How Long Does Alcohol Detox Take?
For a heavy drinker who is used to binge drinking, the process of alcohol withdrawal and detoxification can be extremely dangerous if it is not handled properly and carefully. This is because a heavy drinker has developed a chemical dependency within his or her body. The nervous system does not function correctly. It is fooled into thinking it requires alcohol to continue working efficiently. The brain lacks the necessary neurotransmitters to function and gets sent into shock, causing the blood levels to also go into shock.