Chronic, excessive drinking can lead to physiological tolerance and dependence on alcohol. When this dependency exists, a person will need medically supervised detoxification to safely stop drinking or serious and even life-threatening conditions can occur. Seizures, delirium tremens (DTs), or death are all possible if alcohol withdrawal is not medically managed.
Inpatient – The Detox House
One of the greatest obstacles to getting sober is the fear of the difficult withdrawal symptoms one must endure. At Turning Point Recovery, our Detox House provides a comfortable, private, home-like environment in which to detox. Professionally trained staff are on hand to administer medications that will help lessen the symptoms a patient may experience. Our technicians are on-site 24/7 allowing us to make sure our patients are safe, receiving the prescription medications they require, as well as the nutrition necessary to restore their body to health. Think of it as the start of a total body healing process.
What better way to provide a positive start to recovery than by offering a detox environment that feels like home and offers the medical attention needed for a safe and successful detox.
Having a full-service kitchen and a cook on site is one of the best perks we offer at our detox house. We have a staff member that is able to cook for all of our patients. Should a patient choose to cook for themselves we support them with assistance in the kitchen. Whether it be for a gluten intolerance or a specific food allergy, we are able to accommodate most dietary needs.
Physical detox is only the tip of the iceberg in a successful detoxification process. Our clinical staff makes it a point to visit our detox house each day to get to know each patient and begin the process of recovery.
Our specialists understand recovery and work tirelessly, pulling together countless resources to make sure each patient leaves our Detox House ready for success.
Outpatient Detox for Alcohol
Many clients need medically supervised detox services but are unwilling or unable to enter into residential care due to work or family obligations. Turning Point Recovery’s Outpatient Detox program allows clients to detox comfortably at home. Clients receive medication to alleviate withdrawal symptoms of alcohol and regular medical oversight to ensure that their detox is as comfortable and safe as possible.
After an initial medical assessment, clients are presented with a detox protocol specific to their individual situation. Clients check in with our medical staff daily to ensure that their alcohol detox is progressing smoothly and to have any questions they may have answered. A typical alcohol detox period lasts 3 – 5 days depending on each client’s amount and frequency of use.
Once detox is complete, clients are able to continue their recovery as part of our Intensive Outpatient Program.
During your initial assessment, our detox team will discuss Vivitrol (Naltrexone) and Accudetox with you. Vivitrol is an injectable, non-addictive medication which helps reduce cravings for alcohol and opioids. We also offer Acudetox, another powerful tool to assist you during your detox period.
Detoxing from Alcohol – Withdrawal Symptoms
The abrupt cessation of alcohol can precipitate serious and sometimes dangerous withdrawal symptoms. Because your body has become dependent on these substances to function, in their absence it lacks the ability to function normally, In time your body will adjust, the withdrawal symptoms will abate, and the body will return to normal.
Detoxification is the process of safely withdrawing your body from a substance with the aid of medications and other techniques that lessen the uncomfortable symptoms and reduce cravings.
You may be wondering if you need detox? Before you decide you can stop on your own, call to schedule an assessment with us and a medical professional will determine a safe and effective detox plan for you. Our innovative detox protocols for both alcohol and drug addiction minimize the discomfort of withdrawal, reduce cravings, and help prevent relapse.
Unfortunately, people who are suffering from alcohol addiction often do not realize just how strong their bodies and minds have become dependent until they attempt to cut back or quit drinking. There is another way to end the destructive hold of alcohol and start anew.
After a successful detox, a client can move towards maintaining long-term sobriety and recovery through continued treatment in our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP). After a short-term detox, we recommend Vivitrol for many of our clients. Vivitrol is an extremely effective medication that lasts for 28 days and helps block further cravings for alcohol.