Addressing Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms
When necessary, alcohol detox treatment includes monitoring and administering medicine to persons experiencing alcohol withdrawal symptoms.
Alcohol is a depressant, which means that its consumption sedates the brain. After an extended period of heavy alcohol consumption, the brain begins to adjust to the sedative effect of alcohol by producing larger and larger quantities of norepinephrine, a chemical similar to adrenaline. This accounts for why alcoholics must consume larger amounts of alcohol to experience its effects over time.
However, when an alcoholic suddenly cuts off the supply of alcohol, the brain continues to produce an abnormal amount of norepinephrine for a few days following. This is what causes withdrawal symptoms, or abstinence syndrome.
Symptoms of Alcohol Withdrawal
- Abnormally high heart rate
Around 5% of patients undergoing withdrawal symptoms may experience the most dangerous symptom, known as delirium tremens, or DTs when going through medical alcohol detox. This is a result of the brain being unable to adjust normally to its changing chemistry, which causes confusion, hallucinations, and an increased risk of heart attack or stroke.
Safe Transition Through the Withdrawal Period
In recognition of the struggle and distress of alcohol withdrawal, The Haven Detox medical alcohol detox program offers medical monitoring and 24-hour care by a staff of medical professionals. Our patients are treated by an excellent doctor, physician assistants, and experienced nurses, so our patients can rest well knowing that they are in compassionate, knowledgeable hands.
Medical Alcohol Detox In West Palm Beach, FL
At The Haven Detox, we offer the nation’s leading medical alcohol detox services. We are licensed by the Florida Department of Children and Families and are JHACO accredited, ensuring that the care our patients receive addresses their needs in the most professional and compassionate way possible.
Over the course of our establishment since opening last year in 2015, we have treated thousands of patients for alcohol and drug addiction. The Haven Detox medical alcohol detox protocols have helped a lot of struggling alcoholics and addicts return to a productive, healthy life.
We offer free consultations to patients both over the phone and in person. Prospective patients can tour our facility to see firsthand the high-quality, innovative drug and alcohol detoxification services we provide.