Alcohol detox is a crucial first step in achieving sobriety and getting back on your feet. When you're at our luxury alcohol treatment facility, your stay will be tailored to suit your needs, with round-the-clock care provided by professional staff with extensive experience supporting individuals who want to leave addiction behind.
At our luxury alcohol treatment facility, you'll receive high-end treatment for your addiction to help ensure the most excellent chance of a positive outcome in your recovery process. Residential care with access to our expert therapists and support staff will mean that once you leave our alcohol detox, you're fully equipped with the tools and techniques for a long-term life free from alcohol abuse!
Many people trying to quit drinking alcohol are extremely afraid of the alcohol withdrawal symptoms. However, most of these symptoms are treatable with medication and medical care when detoxing from alcohol in a luxury alcohol detox facility like Wish Recovery. We ensure the safety of every patient. This first step down the road to sobriety can be a bit rough, but you will find your life much more enjoyable and meaningful when you make it through.
Detoxification of Alcohol Is Essential
The first step in recovery from alcoholism is to go through detoxification. All of the alcohol in your system is flushed out during this period. Withdrawal symptoms usually fade 1-2 weeks after beginning; however, this may take longer depending on the severity of the alcohol use disorder (AUD). Your healing will go faster if you have a solid foundation to build on other parts of your well-being.
After months or years of drinking, your body becomes dependent on alcohol's depressive effects. Alcohol dependence occurs when your brain no longer produces specific chemicals that it absorbs from the substance. That's why your body needs time to adapt after quitting drinking. Because of this, withdrawal symptoms like headaches and fevers are triggered.
Even though alcoholism has very mild consequences for some individuals, others may be in excruciating discomfort due to it. Because withdrawal symptoms may alter rapidly and severely, it is essential to detox under the supervision of medical specialists. Medical specialists at a rehabilitation center might prescribe several drugs to cope with pain. This helps you to concentrate on your recovery and progress.
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Withdrawal and Possible Symptoms During Alcohol Detox
It is possible to have minor to life-threatening withdrawal symptoms during the alcohol detox phase. Alcohol withdrawal symptoms are often influenced by how long and severe your alcohol use disorder has been (or is). Those who have suffered from excessive drinking for an extended period are more prone to have severe withdrawal symptoms like seizures or delirium tremens.
Even though it is rare, delirium tremens are the most dangerous complication of alcohol detoxification. It may begin within two to five days after your last alcoholic beverage, which can be fatal. However, only 5% of people who stop drinking experience this.
A medical expert should be present during alcohol detox because of the severity of specific withdrawal symptoms. Those with a history of lung or heart problems, or other medical concerns, should be extra cautious since withdrawal symptoms might intensify rapidly.
While at Wish Recovery, a monitoring system will be in place to ensure your condition does not deteriorate. You’ll be encouraged to discuss the symptoms you experience and any discomfort you may feel during detox with the medical professionals looking after you. They can use your self-reports to figure out or modify treatment.
Two hours after your last drink, you may experience alcohol withdrawal symptoms. Some moderate symptoms may last for several weeks or even a year, although the most bothersome symptoms typically subside within one week. While it is hard to forecast the exact timing or severity of withdrawal symptoms, there is a general outline of what to expect from the process.
Six to 12 hours
The symptoms of alcohol detox become increasingly prominent over time. Early withdrawal symptoms include headaches, anxiety, tremors, nausea, and irritability.
As you end your first 24-hour detox cycle, symptoms may worsen. Seizures, hand tremors, and disorientation are unpleasant after the first 12 hours of detox.
Just as on the first day, the most severe withdrawal symptoms will persist into the second. During this phase of alcohol detoxification, you may encounter hallucinations and panic attacks.
Three to seven days
Various withdrawal symptoms are likely to characterize your first week of detox. Within this window, the life-threatening condition known as delirium tremens may manifest.
After the first week
After the first week of detoxification, many withdrawal symptoms will subside. Most symptoms are minimal and can be treated with over-the-counter drugs.
Some individuals may experience post-acute withdrawal syndrome (PAWS) even after the most severe withdrawal symptoms have faded. Symptoms include anxiety, low energy, sleeping difficulties, and delayed reflexes, which may persist for months or even years.
A New Life Awaits You
Our doctors and specialists will be alongside you as you detox from alcohol. After detox at our luxury inpatient rehab, they’ll help you identify the underlying causes of your addiction. You will also learn how certain habits and other issues may be feeding into your cravings for alcohol so that by working on them, you can start living a fulfilling life—without needing to turn to excessive drinking. In addition, our expert team will work with you to decide the best course of action for continuing your recovery and ensuring long-lasting sobriety.
Contact Wish Recovery today if you’re ready to get started on the road to recovery.