Alcohol Detox Program
When is an Alcohol Detox Program Needed?
Because your body has gotten use to the presence of large amounts of alcohol, physical dependence can occur. Alcohol sedates (depresses) the central nervous system, and long-term and heavy use creates a condition where your nervous system gets used to a chronic state of sedation. When the alcohol is abruptly stopped, different parts of the nervous system react in different ways causing alcohol withdrawal symptoms. Withdrawal symptoms can range from mild to severe.
As stated, alcohol withdrawal symptoms can be severe—and even life threatening—depending on the person’s physiological response to alcohol withdrawal after suddenly stopping drinking after prolonged and heavy use. Also, prior repeated abrupt detoxes without medication can increase the severity of withdrawal. A detox program may be needed depending on the severity of the person’s physical dependency, detox history, and any medical problems he or she may have, e.g., heart problems, nutritional deficiency. A medical detox program provides appropriate levels of medication and medical monitoring during the alcohol detox process. There are specific medications that are used in a medical detox which take the edge off of withdrawal symptoms. The medication gives your body what it needs regarding this physical dependence, without the intoxication of the alcohol.
Drug & Alcohol Rehab Asia and Detox Program
As indicated in the above section, When is an Alcohol Detox Program Needed?, not everyone who needs rehab for drug and alcohol use needs a detox program. We are partners with Bangkok Hospital-Trat, which is a JCI and The European Aeromedical Institute accredited hospital. Upon arrival at the Trat Airport, you will be escorted to Bangkok Hospital-Trat by an English speaking member of their staff. All clients, before entering rehab at DARA, will be admitted to Bangkok Hospital-Trat for 24 hours for a full medical assessment and observation which is included in the price of your DARA treatment package. If it is you need more than a 24-hour stay at the hospital for in-patient detoxing, you will, however, be responsible for the additional fees directly to the hospital.
Getting off of drugs or alcohol is the start of your recovery and rehab process, and a detox program may be part of that process. Once you arrive at our rehab center on the island, you’ll begin your therapy and counseling program. At Drug & Alcohol Rehab Asia, our primary therapeutic approach utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), a type of therapy that has been shown, through research, to be one of the most effective therapeutic strategies for treating addictions.
For more information about our program components, our treatment philosophy, and our great facilities and location, please don’t hesitate to call our hotline open 24/7.
Source for some content on this page: Recovery Options: The Complete Guide (2000) by Joseph Volpicelli, M.D., Ph.D.and Maia Szalavitz