Ridding your life of drugs and alcohol can be the healthiest thing you do. At the very least, a New Jersey Detox will leave your body feeling strong, and your mind feeling ready to fight the effects you know will come with alcohol abuse.

If you suffer from alcoholism or have abused alcohol, you may recognize some of the following consequences it has on the body. Here are answers to common questions about why alcohol’s effects can be so severe:

Why do I feel shaky and sleepy?

Low blood glucose levels while drinking are responsible for the shakes you get, and also result in that tired feeling. These symptoms are also usually accompanied by sweating, dizziness, and blurred vision.

Why Does Drinking Make Me Gain Weight?

Many people feel hungry when they have been drinking. To overcome that feeling of lethargy and tiredness mentioned, the body will start craving a carbohydrate boost. Your body is smart and can recognize foods high in carbohydrates, such as French fries, pizza, and other fatty foods.

Why do I feel so sick the next day?

When the liver is metabolizing alcohol, it produces acetaldehyde, a vinegar-like substance that has toxic effects on the liver, brain, and stomach lining.

The liver needs water to get rid of toxins from the body, but alcohol acts as a diuretic, so there are not sufficient amounts in the body. The liver is then forced to divert water from other organs, including the brain, which causes throbbing headaches.

Can New Jersey detox help my liver?

The toxic effect of alcohol can also cause inflammation of the esophagus, the tube that carries food from the throat to the stomach, causing heartburn. This toxicity also causes stomach upset, often resulting in vomiting. As a result, your body’s stores of vitamins and minerals are depleted.

Alcohol disturbs the appropriate balance of minerals in the blood as well as ions maintained by the kidneys. These ions must be maintained within narrow limits. However, dehydration caused by drinking can affect the concentration of ions, resulting in thirst, muscle cramps, dizziness, and faintness. Ridding yourself of alcohol’s toxins through New Jersey Detox gives your body a chance to build necessary nutrients back up and function normally.

Why Can’t I Sleep It Off?

Though some people feel a “nightcap” helps them fall asleep, scientific evidence suggests the quality of sleep after drinking drops due to dehydration. People are likely to feel tired after sleeping following drinking, as they will have missed out on quality sleep. This holds even truer for consumption of large amounts of alcohol.

New Jersey Detox Can Help Rid You of Alcohol

If you suffer from these effects of alcohol day in and day out due to alcoholism or alcohol abuse, the Discovery Institute is here to help. A successful detox is your first step toward long-term recovery. Contact us today for caring and safe support through quitting alcohol.

Reviewed for Medical & Clinical Accuracy by Dr. Jeffrey Berman, MD

Dr. Jeffrey Berman, MDDr. Jeffrey Berman is a psychiatrist in Teaneck, New Jersey and is affiliated with Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. He received his medical degree from State University of New York Upstate Medical University and has been in practice for more than 20 years. He also speaks multiple languages, including French and Hebrew.

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