Safe and Confidential Withdrawal From Alcohol
Alcohol withdrawal symptoms can begin as early as two hours after the last drink, persist for weeks, and range from mild anxiety and shakiness to severe complications, such as seizures and delirium tremens (also called DTs). The death rate from DTs, which are characterized by confusion, rapid heartbeat, and fever is estimated to range from 1% to 5%.
Because alcohol withdrawal symptoms can rapidly worsen, it’s important to seek medical attention even if symptoms are seemingly mild. Appropriate alcohol withdrawal treatments can reduce the risk of developing withdrawal seizures or DTs.
Alcohol withdrawal syndrome is a potentially life-threatening condition that can occur in people who have been drinking heavily for weeks, months or years and then either stop or significantly reduce their alcohol consumption.
Medically assisted detox from alcohol and other substances
Medical X’s team of highly trained professionals is here to assist patients seeking help for alcohol withdrawal. We are able to provide nutrient IV therapy as well as medication assisted treatment through our outpatient detox facility.
Frequently used medications that have shown to be successful in helping people who suffer from alcohol withdrawal include Naltraxone (also known as Vivitrol). Naltraxone can help decrease cravings for alcohol that often leads problem drinkers to relapse after some time clean.
Vivitrol injections are provided in our confidential and safe detox facility by highly skilled staff that has been trained on the proper medical procedures.
Medications We Use
Naltrexone is not a narcotic, it works by blocking the effects of narcotics. We place a small naltrexone implant under the patients skin, where it slowly releases a dose of medication for 3, 6 and 9 months. This has been a highly effective treatment for patients’ long term recovery.
Vivitrol® is an FDA-approved, branded version of injectable Naltrexone.