About 17.6 million Americans today need help at an alcohol detox center. This high number includes people suffering from alcohol use disorder, also called alcohol addiction or alcoholism. No one is beyond help. If you or someone you love experiences alcohol addiction, Beaches Recovery and Tides Edge are ready to help.

About Alcohol Detox

Smiling female clinician at alcohol detox centerAlcohol detox removes all traces of alcohol and related toxins from your body. It also ends your physical alcohol dependence. The detox process takes about a week to ten days. However, detox is only one part of a more significant process for healthy, lasting recovery.

After detox, you enter rehab. Rehab lasts from thirty days to much more extended treatment, depending on your personal needs. In rehab, remember your program provides your best chance for strength in addiction recovery. Take advantage of it as much as possible. Also focus on each day’s insight and education, to achieve your goals, hopes, and dreams toward recovery.

Getting through an Alcohol Detox Center

In an alcohol detox center, you go through withdrawal. Some people have mild withdrawal, only suffering headaches, nausea, shaking and cravings. Others have more difficult symptoms of delirium tremens (DTs), including seizures and hallucinations. No matter how long you’ve had an addiction to alcohol, you need professional help and medical supervision for safe alcohol withdrawal.

At Beaches Recovery in Jacksonville, Florida, people just like you start recovery at Tides Edge. Tides Edge is Beaches’ partner detox program. At Tides Edge, you gain the help you need for your greatest comfort, safety, and security during alcohol detox. Tides Edge is also Joint Commission accredited, meaning they give you the best possible detox treatment.

Other benefits of Tides Edge include:

  • Medical help on a 24-hour basis
  • Medication for your worst symptoms
  • Individualized treatment plans meeting your specific needs
  • Individual, group and family therapies
  • Health insurance acceptance
  • Privacy during your recovery
  • Seamless move into Beaches Recovery for alcohol rehab

Phases of Alcohol Detox

Alcohol withdrawal includes three phases in the alcohol detox timeline. The first phase, acute withdrawal, consists of the physical signs like tremors, the risk for DTs and other symptoms affecting your physical body. You also have a fast heart rate, high blood pressure, sweating, body temperature changes, nausea, and vomiting.

After your physical symptoms go away, you enter the second phase of alcohol detox, early abstinence. In this phase, you suffer psychological effects of your alcohol addiction. Anxiety, depression, and sleeplessness start now but get better during and after rehab.

Doctors and addiction specialists call the third phase of alcohol detox protracted abstinence. Like the second phase, you also feel anxiety in phase three. At the same time, general unease makes you feel poorly about your daily life while you still crave alcohol. This is a time with the highest risk of relapse.

All of the feelings in detox relate to your addiction or its causes. Knowing these feelings get better during detox and rehab gives you hope for recovery. Knowing this also gives you the power to fight the effects of your alcohol addiction, using support and knowledge gained in rehab.

From Alcohol Detox to Rehab, Beaches Recovery Provides Accredited Treatment

Entering an alcohol detox center is a big step. Entering rehab is also a difficult decision.

Like others, you worry about your next steps right now. However, trust that the decision to enter a quality program means you regain your best possible chance for the life you crave so much. You also restore your general wellness and the pride of leading a healthier life in recovery.

Treatment with Beaches Recovery begins at Tides Edge alcohol detox center. Remember, detox is only the first step. You also need rehab. So after detox, you enter rehab for the education, support and personal insight you need for robust recovery.

Programs at Beaches Recovery include:

At Beaches Recovery you learn about your addiction. You also learn why you started abusing alcohol in the first place. From there, you learn how to pick up the pieces of your life and put them back together. Call Beaches Recovery now at 866.605.0532 for more information about our alcohol detox center at Tides Edge.