If you are struggling with alcoholism and have decided to get help, is it important to know that detox should be your first step. Detoxing off of alcohol without medical assistance can be dangerous and potentially life-threatening. It often requires medical intervention and the use of prescription medication to safely and comfortably detox off of alcohol. In addition, those who attempt to detox by themselves may be unable abstain from drinking long enough to completely detox, and turn to alcohol again to relieve the symptoms.
Symptoms of alcohol withdrawal may include:
• Sensitivity to light and sound
• Increased heart rate and blood pressure
An inpatient setting is often recommended so that on-site medical staff can supervise your physical and mental condition. With the proper medical treatment available to alleviate your discomfort, you are more likely to see your detox through to the end.
Once you are medically detoxed off of alcohol, you will be able to begin treatment for the emotional, mental, and spiritual aspects of the disease. In order to achieve long-term sobriety, professional addiction experts agree that continued treatment is paramount. Once you are physically stabilized, you will focus on healing emotionally and spiritually. Utilizing a combination of individual and group therapies alongside the 12 Step approach, you will begin to let go of the self-destructive behaviors and thought patterns associated with active addiction. You will learn a new way to approach life. Many of us spent years drinking and using. Some of us had forgotten how to show up for life sober—some of us started drinking so early, we never learned. In treatment, you will be taught how to face life’s challenges and obstacles without the use of drugs and alcohol. You will learn how to show up and be accountable, to be the son or daughter, spouse, employee, or parent that you want to be. No longer a slave to drugs and alcohol, you will soon begin to experience the joy that comes with once again being able to participate in life.
Recovering Souls can assist you in finding a licensed and accredited treatment center that offers state-of-the-art medical care and employs an on-site medical staff to monitor your progress throughout your stay at treatment. We are not a treatment center, but a free service that finds help for individuals suffering from alcohol and drug addiction. We are addiction professionals that have spent years working in the field, and through our research and experience, we have compiled an extensive network of detox facilities, treatment centers, and sober living facilities. Our first step is getting to know you, and learning your personal and medical history. We can then determine what treatment center is best suited to provide you with the care you require. It is our goal to give you the support and guidance you need at each step of the way.
If you or someone you love may have a problem with drinking, help is available. Contact Recovering Souls today.