A major mistake that some people make when they are contemplating an alcohol recovery plan is not taking into consideration first going through an alcohol detox program. The Source team works closely with experienced detox facilities throughout the country. From the moment that you reach out to us, we will begin to put in place a plan for you to first attend a detox program in one of the facilities we work with close to Boynton Beach. Once you complete your alcohol detox treatment near the Boynton Beach area, you can make the decision to come to our Fort Lauderdale location to complete your addiction recovery plan.
If you or a loved one are struggling with addiction, call The Source today. Our treatment specialists are available 24/7 to discuss your options and help you find the perfect solution (800) 204-0418.
What is Alcohol Detox Like?
It’s important to remember that the process of alcohol detox is not something that will necessarily be easy. Within a few hours of the time that you take your last drink, your brain and body will begin to crave alcohol. When your brain realizes that it will no longer consume your drink of choice, your body will begin to experience withdrawal symptoms.
How Long Does Alcohol Detox Last?
For the majority of clients, they will spend approximately a week in detox. The height of your withdrawal symptoms will usually manifest themselves between the second and third day of withdrawal. It’s important to remember that although your detox program will likely end within a week, you may still experience certain symptoms long after you complete your program. For example, you will still experience cravings or shaking at times. However, with the right work toward your recovery, you will learn how to better manage these symptoms.
What to Expect During Alcohol Detox?
During the course of your time in detox, you will primarily focus on removing the influence of alcohol from your system and taking the initial steps toward physically recovering from your addiction. Withdrawal symptoms vary and the severity is usually based on the severity of your addiction. For example, if you have been struggling with an addiction to alcohol for years, there is a stronger possibility that you may experience more severe withdrawal symptoms.
Common examples of withdrawal symptoms can include nausea, an increase in anxiety, shakiness and irritability. In some cases, however, these symptoms can take a potentially deadly turn. Regardless of the type of symptoms that you experience, however, it’s imperative that you never try to go through this process by yourself. When you work with one of our detox partners, you can rest assured that you will always be in experienced hands.
What Happens After Alcohol Detox?
Once you are close to completing your detox program, we will begin to help you make arrangements toward coming to our Fort Lauderdale facility for treatment. If a client needs to first go through a detox program, we will always recommend that we consider that they enroll in our partial hospitalization program. A PHP rehab in Boynton Beach will provide you with the around the clock care that you received when you were at detox. You will participate in approximately 25 hours of therapy per week and have the peace of mind of knowing that you can relax in one of our luxurious accommodations during the time that you are not in therapy.
We understand that some of our clients may not have flexibility of enrolling in a partial hospitalization program because of certain responsibilities, especially after they have just spent a week in detox. For these clients, we offer the opportunity of enrolling in one of our two outpatient programs. The first option is an intensive outpatient program. Our intensive outpatient program requires that our clients complete a minimum of nine hours of therapeutic treatment. The second option is our general outpatient program which requires only four hours of therapy.
Your time in treatment will dive deep into the events in your life that may have triggered your addiction. For some clients, this may revolve around something that happened in their childhood. For example, if you are a victim of physical, emotional or sexual abuse, the lack of processing those emotions may have led to your addiction. Additionally, there are many people that serve as first responders or once served in the military who saw things that they have yet to be able to overcome. When you think about experiencing or witnessing these horrific events, it’s understandable that you will need extra support to work through your emotions. Unfortunately, there are many people that turn to alcohol as a method of self-medicating for one reason or another. We give our clients the opportunity to participate in trauma-based therapy so that you can begin to work through these traumas.
We also utilize more traditional forms of therapy in every treatment plan. For example, group therapy will take up a bulk of your time at The Source. If you have ever been to a 12-step meeting, you will notice that a group therapy session will usually follow the same model. During these sessions you will have the chance to share more about your experiences and listen to the thoughts and opinions of others in your group. It’s an excellent way to begin to develop relationships with other people in your group and begin to build your own system of support. You may even come to find that the connections that you made during your time in treatment may become lifelong friends that you can lean on.
At The Source, we do everything that we can to provide you with the support and the resources that you need to overcome your addiction to alcohol. We work with you on a personal level to help you determine the root cause of your addiction. A member of our team is available around the clock to help you begin your journey toward recovery. Whether you have more questions about our detox or recovery programs or you are ready to make a commitment, we can assist you. Please give us a call today at (800) 204-0418.