Posted by Vista Bay Rehab on August 6th, 2012 in Uncategorized
Alcohol detox and alcohol treatment are terms that get thrown around in the rehab field quite frequently, but in order to recover successfully you need to understand the differences between the two. With an understanding of both, you can confidently choose the type of rehab that is right for you (or your loved one).
Alcohol detox consists, traditionally, of the use of medication to lessen alcohol withdrawal symptoms. By gently decreasing the medication over a period of time ranging from a few days to a few weeks (depending on the severity of the alcoholism), a habitual drug abuser can safely cease alcohol use without the threat of seizures, DTs or other uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms. Often, alcohol detox is medically necessary as the “cold turkey” approach, in extreme cases, can be life-threatening.
It is recommended that after detox a good alcohol treatment program takes the detoxification step further by continuing treatment with a cellular cleanse. Through this state of the art alcohol treatment, residuals are removed from the body’s fat and organic tissues, relieving physical alcohol “cravings” and making sobriety a much more real goal.
Some get alcohol detox confused with alcohol treatment. Alcohol treatment simply refers to steps taken to rehabilitate a habitual alcohol abuser’s life. Through one-on-one meetings, individualized life-skills steps and aftercare, alcoholics face every aspect of their former life in preparation for starting anew.
Those who have dealt with a dependency on alcohol for many months or years are highly recommended to do a personalized combination of alcohol treatment and detox. In the process of this multi-faceted style of treatment, mental, physical and emotional aspects of alcoholism are taken up to pave the way for lasting recovery results.
For more information on alcohol treatment through Vista Bay call 800-556-8885.