Alcohol Detox Programs

alcohol detox programs

If you are looking for alcohol detox programs that work, you have come to the best place. You or a loved one may be experiencing the negative effects of drinking and need help but not sure where to start. Many individuals who suffer from alcohol use disorders (AUD) and are apprehensive about quitting due to the uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms. The first step to recovery from an AUD is medical detox.

Why are alcohol detox programs so vital?

Alcohol detox programs are the first step to the treatment of alcohol use disorders. During medical detox, alcohol is completely flushed from your body. Withdrawal symptoms are alleviated within the first few days during detox. Detox could take longer depending on the severity of your AUD. After the detox process, you will be ready to focus on the important aspects of recovery. The recovery process includes activities, such as:

  • Group therapy
  • Counseling sessions
  • Cognitive behavior therapy
  • Art therapy
  • Relapse prevention program

How do I know if I need an alcohol detox treatment?

Mild symptoms will usually show up within 6 hours of your last drink.

  • Anxiety
  • Headache
  • High body temperature
  • Insomnia
  • Nausea
  • Paranoia
  • Shaky hands
  • Sweating
  • Vomiting

After about 12 to 72 hours after your last drink, severe symptoms may arise, such as:

  • Confusion
  • Delirium tremens
  • Fever
  • Hallucinations
  • Heavy sweating
  • Racing heart
  • Seizures

Once the withdrawals are alleviated, we will prescribe medication to reduce the likelihood of relapse, such as:

  • Antabuse – this medication can reduce cravings and makes a person feel nauseous if they try to drink on it
  • Naltrexone – reduces cravings for alcohol and helps maintain sobriety by blocking “feel-good” receptors in the body.

Book an appointment at ARCA rehabs and our ARCA rehab professionals will discuss the options of detox and treatments.

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