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Recovery Unplugged Nashville
Recovery Unplugged Nashville
Recovery Unplugged Nashville


Alcohol addiction and substance abuse can firmly grasp a person physically and mentally. After long-term or severe alcohol addiction, the biggest challenge to stopping drinking is the withdrawal symptoms during the detox period. Alcohol withdrawal symptoms can be extremely uncomfortable, which causes many to relapse quickly to end those symptoms. Withdrawals from alcohol also have the potential to be dangerous and life-threatening. Alcohol detox is not as simple as having the willpower to stop on your own. It is likely to require addiction treatment help from an addiction treatment center.

At Recovery Unplugged in Nashville, TN, our alcohol detox program has helped many to stop drinking comfortably and safely. The best alcohol detox program will give you the support and guidance necessary to complete the withdrawal process successfully. A medical detox treatment at an alcohol rehab center is your best chance to take control of your alcohol addiction.

Our medication-assisted treatment for alcohol detox includes around-the-clock supervision and care to ease withdrawal symptoms, reduce cravings, and provide emotional support during this challenging phase of recovery. Medical professionals will be able to administer FDA-approved medications that are used for alcohol withdrawal symptoms and also to avoid any of the more dangerous symptoms. Recovery Unplugged's residential inpatient drug rehab at our Nashville, TN location includes comfortably and beautifully appointed client residences, with the option of VIP suites for those who would like extra privacy during their stay.

Recovery Unplugged also offers a full continuum of care to treat the underlying causes of alcohol and drug addiction, including inpatient alcohol rehab, outpatient alcohol rehab, intensive outpatient program (IOP), partial hospitalization program (PHP), and virtual/telehealth alcohol rehab. After you have completed alcohol detox, whether with us, from another treatment provider, or at home under a doctor's care and guidance, you can take part in one of our top-rated alcohol rehab programs. Your individualized treatment plans will include various behavioral therapies, support groups, individual therapy, medication-assisted treatment, and our one-of-a-kind music-assisted treatment.

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Alcohol detox is an essential first step to recovery from alcohol addiction. It is intended to help your body rid itself of all toxic substances and be able to function normally without alcohol. Withdrawal symptoms usually last about a week but can be longer if the addiction is more severe.

Attempting alcohol detox on your own can be very difficult, uncomfortable, and at times fatal. However, by participating in a medical detox program at an alcohol rehab like Recovery Unplugged, a team of specialists can monitor your vitals and administer appropriate medications to keep you safe and ease withdrawal symptoms.

Alcohol detox can be easier and more comfortable than attempting it alone. Withdrawals from alcohol can make you feel so sick you may have difficulty taking care of your personal needs, such as feeding yourself and cleaning up after yourself. Alcohol detox at Recovery Unplugged's Nashville location includes chef-prepared meals and support professionals to help you through the most demanding stage of addiction recovery. You can also give your loved one's peace of mind that you are well taken care of. Individuals undergoing drug and alcohol detox do better when they have caring, supportive people helping them through the process.

After your alcohol detox is complete, you can easily transfer into one of our addiction treatment programs, including inpatient treatment, intensive outpatient programs, partial hospitalization programs, or telehealth/virtual rehab. Our addiction specialists can help you go through each program and help you determine which course of treatment would be best suited for you. It is important to continue with alcohol rehab to treat the underlying causes of addiction and give you the best chance for long-term sobriety.

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Upon checking into alcohol detox at Recovery Unplugged in Nashville, TN, our team of medical professionals will give you a physical and psychological evaluation so they can create a personalized treatment detox plan for you. During inpatient alcohol detox, this same team of doctors and nurses will monitor your vitals to ensure your safety and administer FDA-approved medications when needed to ease symptoms. These medications can also balance your brain chemicals and nervous system that has relied on alcohol to feel normal. Other medications can help reduce the intense cravings for alcohol you may feel.

Some of the medications used in alcohol detox include benzodiazepines to reduce anxiety and the likelihood of seizures; Topamax to reduce cravings; over-the-counter nausea medications; intravenous fluids to counteract dehydration; and even nutritional support, such as thiamine, folic acid, and magnesium to correct the nutrient deficiency and reduce some withdrawal symptoms. You will likely start with individual therapy, such as cognitive behavioral therapy, during this stage and some group therapy to help support you psychologically and emotionally.


Alcohol detox length varies from person to person. Several factors play a role in how long your medical detox will be, including the severity of your alcohol addiction, how long your addiction has been going on, and if there are any other co-occurring disorders. Alcohol detox in Nashville, TN, can last seven to 10 days, but it could be longer.

  • Withdrawal symptoms start within hours after your last drink. Generally, the alcohol withdrawal timeline may look like this:
  • 6 to 12 hours after your last drink: early withdrawal starts with mild symptoms, including anxiety, headache, slight tremors, insomnia, and stomach upset.
  • Within 24 hours: you may start with auditory, tactile, or visual hallucinations.

Between 24 to 72 hours: most symptoms have peaked, and you will start to feel better soon. Mild symptoms can persist for weeks after. During this time, seizure risk is at its highest. Delirium tremens may appear 48 to 72 hours after your last drink.


When you consume alcohol, it triggers dopamine and serotonin release in the reward system of the brain. The brain links these positive feelings to drinking and causes you to crave more of it. Over time with continued use, the brain depends on alcohol to release these chemicals, so when you stop drinking, the depletion of these neurochemicals causes several withdrawal symptoms. When you stop using alcohol, it also causes a hyper-aroused state because alcohol inhibits the biochemical GABA in the brain, which is a sedative and decreases anxiety.

Minor alcohol detox symptoms include:

  • Nausea
  • Insomnia
  • Headaches
  • Sweating
  • Anxiety

More serious withdrawal symptoms from alcohol detox include:

  • Disorientation
  • Tremors
  • Seizures
  • Extreme visual, tactile, and auditory hallucinations
  • In rare cases, Delirium Tremens (DT)

Delirium Tremens is the most dangerous and serious effect of alcohol withdrawal. It is not a common symptom, but there is no way to predict if and when someone will experience it and why medical detox for alcohol addiction is necessary. Symptoms of delirium tremens can range in severity but can include aggression, agitation, irritability, confusion, trembling, nausea, vomiting, hallucinations, impaired consciousness, rapid heartbeat, and seizures.


Acute detox refers to the life-threatening or critical conditions seen in withdrawals. This is usually for those with severe addictions, and for this type of case, a person must be monitored 24 hours a day in an inpatient detox treatment center. There are high risks for fatal side effects from alcohol withdrawal, including respiratory failure, seizures, and delirium tremens. However, our inpatient detox treatment center at Recovery Unplugged has medical personnel who can monitor your vitals, administer appropriate medications, and know what to do in an emergency situation.


Sub-Acute detox refers to those undergoing less severe withdrawals compared to acute detox. The patient does not require around-the-clock care and can be done in an outpatient rehab setting. This could be in an urgent care center, doctor's office, outpatient program, or an inpatient rehab detox treatment center. In some mild cases, detox can be done at home with occasional visits from a doctor. These types of scenarios are better suited for those with mild addictions and are in good health. However, participating in an inpatient alcohol detox can give you better peace of mind.

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Recovery Unplugged is certified through the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), so you know you will participate in one of the best alcohol detox programs in Nashville, TN. We have helped many clients comfortably detox in our addiction treatment center and mental health clinic in Nashville, and participating in our alcohol rehab program allowed them to live long, alcohol-free lives.

Our board-certified medical staff will ensure you go through withdrawals more efficiently and safely in our inpatient medical detox program. While this is an important step in recovery, it is just the beginning. Recovery Unplugged can help you transition into one of our many levels of care of alcohol rehab that is best suited for your addiction and personal needs.

All our levels of care include our unique Music Assisted Treatment, which is our holistic method of helping every client connect with themselves, others, and their recovery journey at a deeper level through the help of music. We have built this program to help clients explore and express their feelings in a way that may have been blocked before. Please reach out to Recovery Unplugged in Nashville, so we can get you started on the road to recovery today.




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