alcohol detox

Medically Managed Alcohol Detox

The severity of alcohol withdrawal symptoms depends on the individual. They can vary from mild and barely noticeable, to a life-threatening condition called Delirium Tremens. Despite the fact that a person may feel fine, symptoms of alcohol detox can rapidly worsen. For this reason, it is crucial to be medically managed and monitored throughout the detox process. Nurses, doctors, and therapists are able to intervene when severe symptoms occur and an unnecessary hospital trip can be avoided.

Everyone reacts to detox differently, just as each case of addiction is completely different. When a person first arrives at The Florida House Experience, they undergo an intensive medical and psychiatric evaluation, as well as a complete drug analysis. This helps us to determine baseline knowledge such as the type of substances are in the person’s body and if there are any underlying medical or mental conditions. We then begin to treat all disorders that needs treatment, and offer medication as necessary to aid in the detox process.  

Alcohol detox symptoms may include:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Anxiety
  • Sleeplessness
  • Disorientation
  • Confusion
  • Sweating
  • Tremors
  • Hallucination
  • Nightmares
  • Fever
  • Seizures
  • Delirium Tremens

The most serious form of alcohol withdrawal is Delirium Tremens. Widely referred to in the medical world as DTs, Delirium Tremens is found in individuals who are suffering with chronic alcoholism and causes an individual’s Central Nervous System to experience severe symptoms of withdrawal. DT’s may cause an individual to experience symptoms such as seizures, hallucinations, uncontrollable shaking, and death if left untreated. This is considered to be a medical emergency and requires immediate care.

At The Florida House Experience, we create the most comfortable environment for our patients during alcohol detox. Patients are monitored 24/7 and staff are always on-hand if the need arises. We are the experts in treating any situation that may arise during alcohol withdrawal, so you can trust that you are in the safest hands possible. 

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