Alcohol Detox

What Is Alcohol Detox?

Over the duration of alcohol dependency, the body builds up toxins that keep you feeling like you need alcohol in order to function normally. Detox is the process by which those toxins are removed from the body, and the biological dependency is eradicated. It is the first essential step in the recovery process.

The Detox Process

Alcohol detoxification is different for everyone. The symptoms of withdrawal are dependent upon how long the individual has been addicted to alcohol, and the frequency of use. In the first stage of the detoxification process, it is common to see withdrawal symptoms within the first 12-36 hours after the last drink. The most common physical and psychological symptoms in this stage are as follows:

  •  Insomnia
  • Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
  • Head ache
  • Heart racing
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Muscle soreness
  • Dry mouth
  • Paranoia
  • Anxiety
  • Depression

Depending on the severity of the alcohol addiction, the next phase of detoxification can be more difficult than the first phase. The next phase of withdrawal symptoms usually occurs between 5-10 hours after the last drink, and can last from 2-7 days. The physical and psychological symptoms of the second phase are known to be as follows:

  •  Seizures
  • Chest infections
  • Severe pain in the stomach
  • Body tremors
  • Fever
  • Worsening paranoia
  • Hallucinations
  • Depression

Individuals can experience different levels of these withdrawals. When a patient has completed the alcohol detoxification process, then they are free to move on to the next stage of rehabilitation. Detox is crucial to the recovery process. If you need help finding the best detox centers, call our 24-hour confidential helpline to get free information on how you can take back your life.

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Detox Should Be Medically Monitored

Alcohol can be one of the most dangerous addictions in detox. We highly recommend that you complete your alcohol detox in a medical facility with 24-hour medical supervision. Quality detox facilities have trained professionals available to keep your detox as safe as possible.

Help Finding A Detox Center

Everyone has their own personal preferences when it comes to choosing a detox program. This can make it difficult to find a treatment center that meets all your individual needs. By calling our 24-hour free and confidential hotline, our specialists can help find the best treatment center for you. We only require minimal information about your alcohol addiction, as well as any personal preferences that you might have regarding your future alcohol detox rehabilitation center.

All calls are free and confidential at 1-800-851-0376