Solution based treatment alcohol detox

Alcohol Detox 

Looking for “alcohol detox near me?” If so, Solution Based Treatment is here to help. We offer medically assisted alcohol detox for people from all over the United States. Best of all, we accept insurance from a wide variety of insurance providers.

Medications Used in Alcohol Detox

There are several medications used in alcohol detox. Benzodiazepines, a kind of sedative, are commonly used to reduce the risk of seizures. Anticonvulsants are used to manage acute withdrawal symptoms and seizure activity, as well. 

Other kinds of medications that may be used include:

  • Barbiturates, which treat withdrawal symptoms
  • Disulfiram, which inhibits the metabolism of alcohol in the body
  • Naltrexone, which can help decrease the urge to drink
  • Acamprosate, which helps rebalance the central nervous system
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Alcohol Detox Timeline

If you or someone you know has been drinking alcohol heavily for weeks, months, or years, then you may need to go through detoxification to prevent severe symptoms of alcohol withdrawal. 

How long does it take to detox from alcohol? The alcohol detox timeline is different for everyone based on the severity of their tolerance, dependency, and addiction. Here are a few things you can expect. 

  • Six hours after you stop drinking, you may begin to get mild symptoms of withdrawal. Symptoms could include nausea, insomnia, sweating, vomiting, nausea, and anxiety. Some people won’t have symptoms beyond these. 
  • From 12 to 48 hours following the last time you had a drink, you may start to notice more significant issues. If you drank heavily in the past, you could get hallucinations or seizures (these symptoms are most common in acute cases and within the first two days of stopping alcohol). Going through withdrawal symptoms at the hospital or detoxification clinic will help prevent and manage these symptoms. 
  • Two to three days after your last drink, there may be a risk of delirium tremens (DTs). DTs causes hallucinations, delusions, confusion, a racing heart, high blood pressure, and fever. In rare cases, DTs can be fatal. Fortunately, these symptoms are rare and occur in only around 5% of those with alcohol withdrawal symptoms. 

Symptoms of alcohol withdrawal usually peak within 72 hours and will begin to abate after that. 

Symptoms of Alcohol Withdrawal

Symptoms of alcohol withdrawal may include:

  • Anxiety
  • Mood swings
  • Fatigue
  • Irritability
  • Depression
  • Nightmares/Night terrors
  • Trouble thinking clearly
  • Loss of appetite 
  • Enlarged pupils
  • A rapid heart rate
  • Clammy skin
  • Tremors
  • Headaches
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting

More serious symptoms may be a sign of delirium tremens (DTs) and include:

  • Severe agitation
  • Delirium (severe confusion)
  • Seizures
  • Hallucinations
  • Agitation
  • Fever

In the Event of Emergency from Alcohol Withdrawal (CALL 911)

Alcohol withdrawal symptoms can become life-threatening and must be taken seriously. Most people will go through alcohol withdrawal without significant negative effects. However, those who develop delirium tremens or who have intense vomiting or other symptoms may need medical support right away. 

If someone who is going through alcohol withdrawal becomes unresponsive, has an irregular heartbeat, is agitated or violent, has seizures, stops breathing, or has other serious signs of illness, call 911 immediately. 

Coverage for Alcohol Detox

Alcohol detoxification may be covered by your normal insurance coverage, which gives you an opportunity to choose a provider to work with to prevent and manage withdrawal symptoms.

Residential Treatment for Alcohol Addiction

Residential treatment for alcohol addiction typically follows detoxification. Residential treatment includes 30, 60, or 90 days of around-the-clock care and monitoring. 

Intensive Outpatient Programs for Alcohol Addiction

As you’re learning more about how to detox from alcohol, you may come across intensive outpatient programs (IOP). Intensive outpatient programs don’t require you to live inside a facility or receive 24-hour care. However, you will need to attend the program for a few hours at a time for several days a week. 

Partial Hospitalization Programs for Alcohol Addiction

These programs are beneficial because they work like hospitalization during the day but allow you to return to your home at night. You may be able to go through detox and start rehabilitation in this kind of program. 

Will Insurance Cover Alcohol Detox?

Insurance companies may cover alcohol detox depending on your plan and benefits. You can easily check your insurance benefits with Solution Based Treatment. Call us at (833) 999-1941 to see if your insurance will cover 100% of the cost of our alcohol detox program.

PPO insurance coverage for alcohol detox

PPO plans typically allow you to see both in- and out-of-network providers for alcohol detox or other substance use disorder treatments. You may pay more to see an out-of-network provider.

HMO insurance coverage for alcohol detox

HMO insurance coverage generally only covers in-network providers. You may pay less monthly for your coverage but be more limited in who you can see for treatment. 

Our Alcohol Detox Program

If you’re wondering, “how long is alcohol detox?” our team can help. We’ll walk you through the different detoxification processes we used to help you step away from alcohol and move forward with your life. Then, once you’re sober, we’ll help you stay that way. 

Once Detox is Complete: Transition to Our Residential Alcohol Rehab

How long to detox from alcohol from day one? That depends on how severe your withdrawal symptoms are, but many people complete treatment within a few days. After that, you can move on to our residential treatment facility, which gives you the 24-hour care and monitoring you need after detoxing. 

Our Intensive Outpatient Program for Alcohol Use Disorder

We also offer an intensive outpatient program for alcohol use disorder that allows you to get the help you need without having to stay in a residential facility overnight. Call our Admissions Department at (833) 999-1941 to learn more about how to get started. 

Getting Admitted to Our Alcohol Detox Program

Ready to get admitted and start the detoxification process? We can help. Call us today at (833) 999-1941. 

Our Treatment Team

Our treatment team walks with you every step of the way. From our Admissions Team to the medical providers and counselors who will work with you, we’re here to provide the support you need to start a new, sober life. 

Why Solution Based Treatment for Alcohol Detox?

At Solution Based Treatment, we put you first as you make this life-changing decision. We are the nation’s leading provider of inpatient and intensive outpatient care for both mental health and substance use disorders; you’re in good hands.

We also offer continuing care like intensive outpatient programs and day treatment (Partial Hospitalization Programs) to local residents in the following cities: Canyon Lake, CA, Corona, CA, Escondido, CA, Fallbrook, CA, French Valley, CA, Lake Elsinore, CA, Menifee, CA, Murrieta, CA, San Marcos, CA, Temecula, CA, Vista, CA and Wildomar, CA.

FAQ’s about alcohol detox

How long is alcohol detox? 

Normally, alcohol detoxification takes between three and seven days. 

Why choose medical detox? 

Detoxing with a medical team to monitor you and medications to ease your symptoms will make the process simpler and safer, so you can move on to rehabilitation sooner. 


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