Did you know that the rate of drug and alcohol abuse in Florida is higher than the national average? Shockingly, the state records more alcohol-related deaths than deaths through violence or car accidents. 

Admittedly, alcohol addiction has destroyed many relationships, jobs, and families. At Aspen Behavioral Health, we are an accredited alcohol detox center located in beautiful West Palm Beach, Florida. 

We are committed to ensuring that families get restored and that people struggling with alcohol and drug use can recover and lead sober lives. Our team of dedicated staff will walk with you through this journey using a combination of treatments and therapies. 

Now that you’ve taken the bold step to overcome your addiction, take the next step and talk to an addiction expert. 

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What is Alcohol Detoxification?   

Alcohol detox is the process of completely removing alcohol toxins from your body and it is the first step toward alcohol treatment. You may expect some withdrawal symptoms when you start the detox program, but these usually subside within a week or two. The severity of your alcohol withdrawal symptoms will depend on how long you’ve used alcohol. 

Even during the most difficult times of your alcohol detox, our professionals will be there with you to monitor your progress and help you through it all. 

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Symptoms of Alcohol Withdrawal 

Alcohol withdrawal symptoms can be mild and at times severe depending on how long your alcohol use disorder has been. Long-time alcohol users could experience more life-threatening symptoms which is why you shouldn’t try to detox at home without the help of a professional. 

Here is a summary of the withdrawal symptoms and the timeline they happen;

6 hours since your last drink 12-48 hours  48-72 hours 
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Shaky hands
  • Insomnia
  • Headache
  • sweating
  • Hallucination
  • Seizures 
  • Delirium Tremens 
  • Fever
  • Confusion
  • High blood pressure
  • Fast heart rate
  • Sweating 

The team at Aspen Behavioral Health will monitor your progress from start to finish. We will check your heart rate, blood pressure, and pains and try to alleviate discomfort until you complete the treatment. 

What Causes Alcohol Withdrawal? 

When you drink alcohol, it slows down your brain functions which is what you experience as a ‘high’ when you take alcohol.

With prolonged alcohol use, the brain and the body gain some form of tolerance and dependence. Drug and alcohol abuse affects your brain’s inhibitory and excitatory neurotransmitters. In particular, the gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) and the glutamate get destabilized if you try to quit drinking.

Withdrawal symptoms develop when you try to restore your body from the slowed-down state of function to a healthy state. It is a way of the body trying to resist change.   

Detoxification Process

In our state-of-the-art facility, we utilize a combination of medications, monitoring, and counseling during detox. The medicines we use help to lessen the effects of alcohol withdrawal symptoms and to balance your body’s chemicals so that they don’t react adversely to treatment.

We offer drug and alcohol detox using outpatient programs or inpatient depending on how severe your addiction is. Our treatment centers will first conduct an entire body check-up plus an understanding of any history of lung or heart diseases before commencing any treatment.

The recovery journey from alcohol addiction is as important as it is delicate. You want to walk this journey with an alcohol detox center prioritizing your health and comfort. 

Here is a summary of the steps we take during an alcohol detoxification process.

Checkup  Treatment Stabilization
  • We perform full body checkups
  • Review your history of alcohol abuse
  • Medical history
  • Mental health analysis
  • We use medications that mimic alcohol effects to reduce adverse effects
  • Medications that balance body chemicals
  • Medications that prevent discomfort
  • Continued medical treatment
  • Psychological support for long term recovery

Loss of important relations due to alcohol abuse is hard enough, but we can support you through recovery. Just take the bold step and give us a call. 

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What is the Timeline for Alcohol Detox? 

Detox programs may run for 2-6 weeks in mild cases of alcohol abuse. Patients who’ve had a prolonged period of alcohol and substance abuse can go through a longer addiction treatment of 3-6 months or even more. 

Alcohol addiction treatment is mainly done in inpatient treatment centers because we want to monitor your progress. Besides, The most challenging phase of alcohol addiction recovery is the first few days when cravings are high. We want to help you overcome this stage and start a sober life. 

You are only a step away from recovery, and we’ll hold your hand through the journey.

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Alcohol Rehab Treatment Options 

While the initial treatment may last 2-6 weeks, it is part of a long-term alcohol management program. At Aspen’s Behavioral Health, we combine different treatment programs for each patient to make the recovery comfortable. 

Outpatient Treatment Plan  

Some patients are hesitant to start treatment for alcohol abuse because they are fully committed to their jobs or family. We offer outpatient programs for patients seeking treatment while fulfilling their commitments at work or with family. Besides, other people want to go through treatment under the care of their loved ones at home. 

We only recommend outpatient addiction treatment for mild cases of alcohol use. Or, if a patient shows a strong willingness to go through drug addiction treatment. But first, we do a thorough examination to determine the severity of their addiction problem, any mental health condition, or underlying health conditions. 

If we book you for outpatient treatment, we expect you to show up to the detox center daily in the beginning. Then, as you progress, we require you to come during select days of the week. 

Inpatient Treatment Programs 

 Most alcohol addicts are required to remain at a residential alcohol detox center. Inpatient treatment involves medical monitoring and mental health evaluation. Patients receive medication to ease their detox symptoms and to ensure their comfort. 

Once the body becomes stable, we start therapy sessions to help you understand the effects alcohol has had on your body. We take a holistic approach so that at the end of treatment you’ll be healthy both mentally and physically. 

Once you’ve made progress with your residential treatment, we may recommend that you move on to outpatient programs. Typically, this treatment may take anywhere between 3-6 months or even longer depending on how you respond to treatment. 

Counseling and Therapy 

After your body is stable, we want to also ensure that you’re mentally whole and motivated to remain sober. Mental health is a major concern for most alcoholics and the only way to ensure they don’t relapse after treatment is by ensuring continued care through counseling and other forms of therapy. 

We conduct individual and group counseling sessions. We also encourage patients to indulge in other forms of therapy such as exercise, yoga, and art. This way, even after full recovery, they can find other meaningful ways of spending their time. 

We don’t have a specific timeline for counseling and therapy. Some patients continue attending these sessions for even over a year until they feel comfortable on their own. 
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The Help Is Here… 

Aspen’s Behavioral Health is an accredited alcohol detox center located in West Palm Beach, Florida. No matter the extent of your addiction or how long you’ve used alcohol, we can help you regain your freedom from the shackles of alcohol abuse. 

We don’t have a one-size-fits-all treatment approach, we will examine you to determine the best treatment for your unique situation. We will hold your hand even in the darkest times when detox symptoms strike, and not let go until you overcome them. 

Congratulations on making it this far, take the next step and call us today.