Drug and Alcohol Detox
Drug and Alcohol Detox rids the body of the toxins caused by drug and alcohol use. Detox is typically the first step towards addiction recovery, and the uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms that occur during this process can be the main deterrent for individuals when considering sobriety.
Detoxification from chronic alcohol abuse is a very difficult process. Approximately 6 hours after a patient has stopped drinking minor symptoms can occur including insomnia, tremulousness, mild anxiety, gastrointestinal upset, headache, diaphoresis, palpitations and anorexia. Between 12 and 24 hours of quitting drinking, more serious symptoms can occur including hallucinations, delirium and disorientation, followed or accompanied by seizures of various intensities. A medical detox is preferred for these instances and the specialists at Coast to Coast are experts at finding the right detox for our clients.
Alcohol has short term and long lasting effects on the body. These include affecting the brain (slowing speech and reflex), the heart (high blood pressure, abnormal heart rate), the stomach (aspiration, weight gain), the liver (cirrhosis, hepatitis, and even liver cancer), and reproductive systems (painful period, impotence, heavy flow, and raises risk of sexually transmitted diseases). Knowing what to look and listen for in these situations is crucial. Call one of our addiction specialists today to find out how we can help you or a loved one find the right alcohol detox and treatment solution.
These withdrawal symptoms are the body’s response to no longer receiving a substance it has grown accustomed to receiving. Withdrawal from substances such as alcohol, heroin, opiates, benzodiazepines, cocaine, and methamphetamine cause the chances of successfully detoxing at home to be very low. Success rates are much higher when the process occurs at a comfortable addiction detox facility.
Our network of drug and alcohol detox facilities is nationwide, and each reputable facility strives to make the detoxification process as comfortable as possible. We understand how difficult it is to make the decision to begin a detox program and begin the process of recovery. Our facilities closely monitor each patient, and with the assistance of medication, aim to ensure the process is comfortable and safe for each individual.
Benefits of Alcohol and Drug Detox
Many who have been through our detoxification programs feel like a completely different person upon discharge. Feeling healthier physically, mentally, and emotionally, they are ready to begin a new life free from the shackles of drugs and alcohol. The detox process can be difficult, but the benefits and improvements in overall quality of life assure it is well worth it.