Are you addicted to alcohol? Or is someone you love in the grips of this disease? One of the most common reasons people hesitate to seek addiction treatment for alcoholism is fear of the withdrawal process. As the first step in recovery, detox cannot be avoided. Because withdrawal from alcohol is particularly challenging and dangerous, it should not be undertaken alone at home. Finding a reputable alcohol detox program is your number one priority. Let us help.
Serenity Light Recovery provides alcohol detox in Houston. Combining science and compassion to provide the best medically supervised detox available, Serenity Light Recovery can answer your questions and help you walk the path of recovery. Find out more by calling us at 855.658.6109 or submitting our easy-to-use online form.
What to Expect in Alcohol Detox
Withdrawal begins shortly after alcohol is withheld, triggering both physical and psychological symptoms.
The wide-ranging list of physical signs of detox from alcohol may include:
- Loss of appetite
- Clammy skin
- Sweating (flop sweat, flushing)
- Nausea and vomiting
- Heart palpitations
- Elevated blood pressure
The psychological signs of alcohol withdrawal include:
- Emotional fragility
- Agitation and frayed nerves
In some cases, alcohol withdrawal leads to even more serious side-effects known as delirium tremens, commonly referred to as the DTs. These symptoms may begin within two days after the last drink and can be fatal in one in 20 cases. Symptoms of the DTs are:
- Violent tremors
- Severe disorientation and confusion
- Dangerous shifts in blood pressure
- Irregular heartbeat
- Sensitivity to light, sound, touch, and other sensory input
- Profuse sweating
Someone experiencing delirium tremens needs medical attention immediately. Medical detox vastly reduces the serious risks of alcohol withdrawal.
How Can Professional Alcohol Detox in Houston Help?
All of the above symptoms can be lessened in a medically managed detox center. The benefits to withdrawing under close, professional supervision include the mitigation of risks and symptoms as well as improved outcomes.
Your wellbeing is our number one priority while you are withdrawing from alcohol. Round-the-clock availability of and monitoring by doctors and other medical professionals ensure you get through detox safely. Often, a previously undiagnosed medical or mental health condition becomes evident during detox. With symptoms previously hidden by alcohol, these underlying co-occurring disorders often emerge while the body is in withdrawal. They can be managed safely by doctors, as can any adverse physical or psychological reactions triggered by the stress of detox.
The symptoms that emerge while undergoing detox are not pleasant and can be traumatic. Medical staff will provide you with medications that manage the worst symptoms and mute cravings. Other staff members can help you cope by providing you with proven strategies like meditation or simply listening to you with compassion and offering insights borne of experience and training. You will not feel alone. You will feel safe and cared for.
Inpatient alcohol detox reduces the risk of relapse and overdose prior to the end of withdrawal – the two main dangers of solo, unsupervised withdrawal. Long-term recovery outcomes are also improved by withdrawing in a medically managed alcohol detox program.
Reach Out to Alcohol Detox Center in Houston
Our alcohol addiction treatment center on ten beautiful acres offers premier addiction services that start with medical detox. By providing the best alcohol detox in Houston, we partner with you in a life-changing process that sets you on the path of recovery, wellness, and fulfillment.
Whether you are a Texan looking for something close to home or from another state looking for a fresh start in a beautiful and welcoming new environment, Serenity Light Recovery may be just the place for your journey to begin. Let our knowledgeable and compassionate staff answer your questions about alcohol treatment and medical detox. Fill out our online form or call 855.658.6109. If you want to leave alcohol dependence behind and start fresh on your sobriety journey, we will help.