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Alcohol Detox , Alcohol Rehab Alexa Iocco | September 29, 2021

Palo Alto Alcohol Detox Center 

An addiction to alcohol is something that is different for every person. For example, there are many people who start drinking at a somewhat young age as a result of peer pressure or curiosity. While the consumption doesn’t completely consume them, it’s something that they always turn to during difficult times as a source of comfort. There are many other people who start drinking after a stressful situation. For instance, it’s not out of the ordinary for a person to come home and have a drink at the end of a long day. However, if that drink leads to multiple drinks throughout the night or in the nights to come, there is a possibility that you may be heading down a dark path. 

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At Resurgence Behavioral Health, we offer our clients the opportunity to take advantage of a top rated alcohol detox for Palo Alto residents. We provide every person that walks through the doors at our facility with the chance to completely change their lives as they remove the influence of alcohol from their mind and body all with the peace of mind of knowing that they are in a safe and protected environment. 

Alcohol Detox Programs

On average, alcohol detox lasts about one week. Before you commit to alcohol detox it’s important that you understand that there are several stages that are associated with the process including: 

  • The initial wave of withdrawal symptoms 

It’s critical that you understand that withdrawal symptoms can come on within just a few hours from the time that you consume your last drink. At the beginning of withdrawal, symptoms are usually mild which can lead a person to feel a false sense of security. However, as the minutes and the hours go by you will begin to feel worse which is something that can catch you off guard. 

  • Increase in withdrawal symptoms intensity 

The first 72 hours of your sobriety is often the most challenging for many people because they will see the intensity of their withdrawal symptoms go up. This is a critical time in your treatment journey because you will need all of the medical support both physically and psychologically that you can get. 

  • Decrease in withdrawal symptoms 

The intensity of your withdrawal symptoms will not last forever. Between the fifth and the seventh day of your treatment, you will begin to feel better and be able to better focus on the next part of your recovery journey which is developing a treatment plan. 

Something that we always caution our clients about is that it’s possible that at any point for the rest of your life that you may experience a condition known as post-acute withdrawal syndrome, also known as PAWS. This condition entails experiencing withdrawal symptoms that you may have experienced during this first week of your sobriety, however, you will not experience them to the extent that you did during your initial time in alcohol detox.

What is Medical Detox 

For some, going to alcohol detox can be scary. It means facing the fact that you will likely feel unwell and experience cravings during the detox process. This fear can often hold you back from receiving the care that you need and putting an end to your addiction. We understand the fears that can surround detox and rehab, and we hope to reassure patients that our medical detox provides the safest and most comfortable option. 

Clients that go through medical detox will be administered medications as need that can help them better manage withdrawal symptoms. At times, there are people that are hesitant to take advantage of medical detox because they have the common misconceptions that they are going to be substituting one addiction for another. However, we provide our clients with a safe and controlled environment and highly specialized clinicians. Our staff is on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week which means that you receive the attention and the monitoring that you need to ensure that this does not happen. We will be able to speak with you more about your medication options once we learn more about you as well as the extent of your disease. 

Who Needs Medical Detox? 

Any person that has an addiction to alcohol may be a suitable candidate for medical detox. Keep in mind that there is also the possibility that we may extend this medical approach to your care into your overall recovery program. This is known as a medically assisted treatment plan. A medically assisted treatment plan, also known as MAT, can be incredibly beneficial as you begin to transition through the different aspects of your recovery journey. We will continue to work with you to determine the types of medications that would be beneficial to you so that your treatment experience is less traumatic and stressful. 

Addiction Treatment that
Just Works

Individualized treatment programs delivered in a comfortable, relaxed setting promote healing in your recovery journey.

Common Side Effects from Alcohol Withdrawal 

It’s possible for a person to experience one or a multitude of alcohol withdrawal symptoms during their time in alcohol detox. Some examples of withdrawal symptoms that you may experience can include: 

  • Vomiting 
  • Cravings 
  • Shakiness 
  • Increase in anxiety
  • Depression 

A combination of withdrawal symptoms can turn dangerous quickly which is one of the reasons why we never recommend that you attempt to go through the detox process alone. It’s also possible that you could experience a seizure or that severe withdrawal symptoms could lead to death so we always suggest that you seek medical alcohol detox to ensure that you remain safe and healthy. 

Dangers of Alcohol Withdrawal 

The immediate danger of alcohol withdrawal is the unpredictability of the withdrawal symptoms. For instance, whereas one person may experience a more mild set of symptoms, it’s possible that you may experience a severe combination of symptoms that may render you unable to properly care for yourself. 

What Happens After Alcohol Detox? 

After you complete your time alcohol detox, you will have the opportunity to transition into an alcohol rehab program. There are some people that make the mistake of thinking that just because they went through the detox process, they don’t need to take any further steps to address their addiction. However, it’s important to remember that addiction is a disease that impacts every part of you, both physically and psychologically. Therefore, it’s critical that you make the commitment of working through alcohol rehab after your alcohol detox program. 

Palo Alto clients will have the choice to commit to an inpatient or an outpatient program. If you went through our top alcohol detox, we will strongly recommend that you consider working through our inpatient alcohol rehab program because it provides you with the around-the-clock care that you become accustomed to during your time in detox. An outpatient program, on the other hand, is a great option for anyone that may be working or going to school full time or part-time and is unable to commit to an inpatient program. 

Addiction Treatment that
Just Works

Individualized treatment programs delivered in a comfortable, relaxed setting promote healing in your recovery journey.

Alcohol Rehab for Palo Alto Residents

Your time in alcohol rehab is where you will do the bulk of your deeper recovery work. During this stretch of time, you will focus on understanding more about the root causes of your addiction so that you can begin to come to peace with these events. If you went through a traumatic event in your life, then it’s possible that this occurrence may have steered you down the road of addiction. The main way that you will work through the root causes of your addiction is through therapy. 

We offer a variety of different forms of therapy at Resurgence Behavioral Health that you will experience on a regular basis regardless of whether you opt to work through our inpatient or outpatient program. From group therapy to individual therapy, from behavioral therapy to trauma-based therapy, you will come to a better understanding of the fact that there are a lot of factors that play into this disease. With this knowledge, you will be better able to manage your addiction and put certain preventions in place going forward so that you don’t fall back into the trap of addiction. 

Alcohol Treatment at Resurgence Behavioral Health 

It’s always possible to receive the alcohol addiction treatment that you need when you make the decision to partner with Resurgence. We understand the difficulties that a person may face when they are in the initial hours and days of detox and the stress that that may cause. For more information about why we are a top-rated alcohol detox for Palo Alto residents, please give us a call anytime at (855) 458-0050.

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