Alcohol Detox

Detoxification (detox) can be a dangerous proposition if a person has developed an addiction to alcohol. Sudden withdrawal from alcohol can cause extreme responses such as seizures, heart palpitations and vomiting, as well as create uncomfortable symptoms such as insomnia, anxiety and tremors. The level of the severity of the withdrawal symptoms is typically associated with the amount of alcohol a person consumes daily. Genetics also can play a role in a patient’s tolerance to alcohol and its effects on the body. Delirium tremens, or DTs, can be life threatening and require immediate emergency treatment. Symptoms of onset DTs include hallucinations, increased blood pressure and severe agitation...
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Detox Houston Provides Medical Detox

Although many alcoholics require inpatient care for the first few days of withdrawal, most withdrawal symptoms can be treated with medications (pharmacologically) on an outpatient basis. Dr. Busch (Staff Psychiatrist) has just been re-certified for the third time in addiction Psychiatry, thus bringing to Detox Houston, his knowledge of newly released medications (such as Gabapentin) for an alcohol detox taper that is safer and gives greater comfort to the patients during the initial detox phase. Other medications such as Xanax, Librium, and Ativan (benzodiazeopines), haloperidol, beta-blockers and clonidine are common medications that can help the alcoholic slowly recover from immediate withdrawal pains. The medications must be monitored and taken regularly for a safe withdrawal. Detox Houston gives the patient the option of the extended use of Benzodiazeopines such as Xanax, Librium, and Ativan for extended periods of time as necessary to control anxiety and prevent relapse. 

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Timing

The alcohol detox process often requires an intervention before abstinence can be achieved. Denial is an integral part of the disease, and alcoholics typically will treat the beginnings of the detoxification process by drinking. They can’t or won’t see the daily drinking as a problem, especially when the physical withdrawal symptoms are easily quelled with a drink. Severely addicted alcoholics often awake in the middle of the night when the body begins detoxing while the person is sleeping. Not all alcoholics drink when they wake up, as the body becomes regulated to expect a drink at a certain time of day. Tolerance increases as the disease progresses, and the alcoholic may display no signs of drunkenness. Eventually, as the liver fails and the drinking affects the brain neuropathways, signs of withdrawal become more frequent and more severe. An intervention that forces an alcoholic to get treatment often is the best first move to beginning the detox process.

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Therapy

Once the immediate danger has passed from alcohol withdrawal, patients must confront the emotional and psychological aspects of the disease. Without follow-up from Detox Houston (and our year of services) and consistent medications, the drinking problem is very likely to return. Alcoholism is a complex disease that includes a mental addiction component that can’t be successfully treated by drugs. Often, alcoholics treated with continued sedatives and narcotics develop a secondary addiction to the medication. Alcoholism is a combination of psychological, social and physical matters. All elements of the disease must be treated for a successful recovery.

 

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