Alcohol detox program

For more than 15 million Americans, their friends, and their family members, alcoholism can be a destructive disorder. It can ruin relationships, set careers back decades, and even cause serious legal trouble. There are also severe health consequences to frequent consumption of large amounts of alcohol, from relatively minor things like digestive disorders to more serious cognitive issues. Going through detoxification and attending a residential treatment program is the best way to attain sobriety and reclaim your life.

Alcohol Withdrawal

Alcohol is one of the most commonly abused substances. It is also one of the most dangerous ones to detox from, with numerous factors like age and a person’s past history with alcohol affecting its severity. Common symptoms include headaches, anxiety, and heart palpitations. In more serious cases, you may suffer from confusion, irritability, and nausea or vomiting. Delirium tremens may also occur, accompanied by mood changes, hallucinations, mania, and even seizures.
 

Why is detox treatment important?

Withdrawal from alcohol can be incredibly dangerous, and even fatal if done without proper medical treatment. Attending a detox program run by medical professionals is the safest way to stop drinking. At Harmony Hollywood, trained medical staff are there at all times, ensuring that you stay safe and that you are given medical help the moment you require it. In most cases, staff members come up with customized detoxification programs, tailored to your unique situation.

Detox treatment programs are typically in-patient. They require you to stay at the facility until the process is completed. Most people do feel physically ill throughout this process, making in-patient care ideal. This way, you do not have to worry about getting yourself to and from the facility, nor do you need to worry about physically making it to your doctor’s office if things are not going well. With our luxury care at Harmony Hollywood, you can get well under the direct care and supervision of a medical team first. Once you’re detoxed, we’ll help you make a plan for the future, whether it be a residential program or a plan for recovery while living back at home.

 

What about residential programs?

It is important to fully detox from alcohol before attending a residential program. Residential programs are geared toward helping you learn how to live a sober life, with group therapy, classes, and even homework you must complete. These programs also have one-on-one support with counselors, doctors, social workers, and others who can offer you specific help and guidance on how to move forward with your life. We at Harmony Hollywood always make sure we do everything we can for you to help ensure a successful life in recovery after attending our facility.

The detox process can leave you feeling incredibly sick and has a huge impact on your mental health. For this reason, it is always a good idea to seek detox treatment first, before entering a residential program. Most people find they get the greatest benefit from attending residential treatment with a clear and sober mind.