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Alcohol Detox

Alcohol is known to be one of the most difficult and dangerous substances to detox from. The withdrawal can be life-threatening if not medically supervised. Alcohol symptoms can rapidly worsen, so it is important that medical attention is sought, even if the symptoms seem to be mild. At Banyan Boca’s Detox, we help ensure that our clients have the safest possible environment for their alcohol detox.

What is Alcohol Dependence?

Alcohol dependency is when an individual finds it difficult to enjoy life or relax without having a drink. An alcohol dependent individual may worry constantly about where the next drink will come from, or has a compulsive need to drink and doesn’t have the ability to stop once they have started. Alcohol can interfere with neurotransmitters in an individual’s brain and cause feelings of anxiety, depression and even suicidal thoughts. The signs of alcohol withdrawal are commonly seen as shaking or sweating, these withdrawal symptoms would stop once alcohol gets back into the bloodstream.

Individuals who drink heavily tend to keep increasing the amount they drink because a tolerance is created to the alcohol. Tolerance is a physiological response that individuals have to most drugs. The more of the substance that is consumed, the more you must consume in order for it to have the same effect. Like many other substances, alcohol can be both physically and psychologically addicted.

What is Alcohol Withdrawal Like?

Withdrawal from alcohol can begin as early as two hours after the last drink, can persist for weeks, and range from mild anxiety and shakiness, to severe complications. Seizures and delirium tremens (also known as DTs, which are characterized by confusion, rapid heartbeat, and fever) are considered more of the severe complications from alcohol withdrawal, the death rate from DTs are estimated to range from 1-5% of cases. Death can happen during alcohol withdrawal, and this is one of the most important reasons why at Daylight Detox & Recovery’s Alcohol Detox Program we believe in medically supervised care during this trying time.

These are some alcohol withdrawal symptoms that typically occur within 6-12 hours of last consumption:

  • Mild anxiety
  • Shaky hands
  • Sweating
  • Headaches
  • Vomiting

Alcohol withdrawal symptoms between 12-24 hours after they stop drinking:

  • Visual, auditory, or tactile hallucinations-these usually end within 48 hours

Alcohol withdrawal symptoms between 24-48 hours after:

  • Disorientation, confusion, and severe anxiety
  • DTs (delirium tremens)
  • Hallucinations (primarily visual) which cannot be distinguished from reality
  • Profuse sweating
  • Seizures
  • High blood pressure
  • Racing and irregular heartbeat
  • Severe tremors
  • Low-grade fever
  • These usually peak at around 5 days

At Daylight Detox, we try our best to ensure that the withdrawals symptoms are addressed and clients are kept as comfortable as possible.

Alcohol Detox Programs Near Me Options

Daylight Detox & Recovery Center strives to provide each and every client with a customized treatment plan, our number one priority is the safety and comfort of our clients. We do our best to ensure that the withdrawals symptoms are addressed and clients are kept as comfortable as possible. Our customized treatment plans are because we understand each client is different and we meet our clients right where they are in their journey into recovery.

All of our detoxification processes for alcohol involves a medicated detox process. In order to keep our clients comfortable, we provide other medications to reduce nausea and help our clients sleep through the evening.

Several medications can be administered during the detox phase. The use of these medications are for calming the central nervous system, blocking the high cravings that may be experienced during detox, and to help the client sleep.

Our alcohol detox process is designed to be a safe and comfortable, effective step on your road to full recovery from addiction. By helping you eliminate your physical dependence on the substance, we know that we are setting you on the road to successful rehabilitation and recovery, which will lead you in the direction of an alcohol-free life. We give our clients the tools needed in order to live a sober life post treatment, so integration back into society is successful.

If you are looking to detox from alcohol, call Daylight now at (888) 708-2602, we can help you battle back from addiction.