Alcohol Withdrawal at Seasons Bali

Alcohol withdrawal at Seasons Bali is always carefully monitored by our Medical Team who have extensive experience of this procedure. This can be a dangerous time depending on the amount and frequency of the clients drinking.

Usually, our Medical Team supports client detox with a tapered dose of a substitution medication prescribed over a short period of time. Any withdrawal regime is finalised when the client receives their second assessment after arriving at Seasons Bali. The first assessment, over the phone, gives our team an initial idea of the clients drinking patterns and needs.

During withdrawal, clients will find the emotional support of our knowledgeable Clinical Team invaluable. They all appreciate the challenges being faced and understand how to provide a high level of care.

Seasons Bali – Internationally Accredited Alcohol Rehab in Asia

Seasons Bali’s experience shows that alcoholism responds well to effective treatment. This means addressing the physical, psychological, emotional, social and spiritual characteristics of the disease.

We do this through implementing a balanced daily schedule that addresses the wellness of the whole person. This includes everything from group sessions and one on one counselling to yoga, exercise sessions and meditation.

Ideally clients stay for 90 days but we also offer shorter programs for 28 and 60 days. Our staff monitor and evaluate clients throughout their stay so they can acknowledge successes and identify the things that need to be worked on. This really helps our clients grow in confidence, awareness and self-esteem.

The members of our Clinical Team are all in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction which means they have a depth of understanding that goes beyond the formal qualifications they hold. They are role models for our clients and understand the process because they have been through it.

Our clients say:

One of the best things about the program is the staff. It’s such a great team and they’re so inspirational.

Miguel, 2015

Seasons Bali is an idyllic place to recover from the isolation and chaos of alcoholism. Not only do clients have unlimited access to a dedicated team of addiction professionals but they also live within a lovely tropical villa.

Located in the midst of sweeping rice fields, the rehab centre is a haven of peace and tranquillity. Every day a wonderful team of Balinese staff take care of your housekeeping needs and our chef serves a selection of delicious healthy meals made from premium local produce. Everything is set up to create a safe space where clients can focus entirely on recovery.

The island of Bali is well known for its amazing beaches and range of outdoor and wellness activities. These resources help to further support the philosophy of recovery we follow. Recovery from alcoholism is about learning how to enjoy life, work with people and try new things.

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Alcoholism

Society widely accepts the use of alcohol and many people use it without negative consequences. Alcoholism, on the other hand, is a medical condition which means that the drinker cannot manage their use and is not capable of living a happy, normal life as a result.

The World Health Organisation recognises alcoholism as a disease and as of 2010 estimates that more than 200 million people suffer from this worldwide. An alcoholic can present as either a binge drinker or a daily user. Whatever the pattern of drinking the consequences will only ever get worse without effective rehab treatment.

What are the Effects of Alcoholism?

Alcoholism is a progressive, deadly and complex disease and if caught in its early stages the chances of recovery are improved significantly.

All 5 elements of alcoholism can have different effects on the individual. However, for all alcoholics these tend to interact causing a disturbed sense of self and general dis-ease with life. The consequences of this disease can be felt in every area of an individual’s life.

Physical

  • Changes in the brain chemistry
  • Changes in the function and structure of the brain
  • Accidental injuries such as car crashes and falling over
  • Other injuries
  • Alcohol poisoning
  • Nerve damage
  • Permanent damage to the brain
  • Vitamin B1 deficiency, which can lead to a disorder characterized by amnesia, apathy and disorientation
  • Ulcers and inflammation of the stomach walls
  • Weight loss
  • Cancer of the mouth and throat
  • Neglect of personal hygiene

Psychological

  • Loss of productivity at work/lack of concentration
  • Cravings
  • Preoccupation with drinking
  • Inability to function or deal with life or specific situations without drinking

Emotional

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Mood Swings
  • Suicidal thoughts

Social

  • Family problems
  • Broken relationships/lost friendships
  • Damaged work relationships
  • Isolation

Spiritual

  • Damaged self-esteem and self-worth
  • Damaged relationship with self
  • Lack of interest in life
  • Inability to function without alcohol
  • Continued use despite negative consequences

Withdrawal from Alcohol

Withdrawing from alcohol can be life threatening and it is recommended to do this under competent medical supervision. Like many other substances that induce dependency, alcohol stimulates the production of dopamine in the brain.

This is the brain’s natural feel good chemical and increased production is one of the reasons that drinking can boost self-confidence and lower inhibitions. When the alcohol leaves the body the level of dopamine drops resulting in the drinker feeling unwell.

By repeatedly drinking and interfering with the natural production of dopamine, the brain of the alcoholic drinker needs this outside help to produce the chemical. As a person drinks more, their tolerance to alcohol increases and the brain becomes increasingly dependent on the substance to feel good or even normal.

This means that when someone who is addicted to alcohol stops drinking they will have withdrawal symptoms. These can range in severity from mild uneasiness to potentially life threatening seizures. The worst of these symptoms usually lasts between five and seven days.

Withdrawal symptoms can include:

  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Nausea
  • Loss of appetite, abdominal pain and vomiting
  • Fatigue
  • Depression, agitation and mood swings
  • Increased blood pressure and/or palpitations
  • Sweating
  • Confusion
  • Hallucinations
  • Seizures