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ALCOHOL DETOX

The Widespread Need for Alcohol Detox

Alcoholism is a progressive disease that, if left untreated, can eventually destroy victims’ lives. It is the most common addiction-related problem in the United States. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) reports that every year in America, approximately 5,000 people below the legal drinking age die from alcohol-related incidents. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that each year approximately 88,000 Americans of all ages die as a result of alcohol. Alcohol abuse impacts physical and psychological health, as well as quality of life. The longer abuse continues without proper alcohol detox, the more likely it is that alcoholism will develop.

“CLIENTS ARE ABLE TO USE MUSIC AS A CATALYST TO BREAK DOWN THE BARRIERS THEY BUILD THROUGHOUT THEIR LIVES AND THEIR ADDICTIONS.”

What is Alcohol Detox?

Alcohol detox is the process by which the body is purged of all the chemicals that have built up through substance abuse. The process almost always includes a withdrawal period, which can range from mild to severe. Those with a longer or heavier history of drinking should seek help from a professional alcohol detox facility. Experts who are trained in alcohol detox can make patients considerably more comfortable during their withdrawal period, and intervene in the event of a medical emergency.

The severity of the withdrawal period will vary based upon how much and how long a person has been abusing alcohol; however, some of the common symptoms include:

  • Stomach Illness (Nausea, Vomiting and Diarrhea)
  • Headaches and Migraine
  • Extreme Changes in Body Temperature
  • Flu-like Symptoms
  • Depression and Anxiety

In extreme cases, alcohol withdrawal can lead to tremors, seizures and delirium tremens (DTs). DTs include disorientation, accelerated heartbeat and fever. Although very low, there is a risk of death that comes with DTs.

What Happens without Alcohol Detox?

Many alcohol abusers are often in denial regarding how serious their problem actually is. This causes their problem to get worse and may lead them to think they can stop drinking any time they want. When they try and quit by themselves or “cold turkey”, the withdrawal period often winds up being too overwhelming and leading them to relapse. Even those who are able to recognize that they have a problem and are legitimately seeking help often wind up succumbing to the rigors of withdrawal. It is estimated that 90% of recovering alcoholics experience relapse at least once in their lives.

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BREAKING DOWN BARRIERS

Recovery Unplugged utilizes the universal language of music to help patients better articulate their emotions and overcome psychological obstacles that inhibit healthy self-discovery. Our creative leadership works closely with our clinical professionals to help patients find their voice and use it to heal.

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What Happens during Alcohol Detox?

Professional alcohol detox provides patients with a safe and compassionate environment to overcome withdrawal. It is not the end of the treatment; however, it’s the first clinical step on the road to recovery. During alcohol detox, patients abstain from alcohol and purge the toxins that have built up in their system from drinking. Depending upon their clinical needs, there are medications available to help patients manage their alcohol cravings, including certain types of benzodiazepines, anticonvulsants and beta blockers. Some of these medications are addictive. It’s important to consult your physician before taking any new medications to manage withdrawal symptoms.

Patients who enter a professional alcohol facility have access to a variety of benefits, including:

  • Professional Help with Symptom Relief
  • Prompt and Expert Assistance with Medical Emergencies
  • Tips to Manage Long-Term Cravings
  • Medical Stabilization
  • A Safe and Supportive Environment

Professional alcohol detox helps to restore clarity, energy and strength so patients are able to move forward in their treatment. The process also helps to restore perspective and nurture mental health. Once all alcohol-related chemicals are expelled from the body, patients often feel more invigorated and better prepared for the rest of their treatment.

After Alcohol Detox

Once detox is complete, Recovery Unplugged is prepared to offer quality rehab and behavior modification. Our customized rehab options feature inpatient, intensive outpatient (IOP) and outpatient programs to accommodate all lifestyles and clinical needs.

Our programs offer a full menu of care resources, including:

  • Group Therapy
  • Individualized Counseling
  • Supplemental Therapies
  • Aftercare
  • Ongoing Monitoring

You don’t have to let fear of withdrawal keep you from getting the help you need.
Call Recovery Unplugged now at (855) 384-5794 to start your healing journey.