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Why Do You Need an Alcohol Detox Center?
Suppose you’re tired of waking up to the shakes. You haven’t enjoyed—really enjoyed—a drink in a long time. You wish you could quit, but you realize that you have an alcohol problem. In cases like this, it’s time to seek professional help.
It’s tempting to empty all of your bottles, sit back, and wait for the withdrawal to hit. But some of the signs of alcohol withdrawal can be discomforting and even dangerous, such as:
- Nausea and vomiting
However, the primary danger of alcohol withdrawal is delirium tremens (DTs), which is a severe form of withdrawal that can occur in chronic, long-term drinkers. The symptoms of DTs include high blood pressure and fever as well as confusion, insomnia, agitation, and hallucinations.
Without the proper medical attention and supervision, alcohol detox can be incredibly dangerous. That’s why it’s recommended that detoxing from alcohol should happen under the care of medical experts. An addiction treatment professional at an alcohol detox center can supervise your progress and provide support so you can avoid relapsing.
What to Expect from an Alcohol Detox Program
Alcohol detox center programs factor in the risks that a drinking problem presents. Medical staff specialists know that clients might experience hallucinations and seizures. Besides that, they recognize signs of possible malnutrition and dehydration. They can frequently see these problems arising before you do.
Therefore, withdrawing from the drug at the alcohol detox center is safer than doing it at home. Similarly, it’s also more effective. Several medications take the edge off cravings. Possible care approaches include:
- Medication-assisted treatment (MAT)
- Intravenous (IV) therapy
- One-on-one talk therapy
- Anger management group therapy
You can also expect addiction education, as this will give you tools to help you understand what your body is going through. However, some detox centers leave this approach to further addiction treatment, such as an inpatient or outpatient rehab program.
What to Expect from an Alcohol Rehab Program
Promises Behavioral Health is an alcohol detox center that offers residential treatment for alcoholism as well. Other facilities may provide one or the other care option. Here, you have access to both. Therefore, you seamlessly move from the alcohol detox center programs to clinical care or rehab.
During alcohol rehab, you understand why you developed the drinking problem. Even though you’re no longer waking up to withdrawal symptoms, this process is still essential. There’s still a psychological dependency you need to conquer. Therefore, spending time in rehab after your stay at the alcohol detox center is crucial. Typical treatments include:
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
- Family therapy
- Couples counseling
- Equine-assisted therapy
- Art therapy
- Trauma treatment
When you’re ready to graduate from the rehab program, you move on to aftercare.
What Happens After Detox and Addiction Treatment?
Peer support and accountability work well to prevent early relapse. Of course, before you can join a 12-step group, you have to quit drinking. That’s where the Promises Behavioral Health alcohol detox center has your back. Furthermore, because addiction and mental health are often interrelated, we also provide dual diagnosis treatment programs. Our treatment programs include the following:
- Depression treatment
- Anxiety treatment
- Bipolar disorder treatment
- Trauma treatment
- Eating disorder treatment
These programs address both concerns simultaneously, giving you the best chance for recovery.