Alcohol Detox Center at Casa Capri Recovery
A Safe and Supportive Medically Supervised Alcohol Detox
At Casa Capri’s alcohol detox center, your safety and comfort are our top priority. Withdrawals from alcohol can be intense, frightening and even life-threatening and should never be attempted alone. When you arrive at the dually-accredited detox center at Casa Capri Recovery, you’ll be under the care of a medical doctor and our nurturing, compassionate all-female staff 24 hours a day to ensure a soothing, comfortable and safe transition off of alcohol, wine, beer or hard liquor.
In order to keep you feeling relaxed and at ease both physically and emotionally, your doctor may prescribe medication to help alleviate withdrawal symptoms. You need not and should not go through this alone. We are here to love and support you during this crucial step on your road to joyful and lasting recovery. Please call us now at 855-816-8826. Our process admissions team is always available to talk, answer questions and give you hope.
If you’ve ever been to a hospital detox center, you know what a cold and impersonal place it can be. Unlike a conventional clinical detox, the facilities at Casa Capri’s alcohol detox center are a cozy, nurturing and home-like environment designed specifically to support young women as they taper off alcohol and other addictive substances and begin fresh, new, happy sober lives. You’ve been through so much, let the staff at Casa Capri give you the unconditional love you need and deserve.
Personalized Treatments That Deliver Wholehearted Healing
At Casa Capri’s alcohol rehab, your addiction treatment program is personalized to be as unique as you are. We truly understand the obstacles and challenges young women face as they recover from alcohol and drug addiction. For most women, addiction is but a symptom of deep pain; a way to self-medicate and cope with underlying emotional wounds and behavioral patterns. In order to heal your addiction, we’ll help you heal the root causes of your addiction.
No matter what you’ve struggled with; co-occurring mental conditions such as depression and anxiety, trauma, multiple addiction types, eating disorders or a combination of these, we can help you work through, release and heal the deepest parts of your soul. Together, we’ll create a customized program that delivers the exact combination of tools, therapies and life skills – combined with our loving, vibrant community of sober sisters— that will allow you to blossom and build a joyful, meaningful life in recovery. Don’t wait another day to begin your journey to wholehearted living. Please call us now at 855-816-8826
Going to an Alcohol Detox Center for Women
The numbers paint a grim picture: approximately 21.5 million American adults had a substance addiction in 2014, shows a statistic from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health. 80% of them battled alcohol addiction. In fact, one out of every eight people struggles with both drug and alcohol addiction at the same time.
Because alcohol is legal, a lot of people disregard its effect on their health and mental state. So, they engage in precarious behaviors without knowing that alcohol can interfere with their brain’s neurotransmitters and cause addiction.
The symptoms and effects of alcohol addiction vary from person to person based on their environment, medical history, culture, socioeconomic status, and even race. An individualized treatment can help them overcome their disease and live a healthy life free of any relapses.
When Does Withdrawal Start after Stopping Use?
Alcohol withdrawal symptoms begin as early as eight hours after the last drink. People usually start experimenting feelings of anxiety, nausea, and abdominal pain. In the next 24 to 72 hours, the health of the addict will get increasingly worse. Unusual heart rate, confusion, and high blood pressure are some of the most common side effects that occur during the stage.
If the addict doesn’t look for help within the first 72 hours after the last drink, their health can take a turn for the worse. Most people who are trying to flush alcohol out of their systems experience fever, seizures, and even hallucinations.
If the addict goes through all these stages in a controlled and safe environment, the symptoms should start ameliorating within five to seven days.
How Painful Can Withdrawal Be?
After consumption ends, the substance remains active in the body for a set amount of time, called the drug’s “half-life.” But, once the effects cease, people begin experiencing withdrawal symptoms as their bodies no longer know how to function without the help of the substance.
The severity of the withdrawal symptoms can vary based on a variety of factors, such as the length of the addiction, the method of abuse, the amount taken each time, the patient’s family history and genetic makeup, the patient’s medical and mental health condition.
How Can a Medical Alcohol Detox Program Help?
The feelings of pleasure and euphoria experienced when abusing alcohol are, in fact, spikes in the levels of dopamine, norepinephrine, and serotonin the brain produces. A person that will want to experience these feelings over and over again will, thus, continue to abuse alcohol or drugs, as well as increase frequency and dosage. The brain will start adapting to these frequent spikes by altering the natural production of the chemicals and making difficult for the body to reach a balance. What this means is that the body will reduce or even cease producing the chemicals and begin relying on external stimuli. From there to dependency it’s just a short lap.
As expected, simply stopping the use of alcohol will not be enough to overcome dependency. The moment an addicted person stops consuming the substance, they will experience withdrawal symptoms, and the chances of relapsing are high.
A medical detox program will not only help patients flush the substance out of their bodies but also control their withdrawal symptoms and get through the critical period without relapsing.
Are Rapid Alcohol Detox Programs an Option?
People that have too many responsibilities, whether it concerns their families or their jobs, may choose to avoid or postpone seeking treatment. There are, however, some treatment clinics that promote rapid detox programs as a quick fix for alcohol addiction issues.
A rapid alcohol detox program involves putting the patient under general anesthesia and using opiate blockers such as naloxone and naltrexone to force-detox the body. That way, the patient will not feel the withdrawal symptoms and wake up without the urge to consume the substance.
Along with the opiate blockers, patients will receive muscle relaxants or other medication that can help with symptoms. However, the effects of this medication may still linger after the anesthesia has worn off. The rapid detox program can take anywhere from 12 hours to 48 hours, depending on the initial state of the patient.
Obviously, the most important advantage of a rapid alcohol detox is the fact that it takes significantly less time than a normal one. That combined with the fact that it puts patients under anesthesia, allowing them to wake up as a new person, makes rapid detox extremely appealing. One of the biggest fears patients struggling with addiction have concerning the recovery process is the withdrawal phase. A rapid detox eliminates this fear and makes controlling withdrawal symptoms easier.
Are there any drawbacks?
Unfortunately, yes. Studies have shown that the procedure isn’t 100% safe, with risks including inefficacy, aggravation of mental health symptoms, serious health risks, and even fatality.
What Is the Next Step to Recovery after Alcohol Detox?
Detox is only the first step of the recovery process when patients realize they have an addiction problem. Afterwards, it is crucial that the patient receives a treatment tailored to their needs, whether that includes medication, group therapy, one-on-one sessions or other types of therapies.
When it comes to substance addiction, education is vital. Knowing what to expect from the recovery program or how to help a loved one if they are battling addiction can ease the process.
It’s vital to understand that alcohol addiction is as dangerous as any other type of addiction. Just because everyone seems to indulge in alcohol consumption from time to time, it doesn’t make it less damaging. If you notice the signs of addiction in you or someone you care about, don’t hesitate to reach out and ask for help.
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