Alcohol addiction, detox & recovery
Alcohol addiction is the dependence on alcohol for everyday survival and to simply function in the world. Alcohol does not discriminate by age, race or gender and is a cunning and powerful disease to navigate. Many alcoholics find themselves at a crossroad of being unable to ‘put down the drink’ and change their direction in life, even though they so desperately want to.
How do I know I’m an alcoholic?
You can’t have ‘just one drink’.
You are unable to limit the amount of alcohol you consume or drink more than the recommended limit, often drinking to obliteration or to black out.
Your drinking puts you or others in unsafe or dangerous situations, causing you to take risks you otherwise wouldn’t, ie. driving over the legal limit
You isolate and drink alone, or hide your drinking from others
Your thoughts are preoccupied with obtaining and drinking alcohol
You crave alcohol or suffer with physical withdrawals, such as headaches or tremors
In many cases, frequent alcohol use can lead to strong withdrawal symptoms for people who suddenly decide to stop drinking. A common symptom of alcohol withdrawal is the Delirium Tremens, also known as the DTs. Effects of DTs may include tremors, shivering, seizures, anxiety and disorientation.
These powerful physical symptoms can make detoxing from alcohol on your own frightening and, sometimes, even dangerous.
Reclaim your life
At The Bay you will be monitored and supervised by qualified medical professionals in a safe, nurturing, and respectful environment and have 24-hour nursing care available to you.
As appropriate you will receive supportive treatments from our team of holistic practitioners (massage therapists, acupuncturists), to help reduce any uncomfortable symptoms you may be experiencing.