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Alcohol Detoxification

Written on: May 18th, 2009 By:

Alcohol Detoxification

Anyone whose been drinking alcohol heavily and for a prolonged period of time will go through alcohol detoxification when they quit. The symptoms of alcohol detoxification will vary depending on how much and how long you’ve been drinking. If you just quit drinking after a period of heavy alcohol use, the symptoms can be severe.

Alcohol Detoxification Advice

It’s recommended that before you go through alcohol detoxification, you seek medical or professional advice. SouthCoast Recovery in Dana Point, California, offers both. We have intake coordinators who can answer any questions that you may have about your alcohol use and what you can expect when you stop. There are also medical personnel to help answer your questions and oversee the stages of alcohol detoxification so you are safe and comfortable throughout the process.

Alcohol Detoxification can be Dangerous

Going through alcohol detoxification alone can be dangerous. Alcohol is one of the most dangerous drugs to detox from as it depresses the Central Nervous System (CNS). Removing the alcohol can cause the CNS to react abruptly with hallucinations, severe tremors (DTs) and seizures. For this reason, no one should go through alcohol detoxification without medical supervision. The process can last anywhere from three to 10 days.

Medical detox can make all the difference between life-threatening symptoms and mildly uncomfortable ones. This can make the difference between an extremely painful and even life-threatening detox, and one that is mildly uncomfortable but safe. Oftentimes a mild prescription medication is given to ease your body through the worst of the withdrawal symptoms.

Alcohol Detoxification at SouthCoast Recovery

SouthCoast Recover offers medical support and safe alcohol detoxification with all the comforts of home, including 24 hour care and nutritious meals prepared daily. In addition, the benefits of holistic therapies and herbal remedies may be applied to provide added comfort and relief during the withdrawal process. Don’t suffer through alcohol detoxification alone. For more information, call SouthCoast Recovery and speak to one of our intake coordinators.  Professional assistance is always available.

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