If necessary, the first step is detoxification. We offer medically supervised detox through our outpatient programs for drugs and alcohol. During your initial appointment, we will discuss what type of detox steps are right for you. Medical complications, length of use, and frequency of use are all factors that will be considered by our specialists.
Chronic, excessive drinking can lead to physiological tolerance and dependence on alcohol. When this dependency exists, a person will need medically supervised detoxification to safely stop drinking or serious and even life-threatening conditions can occur. Seizures, delirium tremens (DTs), or death are all possible if alcohol withdrawal is not medically managed.
Imagine you have the worst flu, and the worst panic attack – at the same time. That’s kind of what acute withdrawal feels like. Those who have experienced this without medication, support or safety may be so afraid of that feeling that they will continue to use – no matter the consequences.