BEST ALCOHOL DETOX PROGRAM IN Austin
TOP-RATED ALCOHOL DETOX PROGRAM IN Austin
Often, people will put off getting help for their alcohol addiction because they are worried about going through the withdrawal process. After a prolonged period of drinking, the body develops a physical dependence and does not know how to function without it. Withdrawal symptoms from alcohol abuse can range from mild to severe, with some being life-threatening. However, alcohol detox programs can help you go through the process easily with the help of medication-assisted treatment. Medical detox ensures you rid your body completely of alcohol without the risk of early relapse, which often happens when attempting to detox at home on your own.
Recovery Unplugged in Austin is an alcohol rehab and detox center which offers comprehensive treatment programs to help any level of alcohol addiction. Our alcohol detox program includes around-the-clock medical care and medication-assisted treatment to greatly reduce withdrawal symptoms and cravings associated with stopping alcohol abuse. We are a Joint Commission-certified rehab facility, the gold standard in rehab centers, so you can trust you will be receiving evidence-based addiction treatment that works.
Our treatment center in Austin, TX goes beyond detox programs. Recovery Unplugged is an addiction rehab center with a full continuum of care, highly skilled staff, and an extensive array of addiction treatments capable of treating any type and severity of addiction for long-term recovery. After you complete alcohol detox, you can easily transition into one of our addiction rehab programs which include inpatient treatment, intensive outpatient program (IOP), partial hospitalization program (PHP), outpatient rehab, and virtual intensive outpatient program (Virtual IOP). We also offer dual diagnosis and mental health treatment for co-occurring disorders.
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WHAT IS ALCOHOL DETOX LIKE?
Although alcohol withdrawal can be difficult, with the Recovery Unplugged Austin detox program, you can go through the process with ease and support. When you check into alcohol detox, our medical staff will conduct a thorough evaluation of your medical history, alcohol addiction, and mental health to create a personalized treatment plan tailored to your needs. Our treatment facility offers a non-hospital setting with private and semi-private rooms, landscaped grounds, and freshly prepared meals for better comfort during this difficult part of addiction recovery. Alcohol detox at Recovery Unplugged includes 24/7 care from licensed and qualified doctors and nurses who will monitor your vitals around the clock to ensure detox is going as planned. They will administer medication-assisted treatment to ease withdrawal symptoms and cravings, making the process much easier. FDA-approved medications for alcohol withdrawal include Naltrexone, Campral, Benzodiazepines, and anticonvulsants. Medical staff also use over-the-counter medications such as anti-nausea and anti-diarrheal medications.
Alcohol withdrawal is best managed by experienced medical professionals in a detox center. Attempting to detox on your own greatly increases your risk of relapse or experiencing dangerous withdrawal symptoms. Going into withdrawal makes it difficult to take care of your basic needs, such as feeding yourself, keeping properly hydrated, and taking care of personal needs. Medical detox will not only help you feel better and quickly act in the event of a medical emergency, but staff will also ensure your basic needs are well taken care of, helping to put you and your loved ones at ease.
WHAT TO EXPECT DURING DETOX
During alcohol detox, you can expect to stay at our treatment center in Austin during the entire detoxification process, where medical personnel can monitor your health around the clock. Medically supervised alcohol detox will involve medical staff monitoring things like your blood pressure, heart rate, and fluid levels to ensure your detox is progressing well and give you certain medications to keep your vitals in check and an IV drip to help rehydrate you. You can expect to still feel some discomfort during detox. However, your cravings and withdrawal symptoms will be greatly reduced, and more importantly, medications such as benzodiazepines can prevent more dangerous withdrawals such as seizures. You may also expect to participate in some individual therapy and support groups while in alcohol detox meant to assist you emotionally and psychologically. After you have completed alcohol detox, you can transfer into an alcohol rehab program at Recovery Unplugged which will address the psychological and behavioral aspects of addiction and give you the best chance at long-term recovery.
HOW LONG IS DETOX?
Alcohol detox will vary in length for each person. How long detox will last depends on several factors, including the severity and longevity of alcohol addiction. You can expect alcohol withdrawal symptoms to start as early as two hours after your last drink and peak at around day two or three. Most people will go through the entire process within a week. However, in some rare cases, individuals will experience mild, lingering symptoms for weeks or months after, referred to as Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome (PAWS). PAWS can be managed with medication over time. It is difficult to precisely predict how someone’s detox to go, but here is a general timeline of when symptoms will appear:
- 6 to 12 hours after the last drink: mild symptoms such as headaches, anxiety, shaking, irritability, and nausea start to appear and will worsen as time goes on.
- Within 24 hours of beginning detox: symptoms will become increasingly severe, and you may start to experience tactile, auditory, and visual hallucinations, as well as hand tremors, seizures, and disorientation.
- 24 to 72 hours after the last drink: withdrawal symptoms will peak, and soon you will start to feel better. Between 48 to 72 hours into detox, seizure risk is at its highest, and delirium tremens, the most dangerous symptoms associated with alcohol detox, may appear
- 7 to 10 days into detox: most, if not all of your withdrawal symptoms should be gone, and you will feel back to normal.
It is important to note that these are withdrawals you can experience, but they are managed or even eliminated through medication-assisted treatment at Recovery Unplugged. Medical personnel are also on-site 24/7 and can quickly act in the event of a medical emergency.
SYMPTOMS OF ALCOHOL DETOX
Over time alcohol abuse can turn into alcohol dependence and eventually addiction, causing the body to become reliant on alcohol to function properly. Regular alcohol abuse will alter neurotransmitters in the brain, so when you stop drinking, depleted brain chemicals cause withdrawal symptoms. Withdrawals can range from mild to life-threatening and dangerous symptoms are difficult to predict. How long or severe your alcohol addiction has been will play a role in which withdrawal symptoms you will experience and how long it will take to detox. Those who have struggled with alcohol abuse for many years are more likely to experience dangerous withdrawals such as seizures and delirium tremens. Symptoms of alcohol withdrawal can include:
- Nausea and vomiting
- Increased heart rate
- High blood pressure
More severe withdrawals known as Delirium Tremens (DT) will include symptoms such as:
- Extreme agitation
- Extreme confusion
- Tactile hallucinations such as a sense of burning, numbness, or itching
- Auditory and visual hallucinations
- Increased heart rate
- Excessive sweating
- Fast respiration
- High blood pressure
Acute detox is when a person experiences potentially life-threatening withdrawal symptoms. The most severe form of alcohol withdrawal is delirium tremens and requires emergency medical care. Those with long or severe alcohol addictions are at high risk for acute detox and need around-the-clock medical care, such as at a detox center or hospital when attempting to stop drinking. Medical personnel can administer medication-assisted treatment to reduce withdrawals and life-saving medical care in the event of an emergency. Recovery Unplugged Austin is equipped with medical staff, medication, and equipment to ensure each patient’s safety during acute detox.
For those individuals with more mild alcohol addictions, they will experience sub-acute detox. They will still encounter several uncomfortable and at times, painful withdrawals, but they are not life-threatening and do not need around-the-clock monitoring. These individuals can still benefit from medical detox at Recovery Unplugged because medication-assisted treatment, support groups, and individual therapy can make the process much easier. A rehab and detox center can provide a much-needed alcohol-free environment and reduce cravings which many need to successfully detox. You can also easily transition into alcohol rehab with a clear mind and solid foundation for long-term recovery goals.
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WHY CHOOSE RECOVERY UNPLUGGED FOR ALCOHOL DETOX?
Recovery Unplugged Austin offers top-rated addiction programs in the form of evidence-based and holistic therapies. You can safely and easily detox from alcohol in our comfortable, non-hospital setting detox center led by highly qualified doctors and nurses. All levels of care, including alcohol and drug detox at Recovery Unplugged, include our innovative Music Assisted Treatment, our holistic approach that helps clients connect to themselves, others, and their recovery at a deeper level through music. We also offer all levels of care, including inpatient residential treatment, partial hospitalization program, intensive outpatient treatment, and virtual outpatient treatment to meet you anywhere in your addiction and personal needs. Our comprehensive treatment plans will address any underlying causes of addiction and teach several skills and tools that will help you maintain your sobriety for a lifetime. If you have any questions about our alcohol detox program or any other addiction treatment program, please contact us today.