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Alcohol Detox Program

Therapist takes notes and talks to client as they start a alcohol detox treatment programAlcohol addiction is one of the most common substance abuse disorders in the world. Because alcohol is socially acceptable, readily available, and legal, many people may not realize they have a problem until it becomes severe.

One of the first steps in treating alcohol addiction is going through detoxification, or “detox” for short. An alcohol detox treatment program removes all traces of alcohol from the body and manages any withdrawal symptoms that may occur. It is a crucial step in recovering from alcohol addiction, as trying to halt alcohol use suddenly can be dangerous and even life-threatening.

Virtue Recovery Chandler’s alcohol detox in Chandler, AZ, understands the importance of a safe and comfortable detoxification process. Our highly trained medical staff provides 24/7 supervision and support to ensure our clients’ safety during this critical stage.

Contact us at 866.788.4745 to discover how our substance abuse treatment programs are designed with long-term success in mind. 

Alcohol Withdrawal’s Effects on the Body

During alcohol detox, the body goes through physical and psychological changes as it adjusts to functioning without alcohol. These changes can cause uncomfortable and sometimes severe withdrawal symptoms. Some common symptoms of alcohol withdrawal include:

  • Nausea
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Tremors
  • Seizures

In rare cases, individuals may experience delirium tremens (DTs), a severe form of alcohol withdrawal with symptoms such as confusion, hallucinations, and fever. In extreme cases, DTs can be fatal, which is why it is essential to have medical supervision during detox.

The duration and severity of withdrawal symptoms vary depending on factors such as the length and intensity of alcohol use, genetics, and overall health. Generally, withdrawal symptoms begin within hours after the last drink and can last for several days or even weeks. Detox for alcohol is the first step in managing these symptoms and safely removing alcohol from the body.

How an Alcohol Detox Treatment Program Works

An alcohol detox treatment program typically follows these steps:

Evaluation

A medical team will assess the individual’s physical and mental health, history of alcohol use, and any co-occurring disorders to create a personalized detox plan.

Stabilization

The individual will stop drinking alcohol and receive medication, therapy, and support to manage withdrawal symptoms.

Transition to Treatment

Once the person has completed detox, they can transition into a comprehensive substance abuse treatment program that addresses the root causes of their addiction. This program may include therapy, counseling, and support groups.

Importance of Medical Supervision

Detoxing from alcohol without medical supervision can be dangerous, even for individuals with milder cases of alcohol addiction. Without proper medical care, withdrawal symptoms can quickly become life-threatening. Additionally, trying to detox alone without support and resources can increase the chances of relapse.

Medical supervision during detox ensures that individuals receive proper care and support to manage symptoms safely. It also provides a smooth transition into a comprehensive treatment program, increasing the chances of long-term recovery.

Our medical team at Virtue Recovery Chandler closely monitors our vital signs, provides medication to manage withdrawal symptoms and offers emotional support throughout the process. Having trained professionals by your side during this critical stage can make all the difference in achieving a successful recovery.

Contact Virtue Recovery Chandler to Start Alcohol Detox Today

Detoxing from alcohol is not easy, but it is a crucial first step in overcoming addiction. At Virtue Recovery Chandler, we aim to make the detox process as comfortable and safe as possible while setting our clients on the path to long-term recovery.

Contact us today at 866.788.4745 to learn more about our individualized substance abuse treatment programs and how we can help you or a loved one start the journey toward lasting recovery.