Alcohol Detox

Alcohol withdrawal syndrome is a potentially life threatening condition that can occur in people who either stop or significantly reduce their alcohol consumption.
Medically assisted detox from alcohol and other substances

Drinkers who suddenly decrease their alcohol consumption or abstain completely may experience alcohol withdrawal (AW). Signs and symptoms of AW can include, among others, mild to moderate tremors, irritability, anxiety, or agitation. The most severe withdrawal manifestations include delirium tremens, hallucinations, seizures, and even death. These manifestations result from alcohol-induced imbalances in the brain chemistry that cause excessive neuronal activity if the alcohol is withheld. Management of AW includes a thorough assessment of the severity of the patient’s symptoms and any complicating conditions, as well as treatment of the withdrawal symptoms with pharmacological and non-pharmacological approaches. Recognition and treatment of withdrawal can represent the first step in the patient’s recovery process.

Because alcohol withdrawal symptoms can rapidly worsen, it’s critical to seek medical attention even if symptoms are mild. In addition, appropriate alcohol withdrawal treatments can reduce the risk of developing withdrawal seizures or DTs.

Medical X’s team of highly trained professionals is here to assist patients seeking help for alcohol withdrawal

We provide nutrient IV therapy and medication-assisted treatment through our outpatient detox facility. Our patients are supervised throughout the process in an anonymous and confidential setting. Our physician is on the premises and essential to each step of the process. Our office does not use protocols to treat our patients but a medication-assisted model based on the patient’s particular needs.

 

Massage chairs, private rooms, televisions, and access to our highly experienced nurses and physicians throughout the detoxification. Medical X prides itself on providing confidentiality in an anonymous setting.

 

Frequently used medications that have shown to be successful in helping people who suffer from alcoholism include Naltrexone (also known as Vivitrol). Naltrexone can help reduce cravings for alcohol, which 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 trained in the proper medical procedures. As a result, our office has a very low recidivism rate of alcohol relapse based on our medications, physician knowledge, and patient desire to remain sober.

Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms

AW syndrome varies significantly among alcoholics in both its clinical manifestations and its severity. These manifestations can range from mild insomnia to severe consequences, such as delirium tremens (DT’s) and even death. Substantial variability also exists in the incidence with which symptoms occur in various drinkers.

Signs and symptoms of the various stages of alcohol withdrawal may include:

  • headaches
  • anxiety
  • tremors or shakes
  • insomnia
  • fatigue
  • mood changes
  • gastrointestinal disturbances
  • heart palpitations
  • increased blood pressure or heart rate
  • hyperthermia
  • rapid abnormal breathing
  • hallucinations
  • seizures

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