As someone drinks, dopamine increases in the brain. This results in pleasant feelings and elevated. However, alcohol is primarily a central nervous depressant. This means that is slows down the body and brain – cognitive abilities, motor skills, and the ability to stay conscious and coherent all decrease as alcohol is continually consumed.This is where alcohol detox comes into play.
Habitual drinking can cause both tolerance and dependence. The brain gets accustomed to the dopamine-altering effects of alcohol, as well as the general sedation. When someone tries to detox after a period of frequent alcohol use, withdrawal effects occur, which are precisely the opposite of being drunk.
The effects of alcohol withdrawal syndrome can range from mild to life-threatening.
We offer state-of-the-art treatment for addiction, in combination with holistic care and clinical therapy. Our staff is comprised of an expert team of physicians, nurses, therapists, and other mental and medical health care professionals. Together, our team is ideally suited to treating the patient using a holistic, comprehensive approach.