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Alcohol Detox

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Detox is an integral part of any treatment program; however, it is often the biggest obstacle to a successful recovery. Patients are often reluctant to enter detox because of the potential physical discomfort of the withdrawal process. They let the fear of pain and illness prevent them from taking this necessary first step toward recovery. Each Behavioral Health of the Palm Beaches facility provides safe, medically supervised, alcohol detox as an absolutely critical phase of treatment.

Safe, Expert, Medical Detox from Alcohol

Our doctors and nurses are trained to provide a full array of symptom relief options, including medication, to make the process as painless and comfortable as possible.

Compassionate Relief of Pain and Illness

Behavioral Health of the Palm Beaches' detox programs diminish the fear and worry associated with entering detox. We do everything in our power to make sure patients stay comfortable, energized, and positive during this crucial stage of the treatment process. Patients are never going to heal until they’ve had a chance to expel the toxins from their body and start rehab with a clean bill of mental health. Unfortunately, getting to this point is often a battle in itself.

Some of the symptoms associated with alcohol withdrawal include, but are not limited to:

  • Intestinal distress
  • Migraine
  • Hallucinations
  • Tremors
  • Heart palpitations
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Insomnia

Take the First Step with a Quality, Reputable Detox Facility

Many fear withdrawal because they’ve only ever tried to get clean on their own and never had the benefit of proper symptom management in a licensed medical detox facility. Behavioral Health of the Palm Beaches offers the most cutting-edge alcohol detox. Patients have the choice of completing every phase of treatment in one centralized location, or traveling to a new location after detox. This will depend upon their program. The detox process usually takes anywhere from five to fourteen days, depending upon how long the patient has been abusing alcohol. Once patients complete detox, they are medically ready to move onto rehab and start the next phase of the healing process.

Alcohol detox is a patient's bridge to a successful recovery. It’s the point at which patients assert their independence and personhood over their addiction. There is no substitute or quick fix for traditional detox; however, our experts guide patients through every step of the process so they feel safe, refreshed and more able to pursue recovery.

If you’re battling alcoholism, or have any questions about our alcohol detox program, please call us at (888) 432-2467.

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Infographic: Alcohol Detox

This infographic begins by describing in detail the 3 stages of alcohol detox according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: evaluation, stabilization, and treatment. This is followed up with an extensive list of the possible symptoms of alcohol withdrawal based upon information from the National Institutes of Health. These include: anxiety, depression, mood swings, insomnia, sweating, nausea, tremors, hallucinations, and seizures, among others. The infographic concludes with a surprising fact from the National Institute on Drug Abuse - that alcohol has more long-lasting and severe withdrawal symptoms than other drugs such as heroin and cocaine.

infographic outlining the 3 stages patients will experience during alcohol detox
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Sources: 
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
  • National Institutes of Health
  • National Institute on Drug Abuse