Alcohol Detox requires safe and careful rehab treatment. At Sovereign Health of California's dual diagnosis rehabilitation center, we do not offer detox services, but we refer our clients to an excellent local hospital and provide care after detox is complete.

That means our patients receive scheduled medical services from a qualified doctor to ease the pains and discomfort of alcohol detox, followed by comfortable rehabilitation in our offsite living accommodations.

Here, at Sovereign Health Treatment, we offer a complete package for detox and rehabilitation from alcohol addiction. Our highly qualified, experienced staff are available 24/7, offering care and support from initial intervention, through the detox phase and on into ongoing successful recovery. Our programs are affordable and are at the cutting edge of alcohol abuse treatment.

We combine traditional treatment methods with holistic alternatives to ensure our clients achieve long-term sobriety and a successful re-integration into society. Our program succeeds, where others fail!

For a list of some of the treatments we offer, please visit what we offer page

Is this service right for you? Ask yourself these questions to find out:

  • Do you find yourself drinking more and more for the same effect?
  • Do you binge on alcohol at least once a week?
  • Do you sometimes do or say things you might later regret?
  • Are there others in your life who feel that your drinking is an issue even though you may not feel that way?
  • Do you sometimes drink more than you planned?

If at least one of the above of the above is true and you are free of serious physical and psychiatric complications when you stop drinking, then you may qualify for detox.

What you should know about alcohol detox

Alcohol detox is most effective when provided in an alcohol treatment center, or drug rehab center, under the supervision of a doctor. There are several reasons for this. For example, alcohol detox without medical monitoring can be dangerous. Daily alcohol use causes physical dependence. Persons physically dependent on alcohol must drink daily in order to ward off withdrawal symptoms. These symptoms may include seizure, vomiting, hallucinations, high blood pressure and anxiety. Although hallucinations are among the most disturbing of the symptoms of alcohol detox, it is in fact seizures which put people at the greatest risk of injury or death and require admission to drug rehab.

If you're at risk of seizure during alcohol detox, you must be stabilized medically to ensure safety. The risks involved with alcohol detox cannot be understated. Alcohol detox is the only detox which is considered life threatening. Who is at risk of seizure? Generally, persons who drink daily and have done so for a long period of time. The American Society of addiction medication guidelines states that anyone who drinks 16 ounces of 80% proof alcohol or more daily is at risk and must be monitored during alcohol detox.

In alcohol detox, you may be given medication to stabilize vital functions such as blood pressure, as well as medications to relieve physical discomfort. Alcohol detox generally lasts 5-7 days but it is not uncommon for it to last up to 12-14 days in severe cases. Only those who are determined by a doctor to be free of major risks may enter outpatient alcohol detox. Most alcohol abuse treatment professionals recommend admission to drug rehab or alcohol abuse treatment after the completion of alcohol detox.

Alcohol abuse treatment generally lasts at least 28 days, but this can be shortened in some cases. For the most part, experts agree that longer stays are more effective in ensuring long term recovery. When alcoholism is complicated by mental health issues, stays in dual diagnosis centers are recommended.

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