Is alcohol detox really necessary?
Almost always, yes. Some alcoholics try to stop on their own, perhaps after a scary blackout or a particularly out-of-control night of drinking. This can succeed in rare cases — a young binge drinker in the early stages of alcoholism, who enters alcohol rehab a week after his last drinking episode, for example. Kicking the addiction in that case may not require detox.
Self-administered detox rarely works, and it can also be downright dangerous, with risks of liver problems, cardiovascular problems and more. Professional alcohol detox can, with much less pain, open the door to a better life.
Will I still have unpleasant alcohol withdrawal symptoms at a detox facility?
You probably will, to some degree. But professional alcohol detox within the American Addiction Centers family provide 24/7 medical supervision and medications that minimize, and even eliminate, alcohol withdrawal symptoms. Clients may experience some of the following:
There’s a reason for these alcohol withdrawal symptoms – alcoholism is a slow method of poisoning the body. Your body works hard to rid itself of years’ worth of poison. Detox may not be fun, but taking no action could result in liver failure, early onset of heart disease and gastrointestinal problems.
Detox alone won’t cure you.
Detox, while essential to many addiction recovery treatment plans, is only a first step. After detox, the body is no longer compelled to drink as it once was, but the alcoholic will still have the urge — and that’s the very nature of this disease. By combining detox with alcohol rehab, the alcoholic learns how to overcome the desire to drink. In time, recovery offers real, sustained happiness that’s far greater than what can be found inside a bottle.
American Addiction Centers offers alcohol rehab that includes:
- A comprehensive intake process that identifies treatment needs, including any mental health/dual diagnosis issues.
- Individual and group therapy sessions to heal the underlying emotional issues that may have led to substance abuse.
- Holistic drug treatment that re-energizes mind, body and soul through exercise and meditation.
- Continued guidance and care after treatment is complete, including referrals to support groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous.
Remember, entering alcohol detox means more than cleansing toxins from the system. Entering detox is a powerful statement that shows you or your loved one is sick and tired of being sick and tired. If left untreated, alcoholism will continue to shave years off your life, create animosity between family members and ruining careers and opportunities. It’s time to get real and fight back. Call American Addiction Centers at 877-640-1943.
No matter your insurance, be it Cigna, Aetna, Humana, Blue Cross / Blue Shield (BCBS), Assurant, Unicare, United Health Care, Anthem, Carefirst, Asuris Northwest Health, Golden Rule, Celtic Insurance, Fortis, Health Net, Kaiser, Vista, Shelter, Wellpoint, Tri Care, Accordia or even Medicare, and state insurance — we can help you find an alcohol detox. We also offer many affordable self pay options as well as luxury alcohol detox programs.