Can You Quit Drinking Cold Turkey?
Heavy drinkers who stop drinking suddenly are likely to experience a range of withdrawal symptoms. Quitting cold turkey is never recommended because the symptoms can be life-threatening. It is important to experience withdrawal in an alcohol detox center that is medically assisted. Quitting cold turkey can create serious health issues for an individual.
Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms
The symptoms of alcohol withdrawal can be quite severe. They often increase in severity over a short period of time, an aspect that often pushes alcoholics back to drinking rather than seeing the treatment through to the end.
Some of the symptoms of alcohol withdrawal can include:
Detoxing Off Alcohol
Stages Of Alcohol Detox
At Peaks Recovery, our medical detox stages can look like this:
Therapy After Our Colorado Drug & Alcohol Detox Center
Detoxing from drugs and alcohol is the first step toward recovery. However, the evidence is clear that the longer a person distances themselves from their last use of drugs and alcohol, the greater chance of recovery. At Peaks Recovery Centers, the next step in our recovery process is transitioning into our residential inpatient rehab.