Alcohol Detox at Banyan Delaware
Alcoholism can range in severity, but left untreated, it may get worse over time. Years of heavy drinking can be a hard habit to quit and can lead to several negative consequences including problems with health, finances, and relationships. The first step to getting sober and getting back on track is an alcohol detox.
The Alcohol Detox Process
While detoxing from any substance of abuse can be accompanied by uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms, those in an alcohol detoxification program often experience some of the worst side effects. Especially for heavy and long-term alcoholics, withdrawal symptoms can be severe and even dangerous. To avoid complications, it is best to undergo a medical detox at an alcohol detox treatment center.
While everyone is unique, alcohol detox symptoms might include:
- Shaking or tremors, especially in the hands
- Excessive sweating
- Mood swings
- Insomnia or sleep problems
- Nausea or stomach pain
- Alcohol cravings
In more severe cases, some people may experience seizures or psychic symptoms and should seek immediate medical attention.
Like with the withdrawal symptoms themselves, the alcohol withdrawal timeline will vary depending on a multitude of factors such as the severity of the drinking problem and the health of the person going through withdrawal. Typically, minor withdrawal symptoms can occur just a few hours after drinking stops, but they usually peak after a few days. Many symptoms will go away after a week or so, but some can linger or reappear even several months after an alcohol detox is complete.
Our Alcohol Detox Center in Milford
At Banyan Delaware, our alcohol detox program in Milford is designed to make detoxing from alcohol as safe and as comfortable as possible. Because an alcohol detox is usually the first step of alcohol addiction treatment, it sets the foundation for successful and lasting sobriety.
While many people may try to detox from alcohol on their own, this is often unsuccessful. Alcohol withdrawal symptoms are so uncomfortable that many people will cave and drink for relief. Along with painful physical withdrawal symptoms, the psychological withdrawal symptoms can be difficult for someone to handle on their own. Our Delaware residential rehab provides a safe and controlled environment for people to complete alcohol detoxification. Patients will not have access to alcohol and will also be surrounded by a community that is here to help them through this trying time. They will participate in daily programming and therapies that are meant to help them find lasting sobriety and avoid relapse. This type of support can increase the chances of success dramatically.
Not only is an at-home alcohol detox more challenging, but also it can be more dangerous. Withdrawal symptoms can be severe and lead to other serious health complications. At our Delaware alcohol detox center, we have medical staff on-hand to address any problems that arise as well as treat uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms to make the detox process easier.
The first step to sobriety begins with our alcohol detox program in Milford, Delaware. It could be the start of a happier and healthier life for you or your loved one.
Most Insurance Plans Accepted
At Banyan Treatment Centers, our goal is to make sure that anyone who needs treatment from drug and alcohol addiction are able to get the help needed to assist them on the road to recovery. If you don't have insurance contact us to inquire about alternate methods regarding treatment for yourself or a loved one.