Do I need to Detox from Alcohol?

There is a common misconception that alcohol abuse doesn’t involve detoxing.

This might be due to the fact that alcohol is legal, or maybe because it doesn’t sound as life threatening as cocaine and heroin.

do-i-need-to-detox-from-alcoholUltimately people end up wondering “Do I need to detox from alcohol?” For those who are unaware, alcohol ranks with the most dangerous substances of abuse and it does require a detoxing phase.

In fact, detoxing from alcohol will be one of the critical phases needed in order for you to return to a healthy lifestyle. Unfortunately there is no way of sugarcoating the reality of discomfort you might experience during this process, but we can assure you that at The Recovery Way the staff is more than capable of helping you through it.

In our hands you will be safe.

You will receive all the necessary support and professional treatment possible to make your choice of abstinence worth the effort. You might be wondering what the detox process entails and for this reason we have provided an informative outline of what can be expected.

What is Detoxification?

In essence detoxification means cleansing the body. When you stop drinking alcohol, usually with the help of medication like chlordiazepoxide, your body will start to clean up from the inside so-to-speak until all the traces of alcohol have left the system.

What are Some of the Withdrawal Symptoms of Alcohol

Detoxing typically leads to withdrawal symptoms. Keep in mind that your body has adapted to the effects of alcohol and a sudden stop will render a certain shock.

detox-symptoms-fatigueThere are typical symptoms like:

  •  Anxiety
  •  Depression
  •  Irritability
  •  Fatigue
  • Restlessness
  •  Mood Swings

In extreme cases hallucinations and fever can surface, depending on the time and amount of alcohol intake. Medical problems also play a big part within the symptoms and detox phase of treatment. Needless to say, this won’t be easy and utilizing a drug rehab New York like ours will dramatically increase your chances of success.

What Medication can be Taken During Detox Treatment

Once again, prescribed medication will depend on your medical history and your current condition.

Typically a vitamin supplement will be given, especially B1 (thiamine).

This is important because in most cases alcohol replaces a healthy meal, reducing the necessary vitamin intake. Your heart rate, blood pressure, body temperature and the like will be checked constantly to make sure you are safe and secure.

The medicine will be administered through an IV drip which will reduce the effects of the withdrawal symptoms.

However, we treat our clients on an individual basis to ensure the best treatment and it might involve a different approach.

What is Rehabilitation Like After Detox?

As you may know, detoxing is only the first step. Medication can help a great deal in cleaning the body, but it cannot take away the desire.

The strength to stay away from alcohol will depend on you. This is also where the real help begins.

Our clients receive effective psychological support, along with support groups to assist in the fight against alcohol. The Recovery Way will help you in making better choices with much better consequences.

Making the Decision to Get Help

When you make the conscious decision to take control of your life then The Recovery Way will be there to support you in every aspect of the word.

Like mentioned before, the detoxing stage is crucial for success and this can only be achieved when those who help you can be trusted completely.

Getting rid of habit such as alcohol abuse is by no means easy, but we will do our best to make it as comforting as possible.

We have professionals on all fronts to ease your experience and who will help you fight the good fight. The Recovery Way will teach you how to cope in addition to developing your strength to keep fighting.

Make the right decision today and find the better way to live.

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