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At Sequoia Detox Centers, we try our best to ensure that alcohol withdrawal symptoms are addressed and patients are kept as comfortable as possible.
What is Alcohol Addiction...
and how can Sequoia help?
Alcohol dependency is when an individual finds it difficult to enjoy life or relax without having a drink. An alcohol-dependent individual may worry constantly about where the next drink will come from, or has a compulsive need to drink and doesn’t have the ability to stop once they have started. Alcohol can interfere with neurotransmitters in an individual’s brain and cause feelings of anxiety, depression, and even suicidal thoughts. Signs of alcohol withdrawal are commonly seen as shaking or sweating, these withdrawal symptoms would stop once alcohol gets back into the bloodstream.
Individuals who drink heavily tend to keep increasing the amount they drink because they develop a tolerance to alcohol. Tolerance is a physiological response that individuals have to most drugs.
The more of the substance that is consumed, the more you must consume in order for it to have the same effect. Like many other substances, alcohol can be both physically and psychologically addictive.
Alcohol Detox is an Essential Step Toward Recovery
When the anxiety and pain from withdrawal begin, it can become too much to tolerate for many individuals. In most cases, this is the main cause of relapse. Medical detox is crucial to beginning the recovery journey. Through proper medical treatment and additional therapy, a former addict is more likely to be successful and sustain sobriety.
What Can I Expect From Treatment?
Withdrawal from alcohol can begin as early as two hours after the last drink, can persist for weeks, and range from mild anxiety and shakiness to severe complications. Seizures and delirium tremens (also known as DTs, which are characterized by confusion, rapid heartbeat, and fever) are considered to be the more severe complications from alcohol withdrawal. Death can happen during alcohol withdrawal and this is one of the most important reasons why we believe in medically supervised care during this trying time. The death rate from DTs is estimated to range from 1-5% of cases.
Alcohol withdrawal symptoms within 6-12 hours of last consumption:
Alcohol withdrawal symptoms between 12-24 hours of last consumption:
Visual, auditory, or tactile hallucinations-these usually end within 48 hours
Alcohol withdrawal symptoms between 24-48 hours:
Disorientation, confusion, and severe anxiety
DTs (delirium tremens)
Hallucinations (primarily visual) which cannot be distinguished from reality
High blood pressure
Racing and irregular heartbeat
These usually peak at around 5 days
Get help for Alcohol Addiction at Sequoia Detox Center
At Sequoia Detox Centers, our top priority is the safety and comfort of our patients. We do our best to address withdrawal symptoms and keep patients as comfortable as possible throughout the alcohol detox program.
Decide when you're ready
✓ Call or email us to begin your recovery
✓ Speak with our qualified staff to assess your condition and specific needs
✓ Coordinate a date and time to be admitted
Receive your assessment
✓ Visit our discreet location with payment and approved personal items
✓ Work with our medical and clinical staff to review your values and treatment goals
✓ Receive a physical exam to determine medication protocol options and length of stay
✓ After working with our highly trained staff, decide what medication regimen will be best for you and begin immediately
✓ Settle into your private room, personalize your meal plan, and participate in treatment activities
✓ Work One-on-One with clinical staff to determine your next steps
Continue your recovery journey
✓ Your clinical staff will provide multiple options for follow-up care, depending on your treatment goals
✓ Our staff will coordinate your admission and any travel and insurance considerations to ensure your recovery journey is not interrupted
✓ Move forward towards your goal of sobriety in the preferred partner setting that best fits your lifestyle