Top-Rated Alcohol Detox Program for Residents of Houston

When you have withdrawal symptoms when you don’t drink alcohol, it means that your body has become used to and eventually reliant on alcohol. As alcohol abuse continues to wreak havoc on your social life, work, family life, and your health, you may see the need to stop drinking but when you do, the withdrawal symptoms may make it seem like an impossible task. Thankfully, there are professional ways to deal with alcohol withdrawal so that it’s easier and safer.

Our top-rated alcohol detox program for residents of Houston is a professional treatment program that can allow you to receive medications that are only available through prescription for withdrawal symptoms. These medications drastically reduce your withdrawal symptoms because the medications act on the specific systems that alcohol does.

As your symptoms are controlled, so too are the potential dangers of alcohol withdrawal such as the most severe form of symptoms known as delirium tremens. We further ensure that you remain healthy through the process by monitoring your health and helping you as it’s needed, such as an IV drip to ensure you stay hydrated and receive the nutrients your body needs as it readjusts.

Our alcohol detox program for residents of Houston is located in Los Angeles, which makes our detox program an excellent out-of-state option. As an out-of-state detox and rehab option, our recovery center can help you to get away from influences in your life and focus on your wellbeing. Once detox is completed, then you can turn your attention to the long-term recovery process through our residential or outpatient rehab programs. Muse also has detox and rehab centers in Texas.


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What is Alcohol Detox Like?

If you were to try and go through an alcohol detox alone, which is never advised due to the dangerous nature of the process of alcohol withdrawal, then you would experience many of the usual symptoms. These symptoms include depression, nightmares, shakiness, fatigue, anxiety, insomnia, headaches, vomiting and nausea, and tremors.

Going through these symptoms, especially because you feel intense cravings, can make the entire experience overwhelming when you do it alone, unaided by the medications that can manage the symptoms. The biggest concern is that you have delirium tremens which are the most severe form of alcohol withdrawal symptoms. The symptoms include seizures, confusion, agitation, fever, and hallucinations. If medical help isn’t found immediately, then it can be fatal in extreme cases.

Alcohol detox when done with our professional aid is vastly different. Instead of living through each of the symptoms, we can manage them which reduces your symptoms significantly. We use various medications that act on the same systems that alcohol does which means that your body is able to more safely adjust back to normal function. With Muse’s help, our alcohol detox program for Houston residents can be comfortable and far safer than if you were to attempt it alone.

What to Expect During Detox?

At Muse Treatment and Recovery Center, you can expect to start with your alcohol detox from the moment you enter our medical detox program. You will be placed in a comfortable room where our medical staff members can monitor your health and provide you with the prescription medications that are used to control alcohol withdrawal symptoms.

The medications that you can expect during your alcohol detox program for Houston residents include benzodiazepines, anticonvulsants, and potentially barbiturates. FDA-approved benzodiazepines include brand names such as Valium and Librium and they help to control seizures and anxiety. It is the main drug that will help to control the majority of your symptoms. If you are resistant to benzodiazepines, then barbiturates may be used if severe symptoms set in. Anticonvulsants such as Neurontin and Tegretol may be used to help prevent seizures in a severe alcohol withdrawal case.

You can expect to still feel some of the withdrawal symptoms but at a much more controlled rate to help keep you comfortable through the process. While alcohol withdrawal is seen as dangerous to do alone, it is much safer and easier to do through our medical detox program for Houston residents.

You can also expect to be encouraged to complete further treatment for alcohol addiction because alcohol detox isn’t a treatment for addiction but rather a way to help your body return to its usual function safely. To be able to achieve sustained recovery from addiction, a series of behavioral therapies and holistic treatments are needed, including cognitive-behavioral therapy and medically-assisted treatment programs among others.

How Long is Detox?

Alcohol detox takes roughly a week to complete. Your symptoms may start within as little as 6 hours from stopping drinking and may take around 24 hours to first appear. The symptoms will be mild at first but then begin to intensify as withdrawal continues. By around the third day of detox, your symptoms will peak causing the most severe of your symptoms.

By about the fifth day of detox, you’ll start to feel much better. Many people can complete their detox on the fifth day but it may take 7 to 10 days for all of your symptoms to dissipate in some cases.

Why Choose Muse for Alcohol Detox?

Muse Treatment and Recovery Center is an excellent out-of-state detox and rehab solution. Our addiction treatment services are monitored by LegitScript to ensure the safe use of the prescription medication and accredited by The Joint Commission. Muse also offers far more than just a medical detox for alcohol – we can provide you with a range of residential or outpatient treatment programs that will ultimately help you to manage your addiction so that you can sustain your recovery after detox.

Get in touch with Muse Treatment today so that we can help you safely and comfortably detox from alcohol dependence. We are ready to help you to achieve long-term sobriety.  

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