Our alcohol Detox
While the main priority of every detox program is to ensure safe withdrawal in a medically supervised setting, at Garden State Detox we also believe that every effective detox program should set a solid foundation for long-term sobriety, and prepare each individual client for a seamless transition to the next appropriate level of clinical care.
What is Alcohol Detox?
Alcohol detox is a medical process that helps a person experiencing alcohol withdrawal symptoms safely rid their bodies of alcohol. Alcohol detox is the first step for anyone struggling with their alcohol intake and is required for physically dependent people. Alcohol use disorder which refers to alcoholism most often leads to daily drinking. If the person does not consume alcohol right away, they get very sick.
Garden State Detox for alcoholism allows people in dire need of medications and emotional support to quit drinking. We provide one-on-one attention from a medical staff specializing in alcohol withdrawal syndrome and other alcohol detox symptoms.
What is Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome?
For people who drink heavily and throughout the day, their body is physically dependent on alcohol. Without a morning drink, this person cannot function. They will endure extreme nausea, vomiting, anxiety, and depression. Alcohol withdrawal syndrome is a dangerous medical condition that can become life-threatening. Because of its high mortality, AWS is considered a medical emergency. Signs and symptoms of alcohol withdrawal syndrome include:
- Hand Tremors
- Excessive Sweating
- High Blood Pressure
- Rapid Heart Rate
- Fever, Chills, Clammy Skin
- Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhea
- Severe Anxiety
- Suicide Risk
What Medications Are Prescribed in Alcohol Detox?
Garden State Detox medically supervised alcohol detox provides safe medications to minimize the detox symptoms so that someone can go through it without needing to drink. People who are going through alcohol detox symptoms require immediate medical care and compassion. Their body is physically sick, and it is no longer a matter of choice to drink but the importance of health.
The prescribed medications include benzodiazepines as this type of central nervous system depressant will mimic the effects of alcohol, also a central nervous system depressant. The most common benzodiazepine prescribed to our patients in the alcohol detox unit is Ativan, also known as lorazepam. Other medications will be given to reduce blood pressure and control nausea and vomiting. Sleep medications are also provided to our patients. Every person in the alcohol detox unit will be assessed by a medical doctor and psychiatrist every day. Some patients will also be diagnosed with emotional or mental health disorders and receive the most appropriate medications to help them.
What Do the Experts Say About Alcohol Detox Symptoms?
The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism writes how dangerous and debilitating alcohol detox symptoms can become. The typical time frame when alcohol withdrawal symptoms start beginning in as little as a few hours from the last drink.
When an alcohol-dependent individual abruptly terminates or substantially reduces their alcohol consumption, a characteristic withdrawal syndrome ensues. In general, alcohol acts to suppress the central nervous system (CNS) activity. As with other CNS depressants, withdrawal symptoms associated with cessation of chronic alcohol use are opposite to the effects of intoxication. Alcohol withdrawals begin as soon as the body processes the alcohol. (NIAAA)
Feel Better Fast at Garden State Alcohol Detox
Don’t go through alcohol withdrawal ever again. We have beds available in our medically supervised alcohol detox center. Get your life back and be sober. We can help you overcome your alcohol use disorder, and you will never need to go back to being sick from drinking. We have seen thousands come through the door wanting to feel better and quit drinking.
We make it possible for you to be admitted, medicated, and cared for quickly by our medical staff and supportive counselors and therapists. Call us for priority placement into the alcohol detox or chat and email for information on how to get help right now.