Prolonged and untreated alcohol abuse can permanently alter the brain’s chemistry and make patients crave alcohol to the detriment of anything else in their lives, including their careers, families and romantic relationships. It can also lead to permanent physical harm, such as heart disease or liver failure. Alcohol abuse requires detox as the first part of the treatment process. Alcohol detox helps patients purge the chemicals in their system that have built up from excessive drinking. Recovery Unplugged offers safe, discreet, compassionate alcohol detox to help you or your loved one get clean once and for all. We currently offer alcohol detox in Lake Worth, FL and Austin, TX to help you or your loved one overcome your drinking.
Alcohol dependency is a bona fide medical issue, the same as heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure or any similar condition. It is not likely to go away without the help of a professional. It’s common for people to forget just how much damage alcohol can inflict because of its legal availability. It’s also common to think that they can detox on their own without any professional help. Most individuals suffering from serious alcoholism wind up relapsing after they try to quit “cold turkey”’; the reason for this is that they don’t have access to proper withdrawal management and wind up succumbing to their symptoms.
At its core, alcohol detox is the process by which patients expel addiction-related chemicals from their bodies. The exact duration of this process will depend upon patients’ progress, but will usually last an average of three days to a week. Alcohol detox will always include some level of withdrawal, which will vary based on the scope and duration of their abuse. Although each patient’s withdrawal period will be different, some of the more common alcohol withdrawal symptoms include:
Tremors and Shaking
Mild to Severe Anxiety
Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhea
Headache and Sensitivity to Light
nsomnia and Sleep Disorders
Some of the more severe alcohol withdrawal symptoms can include seizures, delirium tremens (DTs) and organ malfunction. It’s imperative that the withdrawal process be managed by an experienced and qualified detox-trained physician.
Alcohol detox can be one of the most physically and emotionally arduous ordeals that a person is likely to experience; and it’s critical that they have the right level of clinical care, support and relief to get them through the process. We offer experience and qualified doctors and nurses at out alcohol detox facilities in Austin, TX and Lake Worth, FL. Our medical staff administers a multilateral combination of interventions, such as approved medications and other symptom-relief resources to make the alcohol detox process as easy and comfortable as possible. The acute alcohol detox process typically lasts anywhere from three to seven days, but the withdrawal timeline can vary according to each client’s alcohol abuse history. The process is best managed by an experienced and qualified medical professional. Those who attempt rapid or self-detox from alcohol run a higher risk of relapse.
Recovery Unplugged offers multiple locations at which our clients can receive safe, discreet and medically supervised alcohol detox, including:
Our Lake Worth alcohol detox facility is located in close proximity to the Intracoastal Waterway and offers a serene, warm and comfortable environment for our clients. Staff is comprised of medical professionals who are experts in the pathology of alcohol withdrawal symptoms. Our Lake Worth location provides a full array of treatment resources that allow for a full continuum of care beyond detox.
The staff at our alcohol detox center in Austin provides compassionate and effective relief of withdrawal symptoms while giving clients the guidance and insights they need to stay clean and comfortable in long-term recovery.
Although not all of our facilities offers detox on premises, each Recovery Unplugged location offers coordination with medically supervised withdrawal treatment services as part of our full range of care services. The alcohol detox process is aided by music-based interventions to help clients stay calm and emotionally centered during this emotionally trying process. We leverage the physiological benefits of music to help clients better respond to treatment.