How To Stop Drinking Alcohol and How Gallus Can Help

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Published Oct 7, 2021
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Do you suspect that you or someone you know has an alcohol use disorder? Are they wondering “how can I stop drinking”? Is alcohol getting in the way of your relationships or holding you back from accomplishing your dreams? If yes, the good news is that you are not alone.

Our team at Gallus Medical Detox Centers has helped thousands of patients take their lives back from drugs and alcohol and begin living at their fullest potential. We can help you take the best first step towards living a life in which you are completely free. The first step is recognizing the problem and wanting to make a change.

Recognizing an Alcohol Use Disorder

If you think you or someone you know is struggling with an alcohol use disorder but are not sure, there are some questions you can ask yourself that can help. It is best to be as honest as possible when asking these questions.

These questions include:

  • Have you tried to cut back on drinking or quit drinking completely but struggled to do so?
  • Is drinking affecting your relationships with your loved ones?
  • Have your drinking habits caused you to struggle to keep up with personal or work-related obligations?
  • Has drinking affected your health in any way?
  • Do you turn to alcohol to cope with stressful situations or to deal with feelings of anxiety or depression?
  • Have people in your life confronted you about your drinking habits?
  • Are you struggling financially because of your drinking habits?
  • Do you often feel tired and sluggish due to your drinking habits?
  • Do you hide how much you drink from others?
  • Do you frequently forget what you said or did while drinking?
  • Do you often end up drinking more than you originally intended?

 

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you might need to seek treatment for alcohol use disorder. Once you have admitted that you have a problem, you have already taken one of the first steps towards recovery.

How to Stop Drinking Alcohol? Taking the First Step

If you believe you have an alcohol use disorder, you should discuss this with your primary care provider. They will be able to provide any necessary referrals and help determine whether inpatient or outpatient detox is needed. In many cases, inpatient medical detox is considered safer and more effective. The purpose of medical detox is to provide medical assistance to help a patient combat any risks or withdrawal side effects involved with detox.

When someone stops drinking alcohol after drinking heavily for an extended amount of time, it is normal to experience some withdrawal side effects. What these side effects are, how strong they are, and how long they will go on depends on several factors.

For example, the length of time an individual heavily drank and how much they drank can impact withdrawal. Some common withdrawal side effects associated with alcohol detox include:

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Increased heart rate
  • Headaches
  • Excessive sweating
  • Nightmares
  • Tremors
  • Seizures
  • Anxiety
  • Irritability
  • Hallucinations
  • Depression

 

How Gallus Can Help

While detoxing from alcohol may sound uncomfortable and unpleasant, it doesn’t have to be. At Gallus Medical Detox Centers, we pride ourselves in our ability to keep our patients as comfortable as possible the entire time they are at our facility.

We utilize The Gallus Method of detox, which we believe is the safest and most effective detox method. We understand that the needs of each patient are different. Thus, they are given an individualized treatment plan to meet their specific needs as soon as they enter our facility.

We will then administer our IV and oral medication protocol, which allows medications to go to work treating withdrawal side effects as soon as possible. Throughout a patient’s entire stay, they are monitored 24/7 by our highly trained staff. When it is time for them to leave our facility, they are given an aftercare planning guide to ensure they have the greatest chance at enjoying lifelong recovery.

Why Choose Gallus?

There are several factors that set Gallus apart from other facilities. In addition to our own Gallus Method and IV and oral medication protocol, we also have private rooms, access to technology and communication with loved ones, video monitoring for safety, cardiatric telemetry monitoring, and physician visits daily.

Most importantly, we treat all of our patients with the utmost respect and dignity. You can be assured that if you choose Gallus, the detox process will be made as comfortable as possible, and you will receive the compassion and privacy that you deserve.

Alcohol use disorders can strain relationships, yield financial hardships, and even destroy lives. However, there is help available. If you suspect you may have an alcohol use disorder, take a good look at how your drinking habits affect your life. Are you struggling to keep up with work or personal obligations? Are you hiding how much you drink from your family and friends? Has alcohol caused problems within your relationships? If the answer is yes to any of these questions, you may need to seek treatment. It is common to experience withdrawal symptoms when giving up alcohol. However, at Gallus Medical Detox Centers, we can help ensure this process is made as comfortable as possible. We have helped countless patients begin living happier and healthier lives, and we can help you too. We will ensure you experience the compassionate, respectful care you deserve. Call (866) 296-5242 today to learn more about the types of services we offer.