Alcohol addiction is one of the most severe substance abuse problems around. Without proper medica intervention, it can be life-threatening. The first step before any alcohol treatment can begin is alcohol detoxification. Royal Life Centers at Spokane Heights offers a medically-assisted alcohol detox to help you as you rid the alcohol from your body.
What is Alcohol Use Disorder?
Alcohol use disorder (AUD) is defined by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism as “a chronic relapsing brain disease characterized by an impaired ability to stop or control alcohol use despite adverse social, occupational, or health consequences.” Alcohol use disorder, unfortunately, affects more than fifteen million adults across the United States.
Signs of alcoholism range from mild to severe.
Mild symptoms of alcoholism include:
- Drinking more, or longer, than you plan to
- Wanting to cut down on how much you drink or making unsuccessful attempts to do so
- Spending a lot of time drinking, getting alcohol or recovering from alcohol use
- Feeling a strong craving or urge to drink alcohol
- Having problems with work, school, or family because of your drinking (or because you’re sick after having alcohol)
Some more severe symptoms of alcoholism are:
- Continuing to drink alcohol even though you know it’s causing physical, social, work or relationship problems
- Giving up or reducing social and work activities and hobbies to use alcohol
- Using alcohol in situations where it’s not safe, such as when driving or swimming
- Developing a tolerance to alcohol so you need more to feel its effect or you have a reduced effect from the same amount
- Experiencing withdrawal symptoms — such as nausea, sweating and shaking — when you don’t drink, or drinking to avoid these symptoms
If you or a loved is suffering from alcohol addiction, seriously consider professional alcohol treatment. Royal Life Centers at Spokane Heights knows that addiction is a disease. As such, our approach to alcohol rehab emphasizes full recovery – of the mind, body, and spirit.
Let Us Help You Take the First Step
The first step in treating alcohol use disorder is attending our medical alcohol detox center. Detoxing from alcohol is extremely dangerous, with symptoms of alcohol withdrawal ranging from stomach pain to delirium tremens. Alcohol withdrawal syndrome can even be life-threatening. Alcohol withdrawal syndrome is a very serious process and requires medical attention because it can be life-threatening. Royal Life Centers in Spokane offers a medical detox center with 24-hour medical monitoring. There, professionals can provide medication and support to ensure your symptoms are properly managed and ensure your safety. Our medical professionals will assess each guest, and take a course of action to best assist that individual.
Royal Life Centers at Spokane Heights uses medication-assisted treatment on a case-by-case basis. We aim to keep our guests as comfortable as possible during the detox process. After detox, our guests are able to begin treating the underlying problems of their addiction. Following our medical alcohol detox facility, we recommend guests to continue their treatment in our residential inpatient program. There, you can benefit from evidence-based approaches such as cognitive-behavioral therapy and dialectical-behavior therapy to treat any dual diagnosis mental health issues underlying your addiction. Further medication can also be provided to manage ongoing alcohol cravings.
Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms
Withdrawal symptoms from alcohol are dependent on an individual’s history of alcohol abuse, age, family history, and peak blood alcohol levels. Our medical detox team works with each guest to significantly lessen the discomfort that occurs during detoxification. Medical professionals are on site 24/7 to monitor guests and take care of any needs or concerns they may have. Alcohol withdrawal symptoms occur in three stages, beginning with 8 hours after the last drink. The stages of alcohol withdrawal are as follows:
First stage (8 hours after the last drink):
- Abdominal pain
Second stage (24-72 hours after the last drink):
- Rise in blood pressure
- Increase in body temperature
- Quickening heartbeat
- Diminished mental acuity
- Delirium Tremens
- Risk of death
After Medical Detox
After detoxing from alcohol, guests may continue treatment in our residential inpatient program. During their time in residential alcohol rehab, clients may take advantage of behavioral therapy programs such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, administered by licensed therapists. Following residential inpatient rehab, guests may attend our PHP, IOP, and OP programs. Our programming is designed to follow our guests through each stage of their early recovery.
Royal Life Centers at Spokane Heights also offers placement in our sober living homes or graduate housing programs for guests who want to continue treatment with us in preparation for their independence. Alcohol detox is only the first step of recovery, Royal Life Centers at Spokane Heights recommends furthering your treatment to gain all possible tools to defend against a relapse. Our programming is effective in creating confident, lasting sobriety for our guests. Royal Life Centers at Spokane Heights wants to help you make personal growth in all aspects of your life, to promote health, happiness, and success. Because We Care.
If you or a loved one is suffering from alcohol use disorder, or any substance use disorder, please reach out to our addiction specialists about your detox and treatment options. Here at Royal Life Centers at Spokane Heights, we are available 24/7 at (888) 907-0898 to answer your questions and concerns, Because We Care.