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Alcohol Detox

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Austin, TX Alcohol Detox

According to a study published in JAMA Psychiatry, one in eight American adults meets the diagnostic criteria for alcohol use disorder. That’s 12.7% of the population. Additionally, one in three visits to the emergency room is related to alcohol consumption.

Alcoholism is an overlooked public health crisis that impacts every area of a person’s life. Long-term use can compromise a person’s relationships, career and mental health, not to mention physical health. Alcohol abuse can cause a multitude of health issues, such as cardiovascular issues, neurological impairments and several types of cancer.

Since alcohol withdrawal symptoms are so uncomfortable and unpredictable, at-home detox or quitting “cold turkey” is extremely high-risk. The sudden cessation of a substance that the central nervous system has become dependent on can be life-threatening. Medically-supervised detox is necessary if a person is ready to get sober.

What to Expect During Alcohol Detox

Long-term alcohol use causes the body and brain to become increasingly dependent on the substance. When alcohol’s effects start to wear off, withdrawal symptoms kick in, which can range from mildly uncomfortable to life-threatening.

Withdrawal from alcohol is different for everyone. Treatment depends on several different factors, such as:

  • History and severity of addiction.
  • Amount consumed.
  • Medical history.
  • Family history.
  • Physical health.
  • Co-occurring mental health disorders.
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The more dependent a person is on alcohol, the more likely they are to experience more severe withdrawal symptoms. The use of other substances in conjunction with alcohol can also influence withdrawal symptoms. Makana Path’s alcohol detox services seek to ease withdrawal symptoms, reduce cravings and stabilize physical and mental health.

We are licensed by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission to provide residential detoxification and intensive residential treatment.

Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms

Withdrawal typically sets in between 6 hours and 1 day after the last drink. Alcohol withdrawal is separated into three distinct stages:

Stage 1 is mild, lasting approximately 8 hours. Common symptoms include anxiety, depression, insomnia, headache, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, fatigue and heart palpitations.

Stage 2 is moderate, lasting 1-3 days. Mild symptoms can still occur, as well as more moderate symptoms, which include irritability, irregular heartbeat, sweating, confusion, and increased blood pressure, body temperature and respiration.

Stage 3 is severe, lasting 1 week. Moderate symptoms are experienced, and hallucinations, disorientation, agitation, fever and seizures can also occur.

Many physical withdrawal symptoms subside and decrease in intensity after several days in detox, but psychological symptoms are ongoing and can continue for several weeks. These symptoms and cravings can be intense, making it all the more important to seek detox in a medically-supervised facility that can help you overcome these obstacles.

Recover With Us

Gain Freedom From Alcohol Dependency

Lasting recovery is possible, and it begins with detox. Take this important first step with Makana Path. Our Alcohol Detox Program prioritizes client comfort and safety, and we will empower you as you transition into your next phase of treatment. Speak with an Admissions Counselor by calling 1-866-905-4550

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