With an estimated 16.6 million adults diagnosed with alcohol use disorder (AUD) in 2013, problematic drinking is more common than one might believe; with a reported 88,000 alcohol-related deaths each year, untreated alcoholism claims more lives than overdose rates for any drug (National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism).
Alcohol detox can be broken down into three stages, each characterized by distinct symptoms. The first stage of alcohol withdrawal typically begins eight hours following the last drink and symptoms may include anxiety, nausea, abdominal pain, and insomnia. During stage two, blood pressure rises along with body temperature, the heart beats unusually fast, and mental acuity diminishes; we observe this second stage between 24 and 72 hours of the last drink. Hallucinations, fever, seizures, and agitation accompany the third and final stage.
Alcohol withdrawal symptoms are some of the most physiologically aggressive, and without proper care measures, withdrawal can result in death.
Programs like Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), as well as medical evidence explaining certain genetic predispositions to alcoholism, have helped to educate the public on the nature of alcoholism.
Royal Life Centers at the Haven aims to make alcohol detox safe and comfortable. Our state-of-the-art facilities and highly trained medical staff help our guests to transition smoothly into the next phase of their recovery. It is our goal to provide the highest level of alcohol detox care so that guests can focus on their future. To learn more about our alcohol detox program, contact Royal Life Centers at The Haven today.