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Alcohol Detox Center

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a pair is happy with their alcohol detox center choiceAlcohol detoxification is an essential first step, a supervised period of cessation of alcohol intake for effective treatment and management of alcohol addiction. Our clinicians and staff members are on duty 24/7 to support our clients through the recovery process. In addition to care for alcohol withdrawal symptoms, our clients are also allowed to support one another and receive education and counseling about their addiction problem and its effective treatment.

One of the benefits of our program is the individualized care and recovery plan we provide to encourage the adjustment to sustained sobriety. Here at New Start Recovery, our alcohol detox center offers a safe and comfortable environment for individuals suffering from alcohol dependency to recover in a tranquil, drug-free setting.

Our Alcohol Detox Center

New Start’s clients begin alcohol detox treatment with an intake process to help the clinical team better understand the needs of the individual. A medical, drug, and alcohol history will be taken, and an assessment of current physical well-being. Clinicians on staff have experience working with alcohol dependency and have acquired skills crucial to understanding where our clients stand in terms of withdrawal symptoms. Alcohol withdrawal is a serious, potentially life-threatening condition that can begin as soon as two hours after the last drink. For individuals who have been drinking heavily for weeks, months, or years, alcohol withdrawal symptoms can rapidly intensify, so it’s important to seek medical attention even when symptoms seem mild at first. Withdrawal symptoms commonly experienced after cessation of alcohol dependence include:
  • Nausea 
  • Vomiting 
  • Mild Anxiety
  • Headaches
  • Sweaty palms
  • Fever
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Rapid heart-rate
  • Confusion
  • Tremors
  • Delirium Tremens or DTs
  • Seizures

What to Expect During Alcohol Detox Treatment

During the first few days without alcohol, someone struggling with an alcohol use disorder or addiction is likely to experience various physical and mental withdrawal symptoms. Since brain chemistry is re-adjusting to functioning without alcohol, individuals can experience significant physical discomfort and psychological strain. We are committed to ensuring a safe and comfortable transition for our clients during this time, so they can begin to focus on identifying and treating the causes for addictive behavior. 

Following the intake process, most clients in our alcohol detox program undergo detoxification from alcohol to stabilize withdrawal symptoms or any medical complications. In some cases, pharmacological assistance may be needed, involving counter-indicative medication to offset withdrawal symptoms. This is also necessary when co-occurring mental health disorders or underlying medical ailments complicated by substance abuse.

Using Medication During Alcohol Detox

Medications such as benzodiazepines, a class of drugs commonly used throughout the alcohol detoxification process, may be prescribed in small amounts in our supervised alcohol detox to help with craving and withdrawal sensations. 

These medications are considered mild tranquilizers and bring short-term relief from problems such as insomnia and anxiety. The drugs in this family also have an anticonvulsant which helps relax the muscles. Taking the first step and seeking help in an alcohol detox program is critical to reducing the significant damage done by substance abuse. 

The continuum of treatment and comprehensive care offered at New Start Detox ensures the ability to surmount the physical aspects of addiction. This achievement will promote the confidence necessary to build the tools essential to successfully engaging in long-term addiction recovery.

Discover How New Start Recovery Can Help

Alcohol addiction is treatable. With the right support, you or a loved one struggling with an alcohol use disorder can heal and recover. For many, the first step is coming to our alcohol detox center. Reach out to us today at 833.433.0448 to learn more.