There are many people who mistakenly believe that overcoming an addiction to alcohol is as simple as putting down the bottle and cutting alcohol out of your life completely. However, while this is something that seems easy for any person that has never experienced an addiction before, this is something that can come with several physical and psychological consequences, especially in the first few days of your newfound sobriety. Depending on the severity of your addiction, there is a high likelihood that you will not be able to manage what you’re feeling during this stretch of time which is why you should only ever attempt to go through the detox process if you are in a safe and controlled environment. 

The Source Treatment Center has partnered with numerous detox facilities throughout the United States as a way to help our clients get the immediate care that they need when they are ready to work through a detox program. Once you reach out to our intake team, we will begin to work quickly to find a detox center that is close to your area so that you can begin to receive the care that you need during the detox and withdrawal process as soon as possible. 

What is Alcohol Detox Like? 

Alcohol detox will be different for every person because addiction impacts every person differently. The one constant factor in detox is that you will feel physically and psychologically run down during this process. However, when you work with an experienced detox team, you will have the peace of mind of knowing that you’re working with individuals that will do everything they can to lessen the severe impact that can come along with the detox process. You will be able to relax and heal the way that you need to so that you can make the most out of the next part of the treatment process which is working through a 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.


How Long Does Alcohol Detox Last? 

On average, you will need to spend roughly seven days in alcohol detox. The reason for this is that this stretch of time will ensure that you’re physically and psychologically through the worst of your detox symptoms. You will begin to experience the mild impact of your withdrawal symptoms within just a few hours from the time that you took your last drink. However, withdrawal symptoms will begin to grow in severity as time goes by and you can expect to experience the worst of your withdrawal symptoms within the first three days of treatment. However, toward the end of that week, withdrawal symptoms will begin to diminish and you can start to make plans for the future. 

What to Expect During Alcohol Detox

It’s impossible to predict the exact withdrawal symptoms you will feel during detox. However, it’s likely that you will experience one or a combination of withdrawal symptoms including: 

  • Nausea 
  • Stomach issues 
  • Cravings 
  • Shakiness 
  • Confusion 
  • Fatigue 
  • Dehydration 
  • Depression 
  • Anxiety 
  • Seizures 

Sadly, there have been numerous people that have died during the detox process because they made the decision to try to go through this process on their own. You should never put yourself in this position.  

What Happens After Alcohol Detox? 

After alcohol detox, you will be in a better frame of mind to be able to plan for your overall treatment program. There are several decisions that you will need to make when it comes to your recovery plan. Don’t worry, though. The Source Treatment Center team will be there for you and with you so that these decisions aren’t something that seems so daunting. One of the first decisions that you will need to make is regarding the length of your treatment program. You will have the option to choose whether you are going to work through a short-term program that can last anywhere between 30 and 60 days. If you feel as though you need a longer treatment plan, however, you will have the opportunity to take advantage of a 90-day treatment plan. Remember, you have the opportunity to begin your treatment plan in a shorter 30 or 60-day program and extend your treatment program at any time. 

The next decision that you will have to make is the type of treatment program that you are going to work through. When you decide to work with The Source team, you will have the option to pick from three unique treatment programs: 

Partial Hospitalization Program 

Our PHP rehab in Portsmouth is the most structured program that we offer at The Source. Clients that make the decision to commit to this type of treatment program will have to live in one of our incredible single-family residences which are within close distance to the beautiful Fort Lauderdale beach. You will need to commit to a minimum of 25 hours of therapeutic care each week, however, you will have plenty of time to relax and refresh throughout your day. One of the best features of a partial hospitalization program is the fact that you will have around-the-clock access to our treatment team which is something that can be exceptionally comforting for any person that is new to their sobriety. 

Intensive Outpatient Program 

Many clients use an intensive outpatient program as a step down from a partial hospitalization program while there are many more that start this program straight away. An intensive outpatient program requires that a client spend a minimum of nine hours in therapeutic care each week and provides more flexibility to come and go according to their recovery schedule. 

General outpatient program 

The general outpatient program at The Source is the most flexible treatment option which is why it’s favored among clients that may be going to work or school. You will need to complete a minimum of four hours per week in therapy with a keen focus on relapse prevention. 

When you’re ready to commit to a detox program, The Source Treatment Center team is here to help. Don’t wait another moment to reach out to us and learn more about the detox programs that are available in the Portsmouth area. Please reach out to us today at (800) 204-0418.

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.