As part of our alcohol detox program at Serenity House Detox & Recovery Florida, we offer alcohol withdrawal medication. These medications can make you more comfortable as your body recovers from the aftermath of years of alcohol abuse. Additionally, our supervised, structured program includes the support you need to focus on your recovery. Learn more about the medications that can help with alcohol withdrawal and let you focus on your detox program by calling Serenity House Detox & Recovery Florida today at 866.294.5306.
What Medications Help with Alcohol Withdrawal?
Medication-assisted detox involves taking certain medicines that can reduce your cravings. Learn more about the benefit of each of these medications below.
Among alcohol withdrawal medications, benzodiazepines, which include diazepam and chlordiazepoxide, are the most popular. These sedatives have proven effective in alcohol detox treatment. Your medical professional will determine the best dosage and use of these drugs in your recovery. Benzos can also lead to physical and psychological dependence. Therefore, the medical team at your recovery program will gradually reduce your dosage.
Phenobarbital is a barbiturate that can effectively lessen acute withdrawal symptoms. However, this alcohol withdrawal medication is very easy to become addicted to, and overdosing on phenobarbital can end in death. Therefore, you can only get this drug in highly supervised environments such as an alcohol detox program.
For advanced alcohol use disorders, anticonvulsants can prevent seizures. Seizures are life-threatening withdrawal symptoms of alcohol use. Anticonvulsants such as carbamazepine can mitigate mild to moderate withdrawal symptoms. However, you may need something more potent for severe symptoms.
Clonidine and Beta-Blockers
Clonidine can also help with alcohol withdrawal symptoms. This medication is a beta-blocker that can suppress high body temperature and high blood pressure. Medical professionals sometimes use it with benzodiazepines in alcohol detox programs.
Antipsychotics may reduce delusions, hallucinations, and agitation associated with alcohol withdrawal. These drugs may also make you more susceptible to seizures and require close supervision in a detox program.
The exact medication used in your detox treatment plan will depend on your specific situation. However, it’s good to know the type of drugs used to help you avoid a relapse.
Medications Used After Detox
Once you complete detox, you may receive alcohol withdrawal medication to help you continue your recovery. Medications approved by the Food and Drug Administration can reduce cravings and help you maintain your sobriety.
Medications use after detox include the following:
Along with medication, you will receive holistic therapy and talk therapy in both detox and recovery programs at Serenity House Detox & Recovery Florida.
Holistic and Talk Therapy Programs at Serenity House Detox & Recovery Florida
The first six to 12 months is the most difficult period of your recovery. Additionally, your time in detox includes some of the most challenging times you will face as you fight for your new life. In addition to medication to help with alcohol withdrawal, you need individual and group therapy to help you explore the reasons behind your addiction and overcome them.
Here are some of the holistic and science-based therapies available at our luxurious facility:
To learn more about our services, please contact Serenity House Detox & Recovery Florida.
Seek Treatment in Serenity House Detox & Recovery Florida
You may need help overcoming your alcohol use disorder. The friendly, supportive staff at Serenity House Detox & Recovery Florida has a number of treatment options available. Sometimes, our medical professionals may recommend alcohol withdrawal medications to help you focus on your detox program. We also recommend the appropriate recovery program to help you extend your recovery to the rest of your life. Contact us at 866.294.5306, or contact us online today to find out more about our programs or to begin your detox program.