Medical alcohol detoxification is needed when a patient is consuming alcohol to a degree that they begin to experience unpleasant symptoms when they try to stop. These symptoms are, in turn, lessened when the patient resumes drinking alcohol thus perpetuating a cycle of alcohol consumption. These cycles are very difficult, if not impossible to stop without medical intervention. Some of the symptoms a patient may experience include: anxiety, nervousness, nausea, vomiting, tremors, sweating, pallor, insomnia, and nightmares.
Alcohol detoxification is a medical process that carries some risks and should not be undertaken lightly. At Addiction Therapy Services, you will be evaluated and managed by a physician with dual ABMS board certification in Emergency Medicine and Addiction Medicine and years of experience treating these conditions safely.
Outpatient alcohol detoxification can be carried out perfectly safely in the majority of cases at a fraction of the cost of inpatient treatment. At Addiction Therapy Services the patient can seamlessly begin outpatient care for alcohol abuse disorder (colloquially called alcoholism) as well. It will be impossible to tell fully if you are a candidate for outpatient therapy until you are examined in our facility; however patients with known seizure disorder, seizures with prior alcohol detoxification, patients on benzodiazepines (Xanax, Valium, Ativan, etc) are NOT typically candidates for outpatient care. At a minimum, you will need visit our facility daily as determined on intake and have a sober family member or friend who can help.