Alcohol addiction can take a heavy toll on the body, causing a number of physiological changes. Consequently, the process of weaning your body off of alcohol is both mentally and physically stressful. For people undergoing alcohol detox in Sacramento at Diamond House Detox or any program, the first 48 hours tend to be the most intense.
What to Expect in Alcohol Detox
While every person’s detox experience is different, here is a general description of what you can expect in the first few days:
While alcohol detox is not rarely life-threatening, some of the side effects—like those affecting the heart—can potentially be quite serious. That’s why ongoing professional supervision during the detox phase of alcohol addiction treatment is critical.
Following detox is what is known as early abstinence. In this period, anxiety, depression, and disturbed sleep are common. The symptoms of early abstinence may last for three to six weeks. The final stage of recovery is called protracted abstinence, and while a person seems to be in a much “better place,” they are still grappling with anxiety and depression to some degree, and can easily relapse.
Getting Free of Alcohol’s Grip
Keep in mind that detox is only the initial step in beating an alcohol addiction. However, making it through detox is a significant accomplishment and one you should be proud to achieve. If you have questions about alcohol detox in Sacramento, please call us at (800) 205-6107. We’re happy to answer your questions and provide you with all the information you need to decide how you want to move forward.
Content reviewed by Vicky Magobet, PMHNP-BC, on August 14th, 2017.
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