If you or someone you love has a problem with alcohol, rehab is essential. However, before rehab can begin, there’s one step vital step: detox. Detox is the only route into sobriety and alcohol rehab. So what happens in an alcohol detox and how does it prepare you for alcohol addiction treatment?
What Happens in Detox Before Alcohol Rehab?
Contrary to popular belief, alcohol is one of the most dangerous substances to detox from. This surprises many people because alcohol is legally available in the U.S. However, particularly without medical supervision, the process can be extremely harsh on your body. In fact, some of these symptoms are life-threatening.
Common alcohol withdrawal symptoms include:
- Anxiety, moodiness, agitation, and fear
- Weakness and confusion
- Nausea and headaches
- Sleeplessness and nightmares
- Heart palpitations, sweating, and tremors
- Intense cravings for alcohol
- Tremors, hallucinations, and seizures as part of delirium tremens
People with extreme alcohol addiction sometimes experience severe alcohol withdrawal called delirium tremens. The condition causes disorientation, hallucinations, agitation, and tremors. Commonly symptoms also include increased heartbeat, high blood pressure, fever, sweating, and seizures.
Delirium tremens is the deadly side of alcohol withdrawal. The chance of these symptoms occurring is precisely why you should never go through alcohol withdrawal without the help and supervision of trained addiction professionals.
Factors of Your Alcohol Detox
Alcohol withdrawal is complex. The severity of your symptoms depends upon multiple personal factors. These factors include your age, alcohol history, blood alcohol levels, family background, health condition, and whether you abuse other drugs with alcohol.
The detox you go into will fully assess your health and addiction before detox begins. This provides you with an individualized treatment plan for your safest, most comfortable withdrawal. During this assessment, specialists explore your alcohol use history and your mental health. Specialists ask an array of questions to help determine your detox plan.
Entering a medically monitored detox program like Spring Gardens Recovery in Spring Hill, Florida, provides a solid foundation for alcohol rehab. Your first weeks of sobriety are critical in setting the tone for lasting recovery. Through medically monitored detox, you'll gain strength for rehab so you can focus on important life changes.
In medically monitored detox, our professionals keep you safe from troubling withdrawal symptoms. Your health is routinely checked to safeguard your well-being. Besides protecting your body, our professionals also protect your mental wellness and overall stability.
Before alcohol rehab, your addiction education begins in detox. During early sobriety, you’ll learn about your alcohol abuse to grow in your healthy recovery. By the end of detox, you’ll understand your alcohol problem better and are ready for the challenges and rewards of alcohol rehab. Our two-week stabilization program and residential program provide you with the next steps in your recovery journey.
The Detox and Rehab Services You Need
When it comes to lasting addiction recovery, there’s no skipping detox. Spring Gardens Recovery provides seven to ten-day inpatient detox programs focused on whole person wellness. This means your body, mind, and spirit all go through positive changes during withdrawal.
At Spring Gardens Recovery, we offer several unique addiction treatment therapies to make your experience more comfortable. These include: