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Published: October 9, 2016

Detoxing from any substance can be a challenge, particularly after long-term abuse, but alcohol detox can be especially challenging. If you have an alcohol addiction and want to get clean, it’s important to understand how to detox from alcohol safely.

Understanding How to Detox from Alcohol

Especially after long-term binge drinking, medically monitored detox at an accredited rehab facility is the best solution. Alcohol withdrawal symptoms can be uncomfortable… and sometimes dangerous. Not surprisingly, the more frequently and longer you drink heavily, the more likely you are to experience withdrawal symptoms when you cease consuming alcohol. Common alcohol withdrawal symptoms include:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Fatigue
  • Irritability
  • Nightmares
  • Disorientation
  • Nausea and/or vomiting
  • Increased heart rate

In extreme cases of alcohol withdrawal, people experience delirium tremens (DT), marked by:

  • Agitation
  • Fever
  • Hallucinations
  • Seizures
  • Extreme confusion

These symptoms can appear in as little as two hours and up to four days after consuming your last drink. For most people, symptoms peak at 72 hours, but symptoms could persist for weeks.

Lakeview Health Understands How to Detox From Alcohol

Located in Jacksonville, Florida, we offer accredited, gender-responsive treatment services designed to help men and women struggling with alcoholism. During our on-site detox process, Lakeview Health’s medical professionals will monitor your health and nutrition. Our goal is to minimize your discomfort and maximize your recovery. Following detox, patients undergo a personalized treatment plan designed to identify and address their needs. Our psychologists evaluate each patient’s personal history with addiction and any underlying mental disorders that could be co-occurring. Our dual diagnosis approach to treatment produces long-lasting results and prevents future relapse after treatment. In addition to medically monitored detox, we offer:

  • Men’s rehab programs and women’s rehab programs  guided by a focus on the 12 Steps
  • Coping skill development
  • One-on-one, group, and family therapy
  • Aftercare support including an alumni program
  • Holistic and expressive therapies including surf, yoga, music, equine, exercise and fitness, and recreational therapy

With the right treatment, you or a loved one can overcome alcohol addiction. Our esteemed team of physicians, psychiatrists, and other medical professionals are ready to help you take the first step towards an incredible life change. Call Lakeview Health today at 866-704-7692 to verify your insurance or learn more about our substance abuse treatment programs.

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