What Is Alcohol Detox?

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What is Alcohol Detox? Alcohol detox, also known as medical alcohol detox, is the process of ridding the body of all harmful toxics that accumulated during the time of addiction while managing the symptoms of withdrawal. The most recommended approach for alcohol detox is under medical supervision in a safe and specialized inpatient rehab. The detox process takes approximately 2 to 5 days depending on the severity of the addiction, how long the person has been addicted to alcohol, and whether or not any other substances were involved at the time of abuse.

Inpatient Alcohol Medical Detox provides:

  • 24/7 Medical Supervision
  • withdrawal management, where medication assisted therapy may be utilized to help reduce both cravings and the chances of the individual relapsing during the withdrawal period
  • supportive care to remedy nutritional deficiencies, such as vitamin B1, folic acid and thiamine supplements used to boost overall health during the alcohol detox process
  • an opportunity to engage recovering individuals in long-term alcoholism treatment

In addition, a healthy diet and exercise regimen may also be implemented to help individuals in recovery to reach a stable condition, after which they can begin an alcohol addiction treatment program specifically designed to address the psychological and other root causes of his/her alcohol addiction.

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