What is Alcohol Detox Like?

If you have never had the experience of going through an alcohol detox program, you may feel apprehensive about the process. Active addiction has a way of making you question everyone and everything around you, even if you are trying to transition into living a healthier life. When you first reach out to the staff at The Source Treatment Center and are still in active addiction, we will recommend that you first go through detox before you begin the rest of your treatment program with us.

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.

The Source maintains close connections with a number of excellent detox facilities around the country. Within 24 hours of the time that you first reach out to us, we can coordinate with a detox facility close to your home in or around Miami, so that you can begin that part of your recovery. During detox, you will experience certain withdrawal symptoms as your body begins to remove the physical presence of alcohol. Although detox may be difficult or uncomfortable, it’s necessary so that you can begin to focus on the work that you need to do to achieve your sobriety. Rest assured, going through alcohol detox in a professional medical environment ensures the process is safe and far more comfortable.

How Long Does Alcohol Detox Last?

It’s impossible to predict the exact length of time that you will need to spend in detox. Withdrawal symptoms typically set in within a few hours of the time that you took your last drink. In most cases, these symptoms will lessen in severity within a week with the height of withdrawal taking place anywhere between day two and day three.

When you trust The Source team with your care, we will coordinate with your Miami detox facility so that you can make a smooth and stress-free transition from detox immediately into treatment at The Source. Once you get to detox and are assessed and monitored, we will be able to coordinate with that facility to determine the length of your stay and plan for the future.

What to Expect During Alcohol Detox?

When it comes to detoxing from alcohol, it’s impossible to predict exactly what symptoms you will experience during this stretch of time. The most common symptoms associated with alcohol withdrawal include feeling nauseous and generally sick. Other clients have indicated that they feel as though their anxiety goes through the roof while others have experienced shakiness. By attending a medical alcohol detox program, you have the peace of mind of knowing that you are in the care of experienced individuals that can help you to navigate these symptoms and ensure that these symptoms don’t become severe.  In medical detox, you’ll also be able to receive medications that can significantly lessen the symptoms of withdrawal.  

What Happens After Alcohol Detox?

Once you’re done with your alcohol detox program, you can begin to focus on your treatment plan through The Source.  The Source is located in Fort Lauderdale, just a short drive from Miami. One of the things that we pride ourselves on at The Source is that we work personally with each one of our clients to develop a treatment program that suits their individual needs. We recognize the fact that each client is different and unique in their needs and that recovery can never take a “one size fits all approach”.

One of the first things that we do before you begin your treatment program is to perform a complete psychological and physical evaluation. It’s important that we begin to develop a better understanding of your psychological history so that we can help you put together the best type of treatment program for you. We also want to ensure that you are in good physical health as you begin your journey which is why we also run a full blood panel on you to confirm that your addiction to alcohol did not leave any lingering physical ramifications.

When you’re ready to begin treatment, you will have the option to work through a number of different programs. In many cases, we will recommend that you seriously consider enrolling in our partial hospitalization program especially if you are just completing a detox program. One of the benefits of a partial hospitalization program is that it provides you with the around-the-clock care that you need during this transitional time in your life. You will participate in at least 25 hours of therapy per week. At The Source, we utilize a number of different therapeutic techniques which include traditional forms of counseling such as group therapy and individual therapy as well as more cutting-edge types of therapy that specifically focus on you overcoming trauma.

For clients that are unable to commit to a PHP rehab in Miami, we also offer the option of enrolling in an intensive outpatient program as well as a general outpatient program. Clients that decide to opt into our intensive outpatient program will take part in at least nine hours of therapy per week but have the flexibility to commute to and from their home to our facility. Outpatient clients, on the other hand, will come to The Source for at least four hours a week with three of those hours including participation in group therapy with a minimum of one hour of individual therapy.

We always caution our clients to let us help them make the decision when it comes to the right kind of treatment plan for you. Our team believes that the basis of your addiction likely revolves around traumatic events that you’ve experienced in life. Unfortunately, these experiences as well as your addiction may cloud your understanding of what to expect after you go through the detox process. Although we always leave the final decision up to you when it comes to moving forward with a treatment plan, we are always here to help guide you in making the best possible choices at all times.

The Source team is always available to help you begin the process of enrolling in both a detox as well as an addiction treatment program. A member of our staff is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help you begin the process. There is no time like the present to leave the harmful effects of addiction in your past. Please reach out to us today at (800) 204-0418 to learn more.