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Top-Rated Alcohol Detox Program for Residents of Thousand Oaks
Heavy alcohol use, even on just a single occasion, can have a severe impact on the body. When heavy alcohol use carries on for months or years, then not only does physical dependence on alcohol form, but stopping alcohol isn’t as easy as deciding to. There are intense and even dangerous symptoms that occur that, without medical treatment, can be life-threatening.
With our top-rated alcohol detox program for residents of Thousand Oaks, you have a place where you can get professional medical help to overcome withdrawal symptoms that are common to alcohol dependence. Medications are provided to you in our medical detox program which helps to manage symptoms so that they aren’t overwhelming and reduce the severe symptoms so that isn’t dangerous to your health.
Our healthcare workers tend to your recovery needs round-the-clock to ensure that things like dehydration don’t cause severe medical problems. The two main goals of our alcohol detox program for residents of Thousand Oaks are to reduce your symptoms so that detox is as comfortable as possible and to make sure that alcohol detox is safe.
If you or a loved one are struggling with addiction, call Muse Treatment Center today. Our expert addiction specialists are standing by ready to speak confidentially with you. Call (800) 426-1818 today.
What is Alcohol Detox Like?
Normally, withdrawal from alcohol is an intense experience. It is one of the most difficult substances to withdraw from if you were to attempt it alone. Due to the possibility of severe symptoms such as delirium tremens (DTs), it is always advised that you seek medical help at a certified rehab such as Muse Treatment before trying to quit drinking.
Some of the symptoms that are common when you stop drinking include mild symptoms such as sweating, nausea, vomiting, anxiety, hand tremors, insomnia, and headache. These symptoms are usually present after about 6 hours from your last drink. After roughly 12 to 24 hours, more serious symptoms begin which include hallucinations and seizures among others.
Three days after your last drink, your withdrawal symptoms will peak in intensity. This is also the time when DTs may appear. In about 5 percent of cases, DTs will start around day 3 and include severe symptoms such as a racing heart, rapid heart rate, severe confusion, fever, delusions, vivid hallucinations, and profuse sweating.
The medical detox program that you can use at Muse Treatment means that the symptoms mentioned can be managed in a safer manner so that they don’t become too much to handle. An experience that is normally very difficult and may lead to relapse just to find relief is much easier with our medical detox program. Perhaps the most important reason to get professional help for alcohol detox is to ensure your safe recovery.
What to Expect During Detox?
Once we know that you need to have an alcohol detox, then you will likely be asked to only stop drinking once your treatment can begin. You can expect to be nervous but your anxiety will soon fade once you get settled down in our medical detox program.
Several medications can be used during detox depending on drug resistance, the severity of the symptoms, and prior medical conditions that may have an impact on the medications used. Benzodiazepines are medications that work to reduce anxiety and have an impact on the same systems that alcohol normally does. They help to lessen many of the usual symptoms. Some brand names of benzodiazepines include Serax, Valium, Librium, and Tranxene.
Seizures may also be one of your symptoms and if you have them, then we’ll incorporate anticonvulsant medication such as Neurontin, Trileptal, or Tegretol to prevent your seizures and keep you comfortable. If you are resistant to some of the medication such as benzodiazepines, then we may use barbiturates instead to treat your symptoms.
Overall, you can expect to be fairly comfortable through your alcohol detox. Since your safety is secured thanks to the medications that we use and our medical monitoring, your fears and anxiety will fade just like the withdrawal symptoms will. Muse is here to help you to begin your alcohol addiction recovery in our medical detox program.
An important consideration to keep in mind is that an alcohol detox program is not addiction treatment. Alcohol detox takes you a step closer to your long-term recovery by preparing you for the core treatments that one needs to be able to remain abstinent from alcohol. Essentially, detoxing from alcohol without follow-up treatment has a high chance to lead to relapse because the underlying causes of your addiction were not treated. Muse Treatment offers a range of comprehensive treatment programs that you can take advantage of.
How Long is Detox?
Our bodies are surprisingly resistant. Even when you become completely reliant on a substance such as alcohol to function, stopping the use of the substance can cause your body to return to a normal functioning state relatively quickly.
For most people, alcohol withdrawal symptoms will have faded after 5 to 7 days of detox. After 5 days in our medical detox program for alcohol dependence, you will already feel much better and if you aren’t feeling much better, then in another day or two, you’ll feel like your normal self again.
Why Choose Muse for Alcohol Detox?
Muse is a rehab center that has been accredited by The Joint Commission. The Gold Seal of Approval they have awarded our alcohol treatment services is a sign of quality assurance so that you know you are getting the best possible professional care for alcohol detox. Furthermore, LegitScript monitoring means that the prescription medications that we can provide during alcohol detox, and as a part of our long-term medically-assisted treatment (MAT), are safe and managed correctly.
Our alcohol rehab and detox center for the residents of Thousand Oaks is more than just a place where you can overcome your alcohol withdrawal symptoms; our accredited treatments and therapies can help you to sustain your sobriety and establish a way of life that is no longer controlled by the use of alcohol. Give Muse a call today so that we can provide the steps to lasting recovery.