The Problem at Hand
Alcoholism is a serious, insidious condition that can creep into a person’s life and begin to take it over. What can start out as “partying” or “just having fun” can turn into something far more dangerous. A recreational usage of alcohol just a few times a week can gradually escalate, get out of control and become an unmanageable addiction. Sometimes family and genetic factors can contribute to the onset of alcoholism. Behavior is at times modeled after parents or other family members, but there can also be biological factors inherited within the family as well, making that person more physically prone to addiction.
The Effects of Alcohol
Alcoholism can affect just about anyone from any age group or socio-economic status. Because alcohol is a legal substance and is available for purchase at just about every grocery store and gas station, it is one of the most available and accessible of the addictive substances. This can make an alcohol addiction more difficult to stop in a lasting or permanent way. The temptation to slip back into one’s old ways is perpetual, with advertisements for alcoholic beverages prevalent in magazines, print ads and even on TV.
The effects of alcohol addiction can reach into every area of life. A drinking problem can start to erode the quality of a person’s health, work and personal relationships. It can lead to moodiness, anxiety, depression and other psychological as well as physical conditions. With extended use, alcoholism can start to change the user’s personality.
Help is Available
When alcohol use has gotten out of control, hope is not lost. There is qualified help available when you make the important decision to finally get clean and sober. This decision can mark a turning point in your life, opening the door to no longer living with the burden of alcohol dependence. Blue Water Detox is an excellent choice when the time comes to get help. They are ready and more than qualified to be your partner during this trying time in life. They can help expedite healing and maximize the chances for success. They can also help minimize the chance for relapse.
Why an Alcohol Detox?
Choosing to enter an alcohol detox facility is a big decision, and an important one. Some people try to clean up on their own, only to find the withdrawal symptoms simply too difficult to handle. Withdrawal symptoms that can occur during alcohol detox range from merely uncomfortable to very severe. They tend to be different for each person, depending upon the degree of alcoholism in that person. An alcohol detox center is equipped to handle the entire possible range of detox symptoms. It is staffed with medical professionals, has medical equipment and also medications that can be prescribed to make the detox process the most comfortable experience possible for the patient.
What Happens During Alcohol Detox?
After an initial consultation and intake exam, the new client will be assessed for existing medical and psychological conditions, and then a treatment protocol will be mapped out. The phases of treatment include detox, individual counseling, group counseling and aftercare.
The entire rehab process is from 30 to 90 days long. The detox phase is medical in nature, lasting 3 to 4 days total at the outset of treatment. Qualified medical and psychiatric staff will be on hand 24/7 for whatever might arise during the detox process. If needed, medications can be prescribed to make the detox process as safe, effective and comfortable as possible.
Can I Detox On My Own?
Due to the unpredictable nature of withdrawal symptoms, it is not recommended that you go through the detox process on your own. Blue Water Detox is ready and willing to be your partner on this important journey to getting your life back. You don’t have to go it alone.
Contact Blue Water Detox Center Today
If you or someone you care for is currently caught up in the destructive grip of addiction, please seek help with Blue Water Detox. We are an addiction treatment provider that understands the struggle. We know the suffering of the addict and the heartache of the families involved.
Call us today at the toll free number at the top of the page. If you are fearful of voicing the problem, please simply fill out our form. Any measure of contact is a step in the right direction.