Although you may be mentally ready to overcome your addiction to alcohol, it’s imperative you remember that there will be a physical impact on this decision as well. While overall removing this addiction for your life will be healthier for you in every way, you must first remove the influence of alcohol from your mind and body before you can truly start to focus on your recovery. This is where a comprehensive detox program comes in to play.

As one of the leading addiction treatment facilities, The Source Treatment Center team understands the importance of providing you with the opportunity to detox while knowing that you have a team of medical professionals there to monitor your every withdrawal symptom. We have partnered with various detox facilities around the country to make it easier for you to get to a detox facility quickly and receive the immediate care that you need.

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?

Every alcohol detox facility that we work with will provide you with a relaxing and calming environment so that you can go through the detox process with as little discomfort as possible. We always caution our clients that one of the dangerous aspects of detox is the fact that withdrawal symptoms are unpredictable which is part of what makes them so dangerous. Clients that are going through withdrawal could experience nausea, shakiness, depression, and increase in anxiety and many other more severe symptoms that could be potentially deadly.

We strongly recommend that you never attempt to go through the detox process alone because of the danger associated with the process. Countless clients make the mistake of attempting to navigate detox on their own and end up regretting it in the end because the process was so traumatic.

How Long Does Alcohol Detox Last?

For many people that are struggling with an addiction to alcohol, you will need to spend approximately one week in detox. It’s important not to underestimate how fast your withdrawal symptoms can set in. Within just hours of the last time that you consumed your last drink you will begin to experience withdrawal symptoms. The height of your symptoms will manifest between the first and the third day of detox. However, between the fifth and the seventh day, you will likely begin to feel much better. If you have a severe addiction or one that has lasted for years, then it’s possible that you may need to spend more time in detox.

What to Expect During Alcohol Detox?

Detox, without question, can be a scary aspect of recovery which is why clients may put committing to a plan off because they are worried about what they will experience during this time. Your experience in detox will depend on a variety of factors. We strongly encourage you to be up front and honest regarding the severity of your addiction so that we can coordinate with our detox partners in putting together the best plan for you. Also, there may be certain aspects of detox that are physically and emotionally uncomfortable at times. However, you will have the support of professionals that will be there for you every step of the way.

What Happens After Alcohol Detox?

It’s important to remember that detox is only the first step in your journey toward recovery. Once you’re through the worst of your withdrawal symptoms, we’ll talk to you about your options for treatment. For clients that completed an alcohol detox program, we will strongly recommend that you transition into our partial hospitalization program. The reason for this is that a partial hospitalization program will provide you with the same comprehensive level of care that you experienced during the time that you were in your detox program.

Not only will you have the peace of mind of knowing that you’re under the care of our team around the clock, but you will also be able to relax and heal in one of our luxurious single family residence accommodations. Each of these locations is within close proximity to the beach which means that you can enjoy a beautiful sunrise or sunset at the beginning or end of each day if you wanted to. Also, we will encourage you to take advantage of attending different 12-step meetings in the Fort Lauderdale area. Remember, if there is anything that we can do to make your time with us more successful, just let us know and we will do everything that we can to accommodate.

We realize, however, that our partial hospitalization program is not a viable option for every client which is why we also developed our outpatient programs. For example, our intensive outpatient program gives clients the chance to participate in a minimum of nine hours of treatment each week. However, they will be able to return home at the end of each day to see to personal or professional responsibilities.

If nine hours interferes with your job or school, we also have the option for clients to participate in our general outpatient program. This program requires a commitment of four hours of therapy per week.  The main focus of our general outpatient program is not only to provide you with the guidance regarding overcoming certain traumas in your life but also developing a relapse prevention program that will help to keep you motivated and focused on living life as a sober individual.

When you first reach out to PHP rehab in Philadelphia, we can rest assured that we will do everything that we can to provide you with the holistic support and care that you need during this critical time in your life. A member of our team is available right now to help set you up with a detox plan and facility within 24-hours of the time that you first reach out to us. Don’t live another day with the chaos of addiction. Give us a call at (800) 204-0418 for more information about our treatment options. 


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.