Alcohol Detox

Alcohol detoxification is the first step to sobriety. Detox is the process of clearing the body and bloodstream of any trace of alcohol, while allowing the brain return to a normal equilibrium. Call us 24/7 at (888) 882-9251 to discuss a detox program at a rehabilitation center that fits your specific needs.

According to the US Department of Health and Human Services, there are three steps in detox from alcohol dependence:

  1. Evaluation
    • Identify traces and amount of substance in the blood
    • Diagnose mental illness or behavioral issues (dual diagnosis)
  2. Stabilization
    • With medical supervision, patient is guided through detoxification
    • Medications prescribed as needed
    • Withdrawal symptoms emerge and are treated accordingly
  3. Transition to Rehabilitation
    • Detox deals with physical aspect of addiction, and rehabilitation now deals with the psychological and behavioral affects

Withdrawal is unfortunately a part of detoxification that must be dealt with. For people addicted to cocaine, ecstasy, and marijuana, their symptoms are more emotional. These symptoms can include:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Irritability

However, for alcohol abusers, it is crucial that you do not quit overnight or without the support and supervision of medical professionals at a rehabilitation center. Alcohol dependence withdrawal symptoms can be life threatening, including seizures, heart attack, or stroke. If left untreated, alcohol withdrawal can be deadly. During the first 7-10 days of detox, you will experience physical withdrawal, such as

  • Nausea/Vomiting
  • Muscle tension
  • Headaches
  • Diarrhea
  • Sweating
  • Difficulty breathing

Our goal is for you to begin an alcohol detox in the safest, healthiest way possible at a quality rehabilitation center. Be sure to contact us before starting this recovery process in order to discuss healthy, sustainable options for life long sobriety.


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