Alcohol Detox Program in Charlotte

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Individuals with serious alcohol use disorder often have to drink every few hours in order to prevent withdrawal symptoms from occurring, which can create interruptions in their relationships, employment or daily functioning.

According to the National Institute of Health, 29.5 million people ages 12 and older had alcohol use disorder (AUD) in 2021. Men were more likely to have AUD, with 16.6 million males having AUD in 2021, compared to 13 million women.

For anyone who experiences severe withdrawal symptoms from alcohol, it’s important to avoid suddenly stopping alcohol consumption without medical support. Since the body has become chemically dependent on alcohol, withdrawal symptoms from quitting abruptly can cause immediate medical complications and possibly death. The safest way to quit drinking and manage any withdrawal symptoms is to enroll in a medical detox program.

While the withdrawal process may seem daunting, Freedom Detox provides medically-monitored care 24 hours a day to ensure our clients transition through withdrawal as efficiently and safely as possible. We offer group and individual therapy during your stay at Freedom, and each client leaves with a collaborative discharge and aftercare plan to effectively continue their recovery journey.

To get help now, call our team at (800) 475-2312, or contact us online.

Stages of Withdrawal

Withdrawal can look different for everyone. We’ve helped countless individuals detox and move on to live improved lives. While withdrawal can be difficult, we know what to expect and will help you through teach stage of the process.

Stage One:

There are three main stages of alcohol abuse withdrawal. The first begins about eight hours after your last drink and lasts for 2-3 days.

Symptoms include:

  • Accelerated heartbeat
  • Clammy skin
  • Depression
  • Excess sweating
  • Headaches
  • Inability to focus
  • Irritation
  • Less energy
  • Mood changes
  • Nausea
  • Nervousness
  • Nightmares
  • No appetite
  • Pupil dilation
  • Restlessness
  • Sleeplessness
  • Trembling appendages
  • Vomiting

Call (800) 475-2312 to inquire about admission or to speak to a Charlotte detox professional.

Stage Two:

The second stage of alcohol withdrawal is more severe than the first, with symptoms that progress quickly.

Symptoms include:

  • Muscle rigidity
  • Loss of bowel control
  • Loss of bladder control
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Respiratory disruptions
  • Jaw clenching
  • Teeth clenching
  • Biting the cheek or tongue uncontrollably
  • Blood pressure spikes
  • Hallucinations

Stage Three:

The third stage of withdrawal can last as long as three or four days and includes many of the symptoms you’ll experience in the first two stages. Medical assistance is imperative in the third stage because symptoms can lead to respiratory and cardiovascular issues.

Symptoms include:

  • Confusion
  • Hallucination
  • Inability to focus
  • Fever
  • Pupil dilation
  • Sweating

Detox requires a safe environment and support. Our first priority is the safety of our clients.