Mallard’s Medically Assisted Alcohol Detox Program Has Several Advantages

  • A Place to Recover in A Safe Environment  

One of the most significant drawbacks of detoxing at home is the increased chances of relapsing. A significant cause is the absence of a regulated environment. People are more likely to be exposed to stressors at home. Examples of this might be overdue bills, pictures, the availability of drugs in the home, or relatives and acquaintances who might be using drugs. The reality is that alcoholism often extends in families suggesting that many people with AUDs are in conditions that make it tough for them to safely and successfully detox.  

  • Affordability of Medical Treatment and Life-Saving Drugs

Medical alcohol detox also has the added benefit of allowing patients suffering from more severe withdrawal effects to be given medication to alleviate their discomfort and prevent their health concerns from worsening. Individuals with AUD are more likely to suffer from mineral deficiencies such as magnesium, phosphate, and salt.

An extreme form of alcohol withdrawal known as Delirium Tremens (DT) requires medical attention. Difficulty controlling one’s rage and violence are all signs of DTs. Twenty percent of AUD detox patients have delirium tremens, which may last anywhere from three to ten days. The associated withdrawal symptoms may be life-threatening, demanding round-the-clock medical care. Those who fail to seek treatment for DTs have a 15% greater chance of dying from it. In fact, 20% of all AUD patients who seek treatment will have delirium-tremens-like symptoms throughout their detoxification process.

Alcoholism is typically treated with the following medications:

  • Barbiturates

It has been discovered that barbiturates, such as phenobarbital, are effective in treating convulsions and other withdrawal symptoms.

  • Benzodiazepines

Valium and other benzodiazepines, such as Librium, are sedatives used to alleviate physical and mentally induced withdrawal symptoms during alcohol detoxes, such as sleep disorders and seizures.

  • Medical Detoxification Is More Reliable

The more serious a person’s alcohol addiction is, the more serious their withdrawal symptoms will be. Anyone with an alcohol use problem who engages in binge drinking or drinks excessively in a short while is said to engage in excessive drinking. Long-term alcohol use may lead to a variety of health issues, including: 

  • Liver disease
  • Dementia. 
  • Heart difficulties 
  • Delusion
  • Anemia
  • Convulsions
  • Severe depression and anxiety

These health issues can complicate medical alcohol detox. Every step of the detox process is carefully monitored to ensure the patient’s safety and any underlying health issues or long-term conditions are considered and handled. During your stay, you’ll have access to 24-hour medical care and monitoring from our staff. As a result, if problems arise that were not expected, well-trained health specialists will be ready to handle them swiftly and effectively. While home detoxes may be hazardous and destructive, they are also a viable option.

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After recovering from these withdrawal symptoms, inpatient or outpatient treatment may be recommended. Dependency rehabilitation programs include behavioral therapy, psychotherapy, and empowerment groups to help patients cope with the psychological components of their addictions. If you are dealing with AUD, we encourage you to contact our professionals at Mallard Lake Detox Center in Houston. Let us know if there’s anything we can do to help you out.