What is Alcohol Detox Like?

When you’re ready to move past the hold that alcohol has over your life, it’s essential that you reach out to a team of caring addiction experts for help. If you’re still in active addiction, it’s critical that you take time to remove the physical influence of alcohol from your body before continuing further into healing the root causes of addictive behaviors. For many people, enrolling in an alcohol detox program is the first step on their journey to recovery.

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.

When you’re in active addiction, it’s impossible to stop drinking suddenly without experiencing any effects of withdrawal. An alcohol detox program will allow you to go through the withdrawal process under the care of trained medical professionals.  This is important because it’s always possible that mild withdrawal symptoms can become severe.

The Source works with a number of trusted detox facilities throughout the country. If you are in need of a detox program, we will work with you to assess your needs and locate a facility that works best for you. From there, you will be able to transition into one of the recovery programs we offer.

How Long Does Alcohol Detox Last?

It’s important to remember that your addiction to alcohol did not develop overnight. Therefore, it may take you a while to start to feel better once you are no longer drinking. Alcohol withdrawal symptoms typically set in within a few hours of the last time you consumed a drink. Although the timeframe for how long you will experience your withdrawal symptoms does vary, most patients will need to spend anywhere from five days to a week in detox.

In most cases, alcohol withdrawal symptoms are at their most severe point roughly 72 hours after you consumed your last drink. Keep in mind that it’s important that you try to communicate what you are feeling as much as possible to the medical professionals around you so that they can accommodate your physical needs.

What to Expect During Alcohol Detox?

At The Source, we recognize that every client is different. Therefore, what you may experience or feel in detox may be different from that of another client. Overall, however, the majority of clients report that they feel generally sick during their time in detox. It’s not uncommon for clients to feel nauseous, anxious as well as an increase in their heart rate.

In more serious cases, a client may experience delirium tremens. For example, if you have a long history of severe addiction, it’s possible that you may suffer from hallucinations, paranoia or even seizures. These symptoms may be worse in clients that may have been under the influence of other drugs or have abnormal liver functions.

If you have concerns about going to detox or you have more questions about what you will experience, a member of our team will always speak with you at length when you first call in. Our goal is to ensure that you feel 100% comfortable and confident in the plan that we will help you put together.

What Happens After Alcohol Detox?

Once your withdrawal symptoms have begun to subside, you can then start to focus on putting together a comprehensive plan that will help you to address your addiction. We offer a variety of different program options that will help you begin to recover from your addiction. One example is our partial hospitalization program. This program can be particularly beneficial for clients that have gone through a detox program because it provides you with around the clock care while you begin to work through your recovery.

Clients that decide to enroll in our partial hospitalization program, also known as PHP will have the chance to participate in various forms of therapy so that he or she can address certain traumas in their life that may have triggered their addiction. The Source offers a mix of therapy options including alternative forms of therapy such as eye movement desensitization and reprocessing and rapid resolution therapy as well as traditional forms of therapy including individual and group therapy sessions. Clients that take advantage of our PHP rehab in Fort Lauderdale will participate in a minimum of 25 hours per week. If you decide to take advantage of our PHP with housing program, you will also have the benefit of relaxing in luxurious accommodations.

Another program option that we have is our intensive outpatient program, also referred to as IOP. Clients that decide to work through an intensive outpatient program will receive a minimum of nine hours of therapeutic care a week. An IOP is well-suited for clients that have already worked through a PHP as well as clients that are ready to take a more comprehensive look into the issues that may have contributed to your addiction.

Do you recognize that you are struggling with addiction but due to personal or professional responsibilities, you are unable to make a commitment toward a PHP or an IOP? Have you recently finished a PHP or an IOP and you would like to continue your treatment? To continue in your recovery through The Source, our outpatient program is a perfect solution. Clients that decide to work through our outpatient program will receive at least three hours of group therapy each week as well as one hour of individual therapy. An outpatient program can last anywhere from a few weeks to a few months so we will continue to reassess your recovery as you progress in your program.

When you’re ready to overcome your addiction to alcohol, The Source team is here to help you. A member of our staff is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help you begin your journey. Within 24 hours of the first time that you reached out to us, we will have everything in place for you to start a detox and recovery program. Please give us a call today at (800) 204-0418 .