Alcohol Treatment

Alcohol Detox Like?

In order to recover from alcoholism and reach sobriety, you have to quit for good. The first step in this process is detox. Usually this entails a period of time designated to help you overcome some of the more difficult symptoms that come with withdrawal. Alcohol is one of the hardest substances to withdraw from; in fact, without proper treatment, if you have a particularly bad alcohol addiction, it can be life-threatening. This is why completing your detox at an alcohol detox center is particularly important. At Blue River Rehab Centers, our medical team is present and monitors you 24/7 until the detox symptoms subside.

Alcohol detox is different for everyone. For some, detox can take 1-2 weeks, but for others, it may only take 24-72 hours. The side effects of alcohol detox are split between short and long-term side effects. It’s defined in this way because the symptoms you feel within the first twenty-four hours are much different than the symptoms you might experience between two and three days. Symptoms of alcohol withdrawal during the first twenty-four hours might include:

  • Shaky hands
  • Sweating
  • Mild anxiety
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Headache
  • Insomnia

Once you’ve passed the 24 hour mark, you might experience new or more intense symptoms. To manage these symptoms, it’s important to have medical help. The symptoms could include:

  • Confusion
  • Disorientation
  • Anxiety
  • Hallucinations
  • Profuse sweating
  • Seizures
  • High blood pressure
  • Racing and irregular heartbeat
  • Tremors

These symptoms can have serious implications on your health if you don’t know what you’re doing. Make sure you find the help of a medical professional if you’re thinking of quitting alcohol for good.

Types of Alcohol Detox 

Like treatment, there are inpatient and outpatient alcohol detox options. When it comes to alcohol detox centers, it’s important to find what you need before enlisting. Many detox and rehab centers will only focus on one type of alcohol detox, so it’s important to choose wisely.

Outpatient alcohol detox is popular for a variety of reasons, most important of which is the ability to return home afterwards, and not participate in any kind of rehab. While this may be convenient for those who have responsibilities they can’t leave behind for 30 days or more, it does come with some downsides. Returning home at night can easily trigger your drinking, since you’ll be right back in the same environment you were in prior to starting treatment – an environment that most likely played a major role in developing your addiction.

The other type of treatment is inpatient alcohol detox. This is the most common type of detox used in alcohol detox centers. This is because it’s the safest way to quit drinking for good and start your recovery off right. What makes inpatient alcohol detox different is that once you’re done with detox, you’ll continue into rehab. During your stay there, you will also receive constant medical attention, along with therapy and other forms of addiction care. This allows you to totally remove yourself from alcohol for 30 days or more while you learn about your alcohol addiction, and more importantly, yourself.

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Individualized Treatment Plans

Our staff offers treatment plans that are completely designed for your substance abuse history.

Our medical and complementary therapies to ease discomfort, anxiety and insomnia. Alcoholism treatment helps clients address the underlying issues that contributed to their drinking problem and teaches them new, healthy coping skills.

While the alcohol addiction treatment experience will be different for each client because we customize the detox, therapeutic plan, and ancillary treatments to meet the specific needs of each client, all treatment programs at Blue River include individual therapy, group therapy, family involvement, and complementary therapies for specific underlying issues. We can treat most co-occurring issues and will bring in specialty clinicians if needed for an issue or diagnosis. Upon leaving Blue River, our alumni services help clients stay connected and feel supported in recovery.

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