What Happens When I Drink Too Much?
Here’s a common situation. “I drank too much. How do I get alcohol out of my system so I can get back to taking care of daily responsibilities?” If you are finding yourself in this position right now, it’s time to get help. Drinking too much, especially when you do this often, can lead to alcoholism, a condition that can limit your health and your life. At BrightView Health, we provide the treatment you need so you never find yourself in this position again.
I Drank Too Much and Feel Awful – What’s Happening?
Drinking too much overwhelms your body’s organs. When you consume alcohol, your organs, specifically your liver and kidneys work overtime to try to remove these toxic chemicals from the bloodstream. They cannot remove them fast enough, which allows the chemicals to get into the blood. Once it does this, the alcohol travels to each of the organs, tissues, and cells of your body. This is what creates intoxication.
Throughout that process, many things happen. Cells are damaged and some die. Inflammation occurs as the body tries to start the healing process. You are also at a higher risk of developing a dependency on alcohol, which is when your brain and body become dependent on the alcohol so much so that when you do not have it, you crave it.
When you drink too much, you may experience:
- Sudden intoxication
- Trouble breathing
- A drop in cognitive function and motor control
- Lowered inhibitions (and more risk of engaging in risky behavior)
- Vomiting and nausea
- The desire to drink more
How to Get Alcohol Out of Your System
Many people who say they drank too much find themselves looking for a way to get alcohol out of their system. The only real way for this to happen is for your body’s organs to process it and remove it naturally. That takes time and doesn’t limit the damage that alcohol can do. There are other solutions, such as having your stomach pumped or having dialysis. This is also very taxing on the body.
I Drank Too Much But I Want to Change
When you find yourself drinking too much often, and you’re at risk of developing alcoholism, it’s time to get help. Our team at BrightView can provide that type of support and guidance to you through comprehensive outpatient and intensive outpatient programs.
We offer medication-assisted treatment. That means we can help to support your body as it works through the withdrawal process. This can help to get alcohol out of your system for good. We do not use the traditional detox approach of waiting for your body to detoxify from these substances. Medications can help improve your overall ability to thrive in recovery because of how effective they work.
What Happens in Alcoholism Treatment?
When you’re facing alcoholism and you’re ready to stop the cycle of drinking too much, becoming ill, and then starting over, our team can help you. We offer a wide range of therapy options and resources to make it possible for you to beat alcoholism. All you have to do is learn more about the therapies we offer and what makes us different. We’re here 24-hours a day to help you when you give us a call.
- Addiction recovery treatment services
- Counseling and therapy for addiction recovery
- Peer recovery support
Alcohol Addiction Treatment at BrightView
If you find that you regularly drink too much, reach out for help. There's no reason to wait until you hit "rock bottom" to begin treatment. Drinking too much puts your health on the line and increases your risk of developing alcoholism. To get alcohol out of your system for good, you need to reach out to our team for help. At BrightView, we offer the tools you need to begin treatment. You just need to call 833-510-4357 or reach out online for immediate help.