ALCOHOL DETOX—WHAT’S INVOLVED?
Alcohol is a central nervous system depressant, therefore any amount of alcohol consumed will disrupt the body and the brain’s normal function. Alcohol is addictive the same way things like cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamines are. It takes over your body and your brain, forming a dependence that is difficult to break. Heavy alcohol consumption over an extended period alters the brain’s chemical balance and creates an addiction, ultimately leading to the need for alcohol detox.
Alcohol withdrawal is very dangerous for those who have been drinking heavily and then suddenly stop or reduce consumption. The symptoms can begin within hours of the most recent consumed drink and can last for weeks.
Alcohol withdrawal brings severe complications that can rapidly worsen:
- Rapid Heart Rate
- Congestive heart failure
- Coronary artery disease
- Gastrointestinal bleeding
- Delirium Tremors
It is critical that a person suffering from an alcohol addiction seeks proper medical detoxification from an alcohol detox center in Delray Beach, Florida before moving into a treatment and recovery center. Detox of Delray offers an inpatient treatment program for alcohol detox that provides licensed medical professionals to evaluate the root cause of your addiction, and construct a detox plan that best suits you. Our team will monitor every step of your alcohol detox to ensure a safe, healthy, comfortable substance detox.
Detox is the most important first step to recovery, but detox alone will not stop alcoholism. Detox of Delray’s affiliate partners, Treatment Alternatives, have a comprehensive, multidisciplinary, clinical team approach to treating substance abuse. Call us today and get control of your alcoholism 800-598-3386.