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Alcohol Detox: The Right Way to Deal with Alcohol Withdrawal

Editor Dan Schimmel, LCSW, CAP
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Alcoholism is a disease and it should be treated as such. While you can withdrawal from alcohol at home, you will be starting off on your recovery determined but not fully prepared. This can easily result in failure, repeating the cycle of alcohol abuse. If you are ready to kick alcohol to the curb then Alcohol Detox is the right way to deal with alcohol withdrawal.

The Fears of Alcohol Withdrawal

Alcohol withdrawal is scary. The symptoms of withdrawal can be painful, almost flu like, knocking you down and overwhelming you. The cravings can get so out of control that you feel as if the only way you can find relief is to drink more alcohol.

You do not need to fear alcohol withdrawal any longer. When entering into an alcohol detox facility you will be able to work through withdrawal in a safe, relaxing and therapeutic environment.

Cleansing Your Body

Alcohol detox is the process in which your body is cleansed of the chemicals and toxins related to alcohol abuse. You will receive 24-7 supportive care from highly trained Doctors and Chemical Dependency Specialist, some of which have been in a similar situation as yours.

Medical Detox

You will enter into the withdrawal period prepared. A benzodiazepine prescription medication can be given to ease symptoms of withdrawal, control cravings and deter you from using alcohol. You will be able to focus on working through your physical addiction to alcohol in a comfortable state of mind, not overwhelmed by withdrawal.

Rapid Detox

If your alcohol withdrawal is a risk to your health and safety your Doctor may want you to go through a rapid detoxification process. This will require a stay within an hospitals ICU. There you will be sedated and your body will be cleansed of the chemicals and toxins related to alcohol through a rapid treatment approach. You will be monitored closely by Doctors and Staff to ensure your health and safety during this time. When you are over the dangers of withdrawal you will be woken and returned to the rehab facility to continue on with your treatment.

Regain Control of Your Life

You can regain control of your life by starting your treatment with alcohol detox. Rather than going at it alone, the right way to deal with alcohol withdrawal starts with a detoxification program. You will be able to work through your physical addiction to alcohol are prepare for the remainder of your treatment.

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