Medically Monitored Alcohol Detox

Alcohol detox is the first step in gaining freedom from alcohol and its consequences. For someone that suddenly stops drinking, there can be uncomfortable emotional and physical alcohol withdrawal symptoms, including cravings, anxiety, tremors, fever, and seizures. Thanks to the advances in the medical detox treatment of alcoholism, the professionally trained medical and clinical staff at Stepping Stone Center for Recovery can help you detox from alcohol safely and effectively. We provide 24-hour medical monitoring, medication management, and supportive counseling throughout the day. Our alcohol detox center is integrated in the Florida drug rehab location so you can comfortably rid your body of toxins then smoothly transition into treatment.

Medically Based Alcohol Detoxification Programs

Our physicians will continuously evaluate your alcohol detox progress to determine the treatment and medications most suitable for your condition. Most of our patients report being “comfortable” or “very comfortable” while going through the detox program. Medications that may be used include barbiturates and benzodiazepines, to name only two categories of drugs. We also provide medications to stabilize cardiac status and help with physical and mental alcohol withdrawal symptoms.

Dangers of Going “Cold Turkey” with Alcohol Detox

Alcohol functions as a depressant in the brain. When you suddenly stop drinking, the brain becomes overly stimulated, which in turn stimulates the body. Without a proper detox, this stimulation leads to many alcohol withdrawal symptoms that can be life threatening.

Alcohol Withdrawal and Detox Symptoms:

  • Cravings
  • Irritability
  • Vomiting
  • Tremors
  • Hallucinations
  • Confusion
  • Loss of appetite
  • Anxiety
  • Diarrhea
  • Muscle cramping
  • Cardiac instability
  • Delusions
  • nightmares
  • Dilated pupils
  • Insomnia
  • Nausea
  • Sweating
  • Seizures
  • Fatigue
  • Mood instability
  • Emotional changes

Severe alcohol withdrawal may manifest as confusion and hallucinations with agitation, fever, convulsions, and severe cardiac instability. If this severe state continues without medical intervention, it could result in the appearance of delirium tremens, which is sometimes fatal.

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Overcome the Fear of Alcohol Withdrawal with Our Help

Alcohol withdrawal can be particularly difficult and dangerous for a heavy drinker. Because of the fear of withdrawal, many alcoholics continue to drink and destroy the lives they have built, while their loved ones helplessly watch. You do not have to continue losing your health and your dignity – or your family. Call now and get into our alcohol detox center the same day.

Receive a proper alcohol detox now and prevent subsequent severe withdrawal symptoms should a relapse happen. Better yet, a proper detox followed by excellent alcohol rehab treatment can lead to long periods of abstinence and sobriety.

The First Phone Call is the Hardest

If you or someone you care about has a problem with drugs or alcohol, take the first step and call our free Addiction Helpline at 866-957-4960. Our Admissions Coordinators will answer any questions you have about getting help. If you prefer, you can also reach us by Live Chat or through our Contact Us form.