Alcohol Detox Treatment Center for Residents of Norfolk, VA 

Making the decision to conquer your addiction to alcohol is a decision that you will not soon regret. It’s one that is undeniably life-changing and can help you to be a better person both physically and psychologically. However, it would be impossible for you to meaningfully commit to a recovery plan if you are still feeling the influences of alcohol or the withdrawal symptoms that you are sure to experience within just hours from the time that you take your last drink. This is one of the leading reasons why it’s important for you to commit to an alcohol detox program before you start your rehab program. 

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? 

As one of the best treatment facilities in the country, our focus is on providing our clients with the immediate care that they need. This is one of the reasons why we have partnered with numerous detox facilities throughout the country to ensure that you can begin detox immediately. In order to get you this immediate care, it’s imperative that you are transparent regarding the extent of your addiction when you initially reach out to our intake team. From there, we will work quickly to set you up with a detox plan. In most cases, we are able to arrange a plan for detox within 24 hours from the time that you reach out to us. We collaborate with nothing but top-rated detox facilities so you can rest assured that you will always receive nothing short of the quality care that you need during this pivotal time in your recovery. 



How Long Does Alcohol Detox Last? 

In most cases, you will need to spend at least one week in alcohol detox. However, there are several factors that may come into play when it comes to this approximate timeframe. For instance, if you have an addiction that is severe or has lasted a period of years, then it’s possible that you could experience more intense withdrawal symptoms. You will experience the worst of your withdrawal symptoms during the first 72 hours of your time in detox, however, toward the end of your time in your withdrawal program, you will begin to feel more like yourself. 

What to Expect During Alcohol Detox 

Your time in alcohol detox may be difficult at times. It’s impossible to predict exactly which withdrawal symptoms you will experience during the time that you’re in detox. Most people struggle with a mixture of symptoms including nausea, headaches, tremors, anxiety, and, in extreme cases, seizures. Due to the unpredictability of your withdrawal symptoms, it’s critical that you never try to go through the detox process by yourself. Although you may feel like you would be more comfortable at home, the reality is that unless you are under the care of trained addiction experts, you could put yourself in a potentially fatal position. The safest thing that you can do is trust an experienced team of detox professionals during this period of time. 

What Happens After Alcohol Detox? 

It’s important to note that while you will experience the worst of your withdrawal symptoms during your initial week of sobriety, it’s possible that you may still experience mild withdrawal symptoms as you continue on in your recovery journey. In fact, it may be weeks, months, or years into your sobriety when you experience a mild form of withdrawal symptoms. This type of condition is known as post-acute withdrawal syndrome. However, when you transition into a comprehensive recovery program, you will learn what steps you need to take to work through what you’re experiencing. 

Once you complete your alcohol detox program, you will be in a much better place both physically and psychologically to work through the different events and traumas in your life that may have contributed to your addiction. A key decision that you will need to make is whether you’re going to work through a partial hospitalization program or an outpatient program. 

If you feel as though you’re in an environment that does not support your efforts in sobriety, then you may want to consider committing to a partial hospitalization program. A PHP rehab in Norfolk is similar to a detox program in the sense that you will still be able to enjoy the around-the-clock care and support from your treatment in the same way that you did during detox. At The Source, we offer our clients access to beautiful single-family residences which are nearby the incredible Fort Lauderdale beach. You will need to commit to a minimum of 25 hours per week in therapy, however, you will have the downtime that you need to process your day as well as your time in treatment. 

However, if you have full-time or even part-time work or school responsibilities, it may be impossible for you to commit to a partial hospitalization program. This is one of the reasons why we offer an intensive outpatient and a general outpatient program. The difference between these two treatment options is the hourly commitment that you will need to make to treatment each week. An intensive outpatient program comes with a weekly commitment of nine hours per week whereas a general outpatient program requires a minimum of four hours per week. Three of those hours will be spent participating in group therapy while the remaining hour is dedicated to individual therapy. Your treatment team will continuously check in with you to ensure that you’re on the right path when it comes to your overall recovery. If any changes need to be made to your treatment plan, we can make them at any time. 

To learn more about the treatment programs that we offer at The Source Treatment Center, we encourage you to get in touch with our intake team. Our intake team is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week so you can reach out to us at any time to begin your journey. Please, get in touch with us today at (800) 204-1818.

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