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Alcohol Detox Overview

Understand Alcohol Detox With The Help Of St. Jude Retreats

A Look At The Detoxification Process

Alcohol detoxification is the first step in the process of rebuilding your life after alcohol dependency. Detoxing the body of unwanted substances without proper medical detoxification processes can be a frightening, painful experience and can even be dangerous. IV medical detox is the best method for detox that is both safe and effective, while keeping you comfortable. Your protocol will be designed specifically to meet your individual needs, which is why it is important to gain an understand of an alcohol detox overview to ensure your safe health and wellbeing.

How long does medical detox take?

IV therapy alcohol detox may take as few as three days up to seven days and sometimes a bit longer. The length of time depends on the physical health of the patient and their mental and emotional health as well. Since each protocol is developed according to the health needs of the individual, the detox procedure may be adjusted as needed to meet the withdrawal symptoms and to ensure the patients comfort. When considering the length of your stay, keep in mind that the most important thing is your health, safety and getting better.

What is Alcohol Dependency?

Alcohol dependency is physical reliance upon wine, beer and/or liquor.

Symptoms of Alcohol Dependency

Alcohol dependency consists of cravings, physical withdrawal symptoms when there are periods without consumption and having to consume more and more alcohol to feel the effects. This is often referred to as increasing one's tolerance to drugs and alcohol.

Consequences of Alcohol Dependency

Alcohol use may have a significant effect on your health. Chronic and heavy alcohol consumption may lead to organ damage such as kidney, liver, heart and brain. Heavy alcohol use may damage your relationships with family members, friends, work relationships and you may suffer financial and economic hardships as well. People who operate machinery while under the influence or drive under the influence can be a danger to themselves and others, not to mention the legal penalties that may result in doing so.

Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms

Withdrawal symptoms depend on the individual, but include cravings, headache, irritability, nausea, vomiting and an increase in heart rate, sweating, hallucinations, tremors, and the DTs. In severe cases individuals suffering alcohol withdrawal symptoms have been known to lose consciousness and have seizures.

Alcohol Detox

Alcohol detox is the process of removing all the toxins caused by alcohol consumption from the body while helping the individual safely through the withdrawal symptoms. Some detox centers offer group meetings, talk therapy and vitamin and meditation therapy as detox solutions to overcome alcohol dependency, however it is dangerous to quit alcohol cold turkey, and some of these methods are questionable in their safety and effectiveness. The safest and most effective detox method available, as seen in the medical world, is IV therapy medical detox . You will receive quality care in these types of detox centers, that you know you can trust.

After your alcohol detox, you can ensure your break from alcohol dependency by seeking help from St. Jude Retreats. Our educational and behavioral program will teach you to make different life choices and to develop new habits and help you rebuild your life.

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