You have heard that detox forms the foundation for your healthy, lasting recovery. This foundation paves the way for building your better future, with rehab being the next part of that future. Whether you choose outpatient or inpatient alcohol rehab, detox gets you there.
Getting Ready for Inpatient Alcohol Rehab
Inpatient alcohol rehab is a major part of your sobriety success. You have to go through withdrawal, before entering rehab. Alcohol withdrawal is the most difficult of detox journeys, so you need qualified, experienced help. A medically supervised detox program provides that help.
In detox you spend your first days of abstinence from alcohol. Because you go through withdrawal with abstinence, the detox professionals keep you safe, secure and comfortable. They ensure you are well nourished and provide medications for your worst symptoms. Having this support is priceless.
After your medical detox is over and you are sober for the first time in a long time, you are ready for your next step into rehab. Inpatient rehab programs are the most comprehensive form of treatment for alcohol addiction recovery. Whether you have already chosen a rehab program or need help doing so, your detox professionals will help you prepare for the transition.
Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms in Detox
Of course, for sobriety, you must handle first things first. First is detox, meaning your progress through the symptoms of withdrawal after quitting alcohol. These symptoms are never easy but pave the way for sobriety.
Symptoms of alcohol withdrawal you will experience in detox include:
- Shakiness and sweating
- Mild anxiety
- Nausea and vomiting
The above symptoms appear about six to 12 hours after your last drink. You may even still have alcohol in your system when these symptoms begin. That depends on the level of your addiction and personal health factors.
About 12 to 24 hours after your last drink, you may suffer hallucinations. These can be hallucinations you see, hear or feel. They are mild and go away after about 48 hours.
If you suffer withdrawal seizures, those will happen in the first 24 to 48 hours of not drinking. Some people suffer these seizures as early as two hours after drinking, but that is usually among people who have gone through alcohol detox several times.
The worst collection of symptoms, called delirium tremens or DTs, happen between 48 and 72 hours after you stop drinking. You may suffer these if you have a history of withdrawal DTs, certain health conditions, or severe alcohol addiction.
Detox Before Inpatient Alcohol Rehab
As previously mentioned, detox comes before inpatient alcohol rehab. Once you are healthy and sober, you are ready for your next step into a quality rehab program. Inpatient rehab is the most comprehensive type of program. If you choose to enter an inpatient facility, your transition from detox should be smooth because medically supervised detox is also conducted on an inpatient basis.
If you or someone you love are ready for alcohol detox and rehab, call Serenity Detox now at 866-294-5306. Your rehab journey into recovery begins in detox. So start that journey now.