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If you drink alcohol every day or for large portions of the day, your body eventually becomes physically dependent on the substance. Constant use can alter an individual’s brain chemistry, creating a situation where a person must drink to avoid the discomfort of withdrawal symptoms. Alcohol addiction makes it extremely difficult–and sometimes dangerous–to stop drinking without medical supervision. Harmony Hills offers the best, safest alcohol detox program in Florida. Call us today at 855.494.0357 to get started.

What to Expect at Our Alcohol Detox CenterAlcohol Detox Center

Our alcohol and drug detox center provides medical supervision during the withdrawal process. The best way to avoid serious complications is by checking into a well-reviewed medical detox center in Florida. People who detox at treatment facilities are also more likely to succeed in achieving short-term and long-term abstinence and sobriety. Our medical detox program for alcoholism lasts for approximately two weeks. No one looks forward to alcohol detox, but you’d be amazed at the difference a saline drip can make in your overall comfort. It increases the likelihood that people complete treatment and follow through with recovery.

If you are sick of being controlled by alcohol addiction, Harmony Hills is available to help you through a safe detox process. After finishing the detox, you can join our inpatient alcohol recovery community or attend treatment on an outpatient or partial hospitalization basis. In addition to our alcohol detox program, we offer the following mental health treatment therapies for the following co-occurring mental health conditions:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Borderline personality disorder
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Schizoaffective disorder

How Much Alcohol Causes Withdrawal?

When a person is physically dependent on alcohol, stops drinking, or abruptly decreases their consumption, they can suffer from painful side effects. Drinking the following amounts of alcohol for several months at a time will cause symptoms of withdrawal:

  • Eight standard shots or more of liquor
  • Two standard bottles of wine
  • Seven pints of beer

The symptoms of alcohol withdrawal usually last around a week. These symptoms can be confusing to family and friends because they appear similar to the effects of intoxication. Symptoms of alcohol withdrawal include:

  • Vomiting
  • Insomnia
  • Tremors (shakiness)
  • Headache
  • Sweating
  • Fever
  • Extreme anxiety
  • High blood pressure
  • Disorientation

Alcohol Withdrawal Can Be Dangerous

While these symptoms are unpleasant, they are not usually harmful. In rare cases, people may develop hallucinations or life-threatening seizures. If you get sick or anxious without alcohol in your system, attending an alcohol detox program or a residential treatment program can save your life. Harmony Hills offers alcohol treatment through a range of programs alongside residential treatment and detox, such as:

  • Partial hospitalization program (PHP)
  • Intensive outpatient program (IOP)
  • Aftercare program
  • Alumni program

Uncontrolled use of alcohol is responsible for nearly 88,000 deaths in the United States every year. Binge drinking–consuming four or more drinks per occasion by a woman or five or more drinks per occasion by a man–is responsible for about half of these deaths. Binge drinking is associated with many health and interpersonal problems. If you consider entering an alcohol addiction treatment center in Florida, you already know that being an alcoholic is a dangerous lifestyle.

Finding the Best Detox Center

Entering an inpatient substance abuse treatment center can be overwhelming, stressful, and scary. An inpatient detox treatment center will help you with the first step in your recovery. If you or a loved one is considering inpatient detox, contact us today at 855.494.0357

Signs of Alcoholism

  • Daily consumption
  • Impaired social and occupational functioning
  • Alcohol-related violence
  • Absence from work or school
  • Legal difficulties
  • Arguments with family and friends
  • Binges
  • Blackouts
  • Drug use when drinking
  • Loss of control

Short-Term Effects of Alcoholism

  • Alcohol poisoning
  • Acquiring an STD
  • Injuries
  • Violence
  • DUIs
  • Dysfunctional relationships
  • Long-Term Effects of Alcoholism
  • Organ failure (even in young adults)
  • Isolation
  • Dementia
  • Cancer
  • Loss of sexual function
  • Heart disease
  • Cognitive delays
  • Social problems
  • Weakened immune system

Without access to treatment, a person who has developed an alcohol dependency will drink to avoid addressing the consequences of drinking. Alcohol addiction treatment can bring families together to help people stay sober. And it often starts by allowing people to detox safely. The alcohol detox program at Harmony Hills is designed to help people get sober before the consequences of alcoholism really take effect; it is never too late–or too early–to get help. Contact us at 855.494.0357 today.