Jupiter, Florida, is a city in Palm Beach County, and like many cities in Florida and the United States at large, it has been hit hard by a serious substance abuse crisis. If you or a loved one have been caught up in this crisis, Jupiter rehab centers can help put an end to your drug abuse and start the recovery process.
According to a 2012-2014 survey, more than 68,000 people in Palm Beach County struggled with an addiction to alcohol.1 Many people who struggle with alcoholism may not realize it because alcohol abuse is frequently normalized by society. One sign of an alcohol use disorder is physical dependence to the substance. When dependence develops, a person cannot function properly without drinking. If a dependent person abruptly quits drinking or dramatically reduces their drinking, uncomfortable and even dangerous withdrawal symptoms are likely to emerge.2,3
Some common alcohol withdrawal symptoms include:3
- Mood swings.
- Nausea and vomiting.
- Rapid heart rate.
There is a potentially life-threatening type of alcohol withdrawal, known as delirium tremens, that causes seizures, confusion, hallucinations, and fever.3 It is more likely be experienced by those who have gone through alcohol withdrawal in the past or have been drinking heavily for over 10 years.4
If you struggle with alcohol abuse, the safest thing you can do is first receive an assessment from a doctor who can evaluate your risk of experiencing complicated withdrawal. If they ascertain that you are at-risk, they will refer you to a medical detox facility. In this type of detox, you receive medications and supportive medical care to safely manage alcohol withdrawal and prevent complications. Search our directory for treatment centers near Jupiter or in another preferred location that can help you with detox and recovery.
- National Drug Early Warning System. (2016). Southeastern Florida (Miami Area) Drug Use Patterns and Trends.
- National Library of Medicine. (2018). Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse.
- National Library of Medicine. (2018). Alcohol Withdrawal.
- National Library of Medicine. (2018). Delirium Tremens.