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Alcohol Detox

Royal Life Centers at Spokane Heights treats alcohol use disorder (AUD) first with a medically-assisted alcohol detox. Alcohol use disorder 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 is, unfortunately, affecting more than fifteen million adults across the United States. AUD can be mild or severe, but all who struggle with AUD will drink to the point that causes distress or harm to themselves or others. Alcohol abuse is directly linked to health problems including issues that affect the brain, heart, liver, pancreas, the immune system, and the development of certain cancers. Royal Life Centers at Spokane Heights knows that addiction is a disease, so we treat it as such, with an approach that encompasses 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 withdrawal symptoms that range from stomach pain to delirium tremens. Withdrawal from alcohol 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, to ensure your safety during the detoxification from alcohol. 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.

Alcohol Withdrawal

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):

  • Anxiety
  • Nausea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Insomnia

Second stage (24-72 hours after the last drink):

  • Rise in blood pressure
  • Increase in body temperature
  • Quickening heartbeat
  • Diminished mental acuity

Third stage:

  • Hallucinations
  • Fever
  • Seizures
  • Agitation
  • Delirium Tremens
  • Risk of death

After Medical Detox

Once guests properly detox at our medical alcohol detox center, they may continue treatment in our residential inpatient program. Following residential inpatient, 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 offers placement in our sober living or graduate housing, programs available to our 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.

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