Alcoholism and alcohol abuse is a growing condition, with over 30 million adults reporting binge drinking at least once a week. According to the NIAAA, it is estimated that 88,000 people die annually from alcohol-related causes. This makes alcohol the third leading preventable cause of death in the United States.
Detoxing from alcohol is more dangerous than many people believe. An unsupervised detox from alcohol has the potential to be life-threatening. The symptoms of withdrawal from alcohol can lead to many complications in both psychiatric and physical realms.
Symptoms can include:
- Possibly even death.
This is why supervised Orange County detox is so important.
When someone is physically dependent on alcohol, every organ in their body becomes accustomed to the substance being in their system. So, when alcohol is taken away, the body begins experiencing a “shock”. In order to achieve a successful transition, it is imperative to have experienced professionals.
Phases of Medical Detox
1. Evaluation: each patient will receive a full physical and psychological screening to help determine your treatment plan, beginning with the detox process and culminating in a life free from drug and alcohol addiction. Typically, your medical detox team will outline your further post-detox treatment.
2. Stabilization: after becoming substance-free, patients will a customized treatment plan based on the substance they once abused, how long they abused it, and other factors. Family members and your significant other will be invited to participate in the treatment process along with our physicians and support staff.
3. Education: as you prep for the next stages of treatment, you will reap the benefit of our team’s many years of clinical experience in dealing with addiction. Our team will discuss with you whether a residential treatment process should continue at this point or whether you would be better served receiving care on an outpatient basis.