something about excessive drinking today, call us on 0203 955 7703.

Let’s examine the symptoms of alcohol withdrawal, so that you can determine whether or not you need to go into rehab for addiction. You can also look out for these symptoms in the people you love if you are worried about the amount they drink. Alcohol addiction is substance abuse. It can destroy your life if left unchecked.

What Is Alcohol Withdrawal?

Alcohol withdrawal is what happens when we go through alcohol cessation as a heavy drinker or alcohol addict. When you are a heavy drinker, your body processes alcohol almost every day. To process this alcohol, your body has to allow it to pass through your liver and out of the body safely. Alcohol is a toxin, which is why we feel drunk when we drink it. It has a psychoactive effect, which alters our state of being… And usually for the worse.

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When you decide to stop drinking, your body is still primed and ready to process that alcohol. It is so used to having to process it, that it doesn’t remember how to function without it. The same can be said of your brain, which normally functions while you are drunk. When you take away the alcohol your body will continue as if is still there, for a short time. This is why we go through alcohol detox when we stop drinking.

Since your body is used to the alcohol but you have removed it, your brain and body will try to convince you that something is missing. Your brain will send pain signals to your central nervous system. You will feel the symptoms of withdrawal more acutely. You might start to suffer the alcohol withdrawal symptoms you have heard so much about. This collective set of symptoms is known as Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome.

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What Are The Symptoms of Alcohol Withdrawal?

Alcohol withdrawal comes with several different symptoms. You might experience one or all – or anything in between – of these symptoms. They range from mild to serious and will often vary in intensity depending on how long you have been drinking for, and how high your daily consumption of alcohol is. If you are wondering if you are drinking too much, look out for the following in your own behaviour.
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Some of the mild symptoms of alcohol withdrawal are as follows:

  • Shaking or trembling – it is common for alcoholics to experience shaking or are tremor in their hands. This symptom from lack of alcohol can be compared to an excessive amount of caffeine in the system in this way.
  • Sweating – your body will try to convince you to drink by sweating excessively.
  • Vomiting and nausea – when you are not used to drinking, your body will vomit out excess alcohol after a night of drinking. When you are too used to drinking, the opposite happens. When you quit taking alcohol, the body rebels with nausea.
  • Insomnia – there are excessive amounts of anxiety associated with quitting any addiction. This can cause insomnia for the participant.
  • Headaches – when trying to break free from alcohol, your brain will try to convince you that you are in pain. It will do this however it can – and giving you a headache is just about as easy as it gets.

Some of the more severe alcohol withdrawal symptoms include:

  • Delusions – according to WebMD, delusions and vivid hallucinations are fairly common in those who quit drinking after many years of heavy substance abuse.
  • High Blood Pressure – you may feel tense, anxious, and tightly wound because of this. You should remove yourself from the people you care about and from the public, unless you want them to suffer your wrath. Alcoholism is hardest on the people who care about us most. Don’t forget that you can get family therapy sessions through Verve Healthcare if you feel they are needed.
  • Fever – with delusions and hallucinations comes the onset of a heavy fever. This will result in sweats, possible night terrors, and other visual or auditory imaginings. These may seem very real to you, so it is important to go through detox and alcohol rehab in a supervised facility where you won’t be in danger.
  • On rare occasions, heart problems can result from you stopping drinking cold turkey. This should be avoided if you have been drinking for many years, or if you have been a particularly heavy drinker for many months.
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You can find out more about the physical symptoms of alcohol withdrawal, courtesy of Web MD.

We cannot stress how important it is that you stay safe during the alcohol detox process. If you happen to be addicted to alcohol and don’t want to risk your safety by going through it alone, contact Verve Healthcare today. You could recover in style at one of our affordable-yet-luxurious rehab clinics in England.


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Am I Drinking Too Much?

If you think you are drinking too much, then we are honoured to be your first stop. We would be delighted to welcome you into one of our specialist, luxury rehab facilities to help you stop drinking. Things can be confusing though, if you don’t know whether or not you have a problem… It might just be your imagination, after all.

If you think you have a problem with alcohol, try asking yourself the following questions and having a long think about your answers.

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How long can you go without a drink?

If you find you can’t go longer than 24 hours without wanting to drink alcohol, then you probably have a substance abuse problem. Get help now before it develops into something even more serious. The longer you are addicted to alcohol for, the harder it will be to get off it. Act now and save your future self the troubles.

Can you say no to a drink?

If someone offered you a drink at an inappropriate time of day (i.e. during work hours or in the morning) and you accept it, you might have more of an alcohol problem than you think. Using alcohol and returning to work, or within the workplace, is a sure sign you are an alcoholic. Seek help for your alcohol abuse or dependency before it is too late.

Do you drink in the morning?

It takes a tough dedication and a cast-iron stomach to be able to drink first thing in the morning. If you find yourself doing it regularly – and not during special occasions like weddings – then you may have an alcohol problem.

Do you get Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms?

f you go for one whole day without taking a drop of alcohol – do you shake? Do you start to suffer the symptoms of alcohol cessation? If so, you most definitely suffer from an addiction to alcohol and you need to decide when it is time to do something about it.

Remember, if any of the above questions strike close to home, you probably need some medical advice to quite drinking for good. Our deluxe alcohol rehab clinics can help you – but we need to hear from you, first. Reach out now, on 0203 955 7703, and we can work together to get you off drink, safely.

How to Spot Alcoholism in Someone You Love?

How to Spot Alcoholism in Someone You Love?

If you suspect your partner, loved one, or friend, is suffering from an alcohol addiction, there are certain tell-tale signs that might give away their need for drink. If you suspect your loved one of alcoholism, watch out for the following things…

Drinking in Secret

Often, an alcohol addict will sneak off to drink without telling anyone. Do you sometimes notice alcohol on your partner’s breath at the end of a day? If so, they may be drinking in secret. When you meet your friends at the bar, do they take a shot before their beer? Do they buy an extra drink to scoff before you get to them?

All of these are subtle signs that your loved one is drinking in secret. Secret drinking isn’t always a definitive sign of alcoholism – but added to other suspicions it should not be ignored.

Do They Sleep?

Is your loved one sleeping or are they up during the night? Are they unable to sleep without a drink? Do they struggle with insomnia? If so, there may be something deeper going on.


Another way to tell if someone is an addict is by the things they like to spend their money on. If you share an account with the person, you can check spending that way. If not, you can look out for the traces of alcohol abuse in their presence. Look out for beer cans, traces of cigarette smoke in those who are sociable smokers, a lack of money and regularly falling out with friend groups can be another sign.

Mood Swings?

If your partner is suffering from an addiction to alcohol or drugs, they are much more likely to be going through severe mood swings. If they cannot get their hands on alcohol, these mood swings will intensify. Seek help immediately to protect yourself and your loved one.

If you suspect your partner, loved one, or friend, is suffering from an alcohol addiction, there are certain tell-tale signs that might give away their need for drink. If you suspect your loved one of alcoholism, watch out for the following things…

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Using our services, you can remove yourself from your ordinary surroundings, thereby taking yourself out of reach of your usual triggers. Rehab programs like ours let you live on-site, so you can stay with us while you recover form your addiction. We even provide an aftercare service and relapse prevention help, should you need additional aid in future.

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