Savers Addiction Medical Group Alcohol Detoxification
It is very easy to become addicted to alcohol and there are a high percentage of alcohol dependent people worldwide, especially in Western cultures where occasional or even daily alcohol consumption is the norm. Drinking beer, wine and cocktails can be a big part of socialization in our culture.
There’s evidence that, due to biological and hereditary factors, some people process alcohol differently, making them susceptible to becoming addicted if they ingest alcohol along with their friends.
Once addicted, alcohol becomes the most important part of your life and drinking is no longer a social activity. It becomes a necessity that you are physically dependent on in order to function and make it through the day. If you try to stop using alcohol after a prolonged period of daily drinking you will begin to experience alcohol withdrawal. There are many dangerous (and potentially fatal) medical complications that can arise from delirium tremens (DTs), seizures, and other side effects of alcohol withdrawal.
The Danger of Alcohol Withdrawal
It is never recommended for a person to attempt alcohol detoxification on their own. Depending on how long you’ve been drinking and other factors, you could die from alcohol withdrawal. Because of this, it’s crucial that you detox under medical supervision.
The caring, compassionate professional staff at Savers Addiction Medical Group will monitor your withdrawal from alcohol and give you medications, IV fluids and other help when necessary. Our goal is to help you withdraw from alcohol as safely and comfortably as possible.
Recovery is Possible. Let Us Guide You
Addiction only gets worse as time goes by. That’s why you should contact us now if you suspect that you or a loved one has a problem. Savers Addiction Medical Group is a leading provider of prevention, education, and outpatient treatment services for alcoholism, addiction, and co-occurring mental health disorders. We can help you or a loved one recover and help your family heal, right now.
How Long Does Alcohol Detox Take?
Each patient is different and length of withdrawal is based on many factors. During your intake our medical team will ask you some questions, such as:
• How long have you been drinking? (days, months, years)
• What is your daily alcohol intake?
• Do you have other medical conditions?
• What other substance(s) do you use?
• Do you take prescribed medications?
• Do you suffer from mental health issues such as depression?
Though your preliminary physical examination can reveal a lot, it’s very important to answer the above questions as truthfully as possible. This will allow a rapid assessment of how severe your withdrawal symptoms are likely to get, so we can plan to provide all the help you may need to safely withdraw.
Many people are addicted to more than one substance at a time, and our experienced medical staff can help you through withdrawal from all substances in a safe, comfortable and effective way. Immediately knowing which substances you’ve been taking prior to waiting for your blood test results will help us to rapidly assess the safest way to help you withdraw, what physical symptoms to expect, and what specific medications you may need.