Alcohol Detox

Alcohol is physically and psychologically addictive and many times a medical assisted detox is necessary. The detox plan and time frame will depend on the severity of addiction.

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Time Frame

Detox programs are generally 3, 5, or 7 days long.


Designed to assist individuals during the process of withdrawal.


Many insurances qualify, and self payment options are readily available.

Overview of Alcohol Detox

  • The purpose of alcohol detox is to remove alcohol from your system while remaining as safe and comfortable as possible. Some withdrawal symptoms are mild while others are life threatening.
  • People over the age of 60, suffering from brain trauma, potassium deficiencies, and several other factors may cause a more difficult detox from alcohol. It is best to check with an Addiction Specialist to see if you have any pre-existing conditions that may affect your withdrawal period.
  • The most common alcohol withdrawal symptoms are anxiety, agitation, nausea, vomiting, headaches, insomnia, and shaky hands. Symptoms are typically the worst for the first 72 hours.

What is the Difference Between Alcohol Treatment, Alcohol Detox, & Drug Detox

Differences between Alcohol Detox & Drug Detox

  • Alcohol detox can be life-threatening when stopping cold turkey by yourself. Alcohol detox staff is trained for these types of withdrawals specifically.
  • The medical staff handling the alcohol detox is trained to help a patient suffering from delirium tremens (DTs).
  • These incredible medical practitioners are trained to handle alcohol withdrawals, especially the critical 24-72 hours after the last alcoholic beverage.
  • All drugs that are abused have a psychological addiction to them, but alcohol has a physical dependence that is difficult to break. The dependence is a result of mind and body changes that occur while heavily drinking.

Differences between Alcohol Treatment & Alcohol Detox

  • Alcohol detox is only the first step to alcohol treatment and recovery from alcohol.
  • Detox does not reverse the effect alcohol has on the brain, therefore it is critical to your recovery to become involved with an inpatient recovery program after detox is completed.
  • Detox and treatment are not the same, but they work together for you. You can discuss your personal alcohol detox and addiction treatment plan with one of our addiction specialists so it fits your life and allows for a lifelong recovery.

Do You Need Alcohol Detox?

  • Most detox centers will use a Clinical Institute Withdrawal Assessment, which is a scale ranging from (0-8, 8-10, 10-15, or more than 15). It is used to find and treat delirium tremens before the symptoms are fully present. Talk to one of our Addiction Specialists to figure out if you need detox.
  • A lot of alcohol withdrawal symptoms are not life threatening, but still cause a great deal of pain and discomfort. Detox will reduce the discomfort of detoxing which makes it a great options for those who want as comfortable of a detox as possible, especially for the first 2 or 3 days.
  • If you have any symptoms listed above after you stop consuming alcohol it is recommended to talk to an Addiction Specialist. We have someone on stand by now to take your call. Call (561) 462-8867.
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