Detoxification is a major step on the road to recovery. In the case of alcohol detoxification, quitting cold turkey could be dangerous or even deadly. It is not something you should ever try on your own.
Imbibing copious amounts of alcohol over a long period of time will actually change the way your mind and body works. If you try to quit cold turkey, your body may struggle to handle the sudden and total withdrawal of a substance it had grown to rely on.
Those who try to quit alcohol on their own may experience:
- Heart failure
These symptoms are so severe that most people start drinking again just to make the physical pain go away. This is why you absolutely must work with an accredited and experienced detox facility to safely withdraw from alcohol.
At AToN Center, we are highly experienced in providing compassionate and expert support for residents committed to alcohol detoxification. We provide a librium taper as well as comfort medications to assist with anxiety, nausea, and insomnia.