Less than half the population in the United States use alcohol and each year millions enter a detox or treatment facility to help them overcome their alcohol use. For many of these millions, it is not their first time to enter alcohol detox. If you are in need of detox and it is not your first time, you may be wondering, how often can I go to detox for alcohol use?
The short answer to this question is that you can go to detox for alcohol use as often as you want or need (assuming you have the funds to do so). Some individuals, who get out of detox, begin drinking the same day or the next and return to detox the following week. For others, trying to drink right after detox is not a pleasant experience and they will not drink right away, but may return to alcohol use later and then return to detox.
Depending on the facility, some detox centers will not take repeat alcohol users. They may allow the individual to return a few times, but they will cut them off from returning after a few times. The reason behind this is that the individual has to make the decision that they want to stop alcohol use. Some people learn to moderate, but others do not have the willingness to moderate. In those cases, they may find it an option to abstain.
Detox centers that are funded by the government and accept Medicaid seem to be more likely to take repeat detox customers. They have many beds and they make more money by having their beds filled, than by not having them taken. In this case the alcohol user can go repeated times.
These types of centers base their detox on the traditional method of detox that uses oral medication and 12 step programs that promote the false idea that excessive alcohol use is a disease, that you inherited an alcoholic gene from your family and that you cannot be cured. These types of detox centers promote a repeat alcohol use environment in telling people that they will always have a drinking problem and that they are powerless in their attempts to detox.
The best method for detox is IV therapy medical detox. Intravenous therapy is relevant because it allows the doctor supervised treatment to be adjusted to meet the withdrawal symptoms of the patient to help them detox safely and effectively. Patients are comfortable and able to complete the detox.
After your alcohol detox is complete, it may be helpful to enroll in a program that can help you rebuild a life that is free of alcohol, especially if you have had to enter detox many times. St. Jude Retreats is not a 12 step program. We are a non-treatment program. The truth is that you are not diseased and you can overcome your alcohol use.
The St. Jude Program uses cognitive behavioral education that teaches guests to use self assessment and self change to make decisions and choices that are more productive and to develop habits and behaviors that are more positive and enriching to their lives. Our guests are more self-confident and go on to have long term success without the use of alcohol.
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