Alcohol Detox Program
Bridges of Hope offers alcohol medical detox as part of a comprehensive addiction recovery program.
Alcohol detox conducted at an accredited and licensed medical facility like Bridges of Hope is the one of the most safest and effective treatment for alcohol withdrawal.
Alcohol detox takes place at our tranquil medical detox facility where patients can relax and recover without distractions while being closely monitored and supervised by experienced medical staff.
Diazepam or other benzodiazepines may be given to patients to reduce withdrawal symptoms. Benzodiazepines are central nervous system depressants that have similar effects on the body to alcohol and are approved for the treatment of moderate to severe alcohol withdrawal, according to the journal CNS Drugs.
Alcohol Abuse Statistics
The most commonly used addictive substance in the United States is alcohol. 15.1 million American adults above 18 and 623,000 youths between the ages of 12 and 17 have some level of alcohol use disorder.
It is also estimated that 88,000 people die from alcohol-related causes annually, making alcohol the third leading preventable cause of death in the United States. Alcoholism is a disease.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the Warning Signs and Symptoms of Alcohol Addiction?
- Sole drinking
- Passing out
- Getting annoyed when confronted over drinking
- Participating in dangerous behaviors in the course of drinking
- Binge drinking
- Using alcohol as a form of relaxation
- Seeing alcohol as a life-saving mechanism
What Should You Expect From Alcohol Withdrawal?
Depending on the severity of dependence, withdrawal could have either wide side effects or very low effects. Symptoms commonly associated with alcohol withdrawal include depression, fatigue, shakiness, anxiety, nausea, headache, fever, irritability, and nightmares. In more severe cases, the alcoholic might experience delirium tremens. The tremors, hallucinations, cardiac defects and seizures associated with delirium tremens can be life-threatening. Alcohol detox, especially for those who have been drinking for an extended period of time can be very dangerous and should be carried out strictly under medical supervision.
What Should You Expect After Our Alcohol Detox Program?
After the alcohol detoxification process, we need to discover the root cause of alcoholism and your drinking. Detox only involves healing at the physical level. It doesn’t heal the deeper issues fueling the addictive behavior. By addressing the addictive cycle in play we are able to help to achieve recovery safer and sooner.