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Alcohol Rehab Detox Centers in Atlanta
It’s easy to tell yourself that you don’t need help with your alcohol use. Because alcohol is legal and so many people engage in social drinking, the lines often get blurred between what’s acceptable and what’s excessive. After a while, however, your body lets you know just how dependent it’s become on alcohol and by then it may be too late to stop on your own. When you or your loved one’s alcohol use has escalated to the point of dependency, you need expert medically supervised detoxification and to help you safely get past your acute physical and psychological withdrawal symptoms.
Why Do I Need Alcohol Detox?
Withdrawal symptoms are one of the primary indicators of dependency. They mean that, even though you may intellectually “want” to stop, changes in your neurochemistry and central nervous system have caused your brain to tell your body you need alcohol to function properly.
Some of the more common symptoms of alcohol withdrawal include:
- Headache and Migraine
- Nausea, Vomiting, and Diarrhea
- Delirium Tremens (DTs)
- Muscle and Joint Pain
- Anxiety and Irritability
- Sensitivity to Light
These symptoms should be handled by an experienced and qualified medical professional who is equipped to comfortably minimize these symptoms, and also knows what to do in the event of a medical emergencies such as cardiac problems or seizures.
What Happens in Alcohol Detox?
Alcohol detox typically lasts around three days to a week and is best administered in a residential treatment facility. Patients are monitored closely by medical staff as the as the blood alcohol concentration levels naturally decrease. Patients may be given certain types of medications, such as Acamprosate, antiadrenergic agents, anticonvulsants, antidepressants, and other medications to assist in detoxification.
Alcohol detox is the first step toward complete recovery and we want to help you start your treatment now. Use our directory below to find a rehab center that administers alcohol detoxification.
Alcohol Detox Rehab Centers in Atlanta
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Legacy Healing Centers
A premier behavioral health provider. We specialize comprehensive treatment of addiction. Legacy uses an individualized client-centered approach, designed to build hope, create a stable support network and achieve long-term health and healing. We take Private Insurance Only. View ListingCall :754-399-1216