What is Alcohol Detox?

Detoxification is the body’s process of eliminating the toxins caused by drinking excessive amounts of alcohol. We can refer you for treatment in an alcohol detox program the can give you a supervised period of time away from alcohol, so that the physical aspects of alcohol dependence can be broken. Then, higher-level alcoholism rehabilitation treatment can begin.

Alcohol detox treatment will vary depending upon factors like:

  • Age
  • History of alcohol abuse
  • Medical condition

If a physician prescribes a managed alcohol detox, medication will be provided to help manage the alcohol withdrawal symptoms that occur once drinking stops.

Where possible, alcohol detox is often combined with alcoholism treatment to help provide support for future sobriety. The addiction treatment programs offered at Advanced Health and Education’s New Jersey rehab center can support your future recovery.

How to Recognize Alcohol Detoxification Withdrawal Symptoms

Depending upon a patient’s history of alcohol use, alcohol withdrawal symptoms can begin shortly after drinking stops, sometimes as soon as a few hours after the last drink. Withdrawal from heavy drinking is dangerous. Alcohol withdrawal syndrome (the name for all of the alcohol detox withdrawal symptoms taken together), is a potentially life-threatening condition.

Mild alcohol withdrawal symptoms can include:

  • Hand tremors
  • Mild anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Headache
  • Sweating

More severe alcohol withdrawal symptoms can include:

  • Seizures
  • Hallucinations
  • Delirium tremens (“DT’s”)
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Disorientation
  • Severe anxiety
  • Profuse sweating
  • Severe tremors
  • Low-grade fever
  • Confusion

If you or a loved one experiences any of the severe alcohol withdrawal symptoms, or if there is a long history of drinking, you should seek medical help immediately. If you have a history that includes complications like infections, heart or lung disease, or seizures, you should contact your physician before stopping alcohol and beginning to detox.

Call Us for Alcohol Detox Referrals and Alcohol Addiction Treatment

Please call our New Jersey rehab center today for a free consultation and referrals to quality detox therapy programs that may be available for you or your loved one. Call our rehab facilities in NJ 24 hours a day at 888-687-6977, or contact us here.

Advanced Health and Education can assist you with placement in a professional, licensed, insurance friendly detox center in NJ that will provide you or your loved one with much needed medical assistance on the road to recovery.