Alcohol Detox Center

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Alcohol is legal, widely available, and culturally acceptable in the United States. It’s common for people to drink at celebrations, sporting events, with meals, and after a day of work. However, alcohol can be incredibly addictive, and even seemingly casual use can be dangerous for some individuals. Alcohol addiction involves a physical and psychological dependence on the substance. An individual who has an alcohol use disorder might feel like they need to drink to get through the day, or they might experience withdrawal symptoms when they try to stop. At San Antonio Recovery Center, we offer an alcohol detox center designed to help those struggling with alcoholism.

Detox is the first step on the road to recovery. During detox, as the last of the substance leaves the body, it’s possible that you might experience withdrawal symptoms or cravings. Without medical care and support, many individuals relapse in order to feel relief. However, our alcohol detox center offers the compassionate care you need to begin recovery with a strong foundation.

Learn more about San Antonio Recovery Center’s alcohol detox center in Texas by reaching out to our team today at 866.957.7885.

What Is Alcohol Detox?

Alcohol detox is the process in which alcohol is flushed from the body. This is a natural process--while there are some medications that might be prescribed during detox, alcohol will leave your system on its own over time. However, detox is often accompanied by withdrawal symptoms. In an alcohol detox center, consistent support and medical care ensure that those going through detox don’t experience complications relating to these withdrawal symptoms.

San Antonio Recovery Center’s alcohol detox program provides everything you need to get through withdrawal. In our supportive, peaceful environment, you’ll be able to focus on your recovery away from the stresses of everyday life.

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Signs and Symptoms of Alcohol Withdrawal

An individual who is addicted to alcohol will likely experience withdrawal symptoms anywhere from six to 12 hours after they last ingest alcohol. The severity of withdrawal they experience will depend on the length of their addiction and the amount they have previously used.

Alcohol withdrawal symptoms include:

  • Anxiety
  • Nausea
  • Tremors in hands
  • Sweating
  • Insomnia
  • Vomiting

For some people, 24 hours after their last drink, they may begin to hallucinate. These hallucinations can be visual, tactile, or auditory. There are also psychological withdrawal symptoms from alcohol. After the end of physical withdrawal, former drinkers experience post-acute withdrawal syndrome (PAWS). PAWS causes intense cravings, insomnia, mood changes, and other negative symptoms. PAWS, unlike physical withdrawal, can occur for weeks or even months after the patient has finished detox and stopped drinking.

Why do these withdrawal symptoms occur? Over time, heavy alcohol use causes psychological addiction as well as physical dependence. Both the body and the brain come to rely on the substance to function, and taking it away can cause physical and mental pain. This is why an alcohol detox center is the right place to go through this process--you’ll have medical support as well as access to counseling during these challenging early days of recovery.

Are You a Candidate for Detox?

Not sure whether an alcohol detox program or ongoing treatment is right for you? Because of alcohol’s legal status and even its place in popular culture, it can be hard to determine if your drinking habits have crossed the line into addiction or dependence.

To find out if you or a loved one is a candidate for a detox program, consider the following:

  • Do you spend a great deal of your time drinking and recovering from the effects of alcohol?
  • Have you engaged in risky behavior while under the influence, like driving or unsafe sex?
  • Do you feel like you need to drink to get through the day?
  • Have your friends, and family members expressed concerns about your drinking habits?
  • Do you experience withdrawal symptoms when you try to stop drinking?
  • Have you relapsed after a period of sobriety?
  • Have you continued to drink even in the face of negative consequences, such as problems at work, at school, or in your personal relationships?
  • Do you drink in order to feel relief from mental health issues like anxiety or depression?

If you can answer “yes” to any of the above, our alcohol detox program might be right for you.

What to Expect in a Detox Program

In our alcohol detox center, we create personalized treatment plans for each of our clients. Physical health, the length of the addiction, and co-occurring mental health issues are all taken into account when designing an approach to treatment. However, some of what you can expect during your time in our detox program includes:

  • Medical Care – Our team will monitor your condition and ensure that you don’t experience any complications from withdrawal.
  • Medication – Certain medications can relieve withdrawal symptoms and curb cravings.
  • One-on-one Counseling – Individual sessions with a therapist can help you work through challenging emotions.
  • Group Therapy – Discover a strong network of support in sessions with others in recovery.
  • Experiential Therapy – Learn more about yourself and rediscover life without drugs and alcohol.

In addition, we offer family therapy when appropriate. Our residential clients at San Antonio Recovery Center enjoy comfortable living spaces with amenities to help them feel safe and supported.

Benefits of Medical Detox

A common misconception surrounding alcohol addiction is that the individual can simply stop drinking. In fact, quitting cold turkey while suffering from alcoholism causes a number of health problems. Withdrawal symptoms begin soon after the person has had their last drink. During addiction, withdrawal causes the person to drink more. After addiction, the withdrawal intensifies. An alcohol detox center monitors patients as they begin withdrawal and detox. The patient is kept safe, comfortable, and away from the temptation to relapse.

One withdrawal symptom specific to alcohol is delirium tremens. These tremors and hallucinations can be life-threatening. The heart rate increases, a fever begins, and, as the name suggests, the patient is delirious and confused. Staff at an alcohol detox center can identify when delirium tremens starts and reduce the chance of it occurring altogether. Medical staff also watch out for seizures, which can also be fatal to the patient.

Treatment for Alcohol Addiction

We offer a full continuum of care from detox to aftercare. We support our clients every step of the way on their journey to recovery and help them heal in body, mind, and spirit. Long-term recovery is our goal. Through therapy and counseling, our clients develop the healthy coping skills they need to avoid relapse, even during times of stress.

Dual diagnosis treatment is also available. In these programs, clients work to manage both mental health issues as well as substance use disorders in a healthy, sustainable way.

Our Treatment Programs

At San Antonio Recovery Center, we offer a wide range of treatment programs. Once our clients complete our detox program, they can participate in the following:

  • Residential Treatment – An inpatient program that involves living in our center full-time during treatment. We remove all distractions and triggers to let our patients focus on treatment.
  • Intensive Outpatient Treatment – An IOP, or intensive outpatient program, allows residents to return to their homes after their day in treatment is complete.
  • Aftercare Program – Our aftercare program offers the opportunity for alumni to remain in contact with their peers from treatment and creates a support network for those seeking success in long-term recovery.
  • Men's Rehab – A program specially designed to treat men suffering from addiction and substance use disorders. This involves both group and individual therapy to overcome addiction.
  • Women's Rehab – A program specially designed to treat women suffering from addiction and substance use disorders. Group and individual therapy help women overcome their struggles together.
  • Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings – We host 12-step meetings, including Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, which help bring those in recovery together and form a common bond as a form of sobriety support.
  • Narcotics Anonymous Meetings – Likewise, San Antonio Recovery Center hosts Narcotics Anonymous meetings to help those struggling with drug addiction overcome addiction with the help of a 12-step program.

To enroll in our alcohol detox center in Texas, contact San Antonio Recovery Center today. Our team is ready to help you begin your recovery journey.

Reach Out to San Antonio Recovery Center

Our alcohol detox center is in the heart of Texas, making it a great location for residents from all over the state to seek treatment. We commonly treat patients from other cities who are seeking a change of scenery while undergoing the recovery process. In our center, you’ll find compassionate care, a welcoming environment, and the evidence-based treatment option you need to make lasting changes in your life.

Take back your life from alcohol addiction and give yourself the best chance at long-term, sustainable recovery. Reach out to our treatment center today. Our team will be happy to verify your insurance, tell you more about program specifics, and begin our admissions process.

You can contact San Antonio Recovery Center at 866.957.7885 or reach out to us online today.


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