Alcohol is the most commonly abused substance in the U.S., with 1 in every 12 adults battling dependence or a substance use issue, according to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence. According to data published in the New England Journal of Medicine, about half of those will experience some form of alcohol withdrawal symptoms when alcohol use is cut down or eliminated. Our Huntington Beach alcohol detox program is designed to help those who are struggling with alcohol abuse.
The goal of our alcohol detox in Huntington Beach is to manage the physical changes that occur in the brain and body after repeated alcohol use while providing the highest degree of comfort and support.
Without medical supervision, a person suffering from alcohol dependency who suddenly discontinues use on their own can experience extremely serious, life-threatening side effects, including:
● Restlessness, irritability, anxiety, and agitation
● Nausea and vomiting
● Tremor (shakiness), elevated heart rate, and increased blood pressure
● Poor concentration and impaired memory and judgment
● Hallucinations (auditory, visual, or tactile)
● Delusions, usually of paranoid or persecutory varieties
● Grand mal seizures
● Delirium, including delirium tremens
Delirium tremens is the most severe form of alcohol withdrawal. It causes a rapid onset of confusion, hallucinations, elevated body temperature, seizures, and cardiovascular collapse.
Delirium tremens is a medical emergency with a high mortality rate, making alcohol detoxification under the care of qualified detoxification medical professionals absolutely essential.
Newsong Recovery’s alcohol detox program is closely supervised by a team of physicians with more than 35 years of experience using the latest evidence-based approaches to manage the symptoms of withdrawal syndrome.
At Newsong Recovery, your detox will begin with a comprehensive assessment to determine the most effective detox protocols based on your alcohol history, medical history, and individual needs. Our physicians will use safe and effective medications to help with the side effects and eliminate risks. While at the same time managing the physical symptoms of withdrawal and improving comfort and stability.
The effects of alcohol are different for everyone. Anyone who has become dependent and then suddenly stops drinking will have a difficult experience while going through withdrawal. However, as to long term effects, it is difficult to predict how each person will be impacted.
Most of our clients complete detox within three to seven days. However, there is no set time frame for detox to be completed. For some, the process will only take hours or days. For others, it may take weeks to completely clear the body of the drug. To create a successful outcome, your detox process will be finely tailored to your own unique, specific needs.
Those who are dependent on alcohol face a hefty challenge. Getting sober isn’t easy, but it is worth it, and with the right help, sustainable recovery is possible.
However, how can you know whether going to a detox center is right for you?
If you are a heavy drinker, after a minimum of 6 hours pass, some alarming symptoms could arise that would indicate possible dependence on this substance.
For example, if you experience tremors, shakes, extreme anxiety, or high body temperature after attempting to stop drinking, it’s possible you could be physically dependent on alcohol. Indeed, if someone’s brain isn’t used to being without a particular substance, they will inevitably experience a withdrawal period.
Certain people are more at risk for a dangerous detox, such as those who have been drinking for years and large amounts. The effects of alcohol on the brain and body are sometimes much graver than we realize. While it is easy to slip into the grips of alcoholism, it isn’t so easy to get out of them. Along with alcohol detoxification comes several risks that require medical oversight for specific individuals who are physically addicted.
Although everybody’s body chemistry is different, any degree of dependence can be risky.
Although legal, alcohol has the potential to negatively affect the brain and central nervous system in intricate ways that only trained professionals can identify and treat.
Newsong’s medically-assisted detoxification services provide just the right amount of structure, safety, and monitoring to make our clients feel protected and at home during the first step on their recovery journey.
Deciding to stop drinking is utterly miraculous, but doing so safely is essential. If not done correctly, detox can prove to be a hazardous process.
Newsong Recovery offers complimentary consultations with our team of board-certified physicians. Our addiction center is fully equipped to help you achieve sobriety. It’s time to stop drinking and begin living again.
To learn more about our comprehensive treatment program and to discuss detox and substance use treatment, call us now.