Alcohol Detox Palm Springs
Ken Seeley Communities provides safe medical alcohol detox services to help you launch your road to recovery. Alcohol detox can be an unpredictable process, which is why a trained detox team is needed. With this expert care you will be guided safely through the three stages of detox.
About Alcohol Detox
When someone who has a history of sustained alcohol intake attempts to stop drinking it sets off withdrawal symptoms. The symptoms will fall somewhere in the range from mild to severe. There are factors that affect the level of severity of the symptoms. These include how long the drinking history was, the age of the person, and their health status.
The alcohol detox timeline is about one week. This is the amount of time it takes for the traces of alcohol to be expelled from the body. Symptoms begin about 6 hours after the last drink. They will follow a three-stage process: emerging symptoms, peak symptoms, and subsiding symptoms.
In a small number of people, alcohol detox can cause severe symptoms, called the DTs. This occurs in about 5% of those going through alcohol detox and is a medical emergency. The DTs emerge on days 3-4 of detox and can lead to seizure, coma, or death.
Three Stages of Alcohol Detox
Alcohol detox will progress through three distinct phases. These include:
Stage One: Emerging symptoms. During the first 24-hours the symptoms include:
- Nausea and vomiting
Stage Two: Peak symptoms. Symptoms peak during days 2-4 and include:
- Increased heart rate
- Increased blood pressure
- Heart palpitations
- Mood swings
Stage Three: Subsiding Symptoms. Over the next several days the symptoms will begin decreasing as the brain and body become stable. Symptoms include:
- Brain fog
- Mood swings
Throughout the detox the team provides constant monitoring of the symptoms. As symptoms emerge, they will reduce discomfort and pain with medications. Detox experts also offer psychological support during the process. The goal is to safely guide the client through the process and into treatment.
Next Steps After Alcohol Detox
Once detox is complete then it is time to enter into a treatment program. The only way that someone can sustain sobriety is through an array of treatment elements. These work in tandem to help the client make basic changes to their thoughts and behaviors. The old patterns led to addict behaviors so they must be changed in order to succeed.
There are two rehab formats, outpatient or residential. The level of care needed depends on how long the alcohol dependence was in place:
- Outpatient rehab allows for the person to live at home while going through the program. Outpatient is best suited for those with a mild alcohol use disorder (AUD). It is offered in three levels of intensity.
- Residential rehab provides housing at the treatment center while the person is in treatment. It offers a more intensive treatment approach and 24-hour support. This level of care is best suited for those with a moderate to severe AUD.
Begin the process of recovery at Ken Seeley Communities. Reach out today at (877) 775-0502.