Alcohol Rehab in Florida
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- Alcohol rehabs in Florida
- Alcohol Addiction treatment
- Alcohol rehabilitation
- Alcohol Detox centers
- Alcohol Withdrawal treatments
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Individuals use drugs and drink, because, at the beginning, it makes them feel good… or numbs feelings…but that is only the beginning…. ALL substances change the chemicals we have in a natural way in our brains…and when the brain starts changing, adding to, subtracting from its own chemicals, then it becomes a problem — because these chemicals control our feelings and actions.
Alcohol is a depressant that has his source from organic one including fruit or cereal such as grapes, grains and berries. These are fermented or are distilled into a liquid.
Alcohol affects all the part of the body. It goes through the bloodstream to the brain, stomach, internal organs, liver, kidneys, muscles–everywhere. It is absorbed very fast (as short as 5-10 minutes) and can stay in the body for few hours.
Alcohol affects the central nervous system and brain. It can make drinkers loosen up, relax, and feel more at ease or can bring them to be more aggressive.
Unfortunately, it also brings down their inhibitions, which can lead up for dangerous or embarrassing behavior. Alcohol is a drug and is only legal for people over the age 21.
According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), 2.6 million young people are not aware that a person can die of an overdose of alcohol. Alcohol poisoning occurs when a person drinks a large quantity of alcohol in a short period of time.
A standard drink is:
One 12-ounce bottle of beer or wine cooler
One 5-ounce glass of wine
1.5 ounces of 80-proof distilled spirits.
If an individual who is physically dependent on alcohol promptly stops drinking, they will experience withdrawal symptoms because their body has to readjust to functioning without alcohol.
Alcohol withdrawal symptoms include: decrease appetite, nausea, anxiety, insomnia, irritability, confusion, tremors and sweating.
In severe cases, alcohol withdrawal might cause convulsions, cramps, vomiting, delusions, hallucinations and even fatality. An individual considering withdrawing from alcohol should first consult a physician or other health professional.
How does alcohol make you feel?
It might slow your reflexes, movement and thinking. For a short time, it can make you feel:
- calmer and relaxed
- more talkative
- less shy
- warm (skin might be flushed)
- less co-ordinated.
Alcohol can make certain individuals aggressive. For others, drinking might depress them or make them more depressed. When individuals are intoxicated (drunk), they might:
- have blackouts (lose their memory)
- slur their speech or have trouble walking
- feel sleepy or lose consciousness
- be more likely to fall and other accidents
- get alcohol poisoning or succumb
- have slower reflexes and thinking
- take more risks and make bad choices.