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Medical Detox in Treatment Centers Reduces Dangers of Alcohol Detox

Alcohol is by far the most widely abused drug in the entire world. Socially accepted and legal throughout the world, alcohol is the preferred drug of choice for millions of people across the world which is no wonder why so many people suffer from alcohol addiction. Unfortunately, individuals who drink alcohol regularly are subject to physical and psychological dependence that can cause some dangerous consequences when it comes time to stop drinking. In fact, alcohol detox is one of the most dangerous events that takes place in addiction treatment.

The very first step to overcoming alcohol addiction is to safely detox from this dangerous substance. The first days that an addict goes without a drink are both physically and mentally challenging and can even be exhausting. Withdrawal symptoms can become so severe that medical intervention is necessary to assure the safety of the recovering addict. Choosing an alcohol treatment center that provides medical detox assures the safety of the recovering addict throughout the addiction treatment process.

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Alcohol addiction can be helped with medical detox.

Alcohol treatment centers that provide medical detox can help reduce the dangers of alcohol detox by providing around the clock medical care, monitoring and supervision during this difficult time. The dangers of alcohol detox (which can be properly treated or prevented in a medical detox center) include:

  • Rapid heart beat
  • High fever
  • Seizures
  • Convulsions
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Delusions

While alcohol detox is not always as dangerous as it sounds, the recovering addict has little to no way of knowing if they will be subject to the most dangerous of the withdrawal symptoms which is why it is so important that an individual who suffers from alcohol addiction seek help at a treatment center that provides medical detox. Medical detox is a method of providing the addict with medical care and monitoring as well as various medications as necessary to assure a safe and overall comfortable detox from alcohol.

If you or someone you know is addicted to alcohol and needs help finding an alcohol treatment center that provides a safe medical detox program, call 1-888-461-2155 to speak with a Treatment Centers referral specialist today.

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