Alcohol abuse is the most common type of substance abuse behavior. According to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, nearly 18 million Americans suffer with alcohol abuse or dependence. One of the main reasons for this high number is that alcohol can be incredibly difficult to quit.
At Sol Recovery Center, we recognize the strength and courage it takes to make the decision to get help for alcoholism. We do our best to get our clients quickly placed in a safe and reputable alcohol detox program.
Alcohol Detox Withdrawal Symptoms
Fear of withdrawal prevents many alcohol abusers from seeking treatment. Often, alcoholics will attempt to give up drinking on their own, relapse when cravings take hold, and assume that they just lack the will power or emotional maturity to quit. The reality, however, is that they will have a greater chance of success when they participate in a detox program where their symptoms can be managed by an experienced medical professional who can help reduce their pain and sickness.
Alcohol withdrawal symptoms range from mild to severe and include:
- Hand Tremors
- Mild to Severe Anxiety
- Low-grade Fever
- Gran Mal Seizures
- Delirium Tremens (“DTs”)
- Rapid Heartbeat
- Disorientation and Confusion
- Excessive Perspiration
How Long Is Alcohol Detox?
The scope and duration of an individual’s detox program will vary depending upon factors like history of substance abuse, age, other medications, and other illnesses. Generally, programs last anywhere between one to two weeks, but some can last as long as 30 days. Ultimately, the length of the program will depend on patients’ progress and their overall health.
What Can You Do?
Sol Recovery Center is committed to providing clients with the resources they need to get clean, including referrals to alcohol detox. Contact our Arizona treatment facility representatives 24/7 at 866-239-1700. Begin your healing process.