The Detox Process
Detoxing is the first and often most challenging step in recovery. The body goes through intense physiological and emotional changes when an alcohol-dependent person stops drinking, which results in a high level of emotional and physical stress.
That’s why it’s so important to detox under the supervision of trained medical professionals who can ensure the person’s safety as well as their comfort.
Get help with alcohol detox and withdrawal symptom management — contact us today.
How Is Alcohol Withdrawal Treated?
There are three main stages involved in treating alcohol withdrawal: assessment, stabilization and follow-up care. Although the detox process is an intense and critical part of recovery, it’s relatively short when compared to a person’s entire recovery journey, and that’s why follow-up care is a vital part of withdrawal treatment.
The most important part of treating withdrawals in the moment is symptom management, which encompasses several treatment methods. Medications such as diazepam, lorazepam, oxazepam and chlordiazepoxide can minimize discomfort associated with withdrawals, as well as anxiety, depression and cravings, however are used short term for withdrawal symptoms.
In addition to medications, clients at Changing Tides are provided with a variety of therapies and amenities that help create a calming, supportive atmosphere throughout the recovery process.
Treatment Options at Changing Tides
We provide a variety of treatment options that cater to patients with varying levels of alcohol and drug addiction. Our rehab facility in North Carolina features safe and sober residential living. Program options include day treatment/ PHP, as well as intensive and general outpatient care. All services are provided within the facility, and clients are asked to take up residence on-site for the duration of their program to improve their chances of long-term success.
While our program’s initial focus is on helping patients detox from alcohol and manage the symptoms of withdrawal, whether from alcohol, other drugs or a combination of both, our team of certified addictions professionals is dedicated to helping our clients work through the recovery process on a long-term basis. As such, our treatment programs often go beyond 28 or 30 days, enabling our clients to obtain the care they need anytime they need it.
If you or a loved one is suffering from the effects of alcohol addiction, recovery is possible. Reach out to discuss treatment options at our rehab in North Carolina and get help today!