Medical Alcohol Detox
The risk for relapse is part of the disease of addiction. But with alcohol so readily accessible, the risk for continued use is exponentially greater. While you may have heard the term for quitting “cold turkey” as a viable option to going through a designated alcohol detox program, the outcome can be catastrophic.
The longer you or your loved one has made consumption an ongoing habit, the more dangerous alcohol detox can be. From the time a person takes their last drink, overwhelming withdrawal symptoms can begin within 6 to 24 hours.
Alcohol Detox Withdrawal Symptoms
Imagine going through these physical changes without the supervision of healthcare professionals who know how to treat a person undergoing alcohol detox:
- Erratic sleeping or insomnia
- Body tremors or shaky hands
- Unpredictable changes in blood pressure
- Irregular or abnormal heart rate
But there are more concerns surrounding alcohol detox that make the case for being part of a medically-supervised treatment program even more compelling. For some, alcohol detox will bring about hallucinations, seeing or hearing people or things that aren’t there. In addition, Delirium tremens (DTs) can arise. The DTs are a life-threatening symptom that causes a heightened state of restlessness and confusion with fever, and can escalate to seizures.
No one should go through alcohol detox alone. Acceptance Recovery Center is here to help and provide each patient with a comfortable yet effective pathway to begin a life of sobriety. Should it be determined that medication-assisted treatment will prove beneficial during alcohol detox, it will be administered and monitored to ensure that patient need is met.
We have found that it isn’t what happens to us in life that causes us harm but the meaning we give it that pronounces the damage done. Drug and alcohol treatment here at our detox center in Scottsdale is patient-focused through detailed, integrated approaches. This includes uncovering the root cause for addictive behaviors and reestablishing healthier ways of life.
By treating each person with individualized care and through guidance, acceptance of the past allows for the blossoming of the future and with it, endless opportunities. It starts at our alcohol and drug detox treatment center. Healing the past. Transforming the future.