Broadway’s Top Rated Alcohol Rehab Orange County
Broadway’s respected alcohol treatment program is fully equipped to address the unique challenges that alcohol addiction treatment brings. Our caring and professional staff customize treatment for individuals who have an alcohol problem or an alcohol addiction, along with any co-occurring disorders. In our program, you become a part of our treatment family and together we create a distinct treatment plan with services to meet your personal recovery needs.
What is Alcohol Addiction Rehab?
Dangers of Alcohol Detox
Alcohol withdrawal can range from mild to severe; factors such as the level of dependence, amount of alcohol regularly consumed, the presence of a co-occurring disorder like depression or anxiety, a person’s age, and general health can affect detoxification. Many people are unaware that detoxing from alcohol is one of the most dangerous substances to detox from because of the delirium tremens (DTs) and possible seizures. Alcohol withdrawal has the potential to cause death and should never be done without professional help.
Clients entering Broadway’s program are evaluated by a physician to determine his or her background with alcohol and other substances. The purpose of the evaluation is to assess the severity of an individual’s addiction and whether a detox program is initially necessary.
Understanding the Alcohol Detox Timeline…
Not everyone experiences all of the withdrawal symptoms and everyone’s timeline for detox is different. The severity of symptoms and length of time for withdrawal are connected to how long a person has been drinking and how much alcohol they consumed when they drank. Alcoholics are not able to go without alcohol without serious physical complications. Even individuals who are not addicted to alcohol go through alcohol withdrawal. The three stages listed below generally lessen within five to seven days after the last drink. However, the psychological symptoms continue after the first few weeks.
Stage 1: Mild Withdrawal Symptoms
Generally, eight hours after the individual’s last drink, he/she experiences both physical and psychological symptoms of withdrawal. Psychological symptoms include depression, anxiety, mood swings, and foggy thinking; these are the result of a decrease in dopamine in the brain. Physical symptoms include loss of appetite, nausea, abdominal pain and/or vomiting, and heart palpitations. Often, insomnia and fatigue are experienced during this stage; individuals who are physically addicted may also experience tremors or “the shakes.”
Stage 2: Moderate Withdrawal Symptoms
During the second stage, individuals experience an increase in body temperature, blood pressure and respiration; these physical changes can also be accompanied by an irregular heart rate and profuse sweating. Psychological symptoms include irritability, mental confusion, and heightened mood disturbances. This second stage typically occurs one to three days after the last drink.
Stage 3: Severe Withdrawal Symptoms
Stages two and three can occur close to each other, that is within one to three days after the last drink. In stage three, addicted individuals experience serious withdrawal symptoms, which require consistent monitoring. They include fever, delirium tremens (DTs), and possible seizures. During this stage, the person may also exhibit severe confusion and experience hallucinations.