Alcohol use disorder affects an estimated 15.1 million adults in the United States, though only 6.7% of those individuals end up receiving professional treatment. Alcohol detox and rehab programs at America’s Rehab Campuses can help clients safely overcome physical dependence on alcohol, along with the psychological root causes of addiction. Knowing more about how these treatment programs work can help addicts with choosing the best alcohol rehab center for loved ones recovering from alcohol addiction.
What Happens During an Alcohol Detox?
Alcohol detox treatment programs at America's Rehab Campuses are designed to help clients withdraw from alcohol and reduce the risk for relapse and complications. Alcohol withdrawal commonly affects heavy drinkers who suddenly decrease or stop consuming alcohol, and can cause symptoms including tremors, anxiety, and agitation.
During an alcohol detox, clients are monitored closely by trained medical staff who administer treatments as necessary to reduce complications, including death. Acute alcohol withdrawal symptoms usually peak between 10 and 30 hours and dissipate at between 40 and 50 hours. Alcohol withdrawal may last longer for heavy drinkers suffering from severe alcohol addiction.
Benefits of an Alcohol Detox
Withdrawing from alcohol can be risky and may lead to life-threatening complications like delirium tremens—a severe form of alcohol withdrawal characterized by hallucinations and seizures. An alcohol detox can help clients avoid delirium tremens as well as any pain and discomfort caused by other withdrawal symptoms.
Other benefits of alcohol detox include:
Recovering away from access to drugs and alcohol.
Using medications that reduce or eliminate alcohol cravings and withdrawal symptoms.
Facing a lowered risk for relapse, seizure, and death.
Improve physical and psychological health.
Getting support from peers, therapists, and counselors.
Alcohol detox is only the first stage of addiction treatment and must be followed by therapy at alcohol rehab to help overcome the psychological causes of addiction.
What Happens at Alcohol Rehab?
Alcohol rehab uses a number of behavioral therapies to help improve someone’s psychological health after overcoming alcohol dependence. Cognitive-behavioral therapy helps change harmful thoughts and behaviors that may encourage one to drink, while community reinforcement therapy teaches appreciation and embrace a healthier, sober lifestyle. Relapse prevention training is available to teach skills for avoiding and managing triggers, while 12-step support groups like Alcoholics Anonymous allow bonding with peers who motivate with coping and staying on track.
These services are available in both inpatient and outpatient treatment settings and can be customized especially for patients to facilitate a full, healthy recovery from alcohol addiction.
Benefits of Going to Alcohol Rehab
Alcohol rehab helps with overcoming addiction as a whole so one can benefit from improved health and a lowered risk for relapse.
Other benefits of alcohol rehab include:
Discovering new, fun hobbies and interests to replace the time previously spent drinking.
Meeting new sober individuals who share a passion for sobriety and recovery.
Identifying personal triggers.
Learning important relapse prevention skills that help clients stay sober for life.
Being treated for mental health disorders like depression and anxiety.
Many alcohol and drug rehab centers offer aftercare programs aimed at prolonging recovery following a treatment program. Ongoing services offered as part of many aftercare programs include 12-step support group meetings, group therapy, and family therapy.
Tips for Choosing an Alcohol Detox and Rehab Program
Alcohol addiction can be treated using a number of different therapies, but the key to a successful recovery is choosing a rehab program that individualizes its treatments.
More tips for choosing an alcohol rehab program:
Consider long-term programs of 90 days or longer if overcoming a severe addiction.
Confirm that alcohol and drug detox is included in a rehab program.
Ask about whether medications are used during alcohol detox.
Ask about dual diagnosis treatment for co-occurring disorders.
Make sure aftercare and extended care programs are available.
At America’s Rehab Campuses, our programs for detox and drug rehab can guide people suffering from addiction safely along the path to long-term recovery.
About America’s Rehab Campuses
America's Rehab Campuses is a modern state-of-the-art drug and alcohol treatment provider with locations in Tucson, Arizona and Dana Point, California. ARC is a fully integrated recovery provider designed for dual diagnosed and Co-Occuring Disorder patients. Our programs have been thoughtfully designed to individualize treatment for each client. Services include medical detox, inpatient rehab, intensive outpatient therapy (PHP & IOP), and residential treatment (RTC.) All staff members are licensed and highly experienced, serving clients with the utmost respect and compassion.
Our continuum of care allows us to provide a personalized approach using serious neurobiological science, leading edge medically assisted therapies, and compassionate professionals providing an array of choices.
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