Do you know that you need help for a drinking problem? Are you considering attempting to self detox at home? We applaud you for recognizing that you need to get sober. However, we also want you to know that the symptoms of alcohol withdrawal can be uncomfortable and sometimes dangerous. Therefore, self alcohol detox at home is a practice that we do not recommend. To safely and effectively get through the withdrawal process and move on to successful recovery, we urge you to consider seeking medically-managed detox from a reputable drug and alcohol rehab center. \r\nWhy is Alcohol Detox at Home a Bad Idea?\r\nAlcohol affects many parts of the body, particularly the nervous system. Over time, the body requires alcohol to behave normally. If use suddenly ceases, the body goes into panic mode. Alcohol withdrawal is extremely individual. The severity of symptoms and duration will depend largely on how much and how long the user has been abusing alcohol, the individual's medical history, the possible presence of a co-occurring mental disorder, childhood trauma, family genetics, and other factors. \r\nThe 3 Phases of Alcohol Withdrawal\r\nIn general, alcohol withdrawal symptoms begin to appear between six and 48 hours after the last drink. \r\n\r\nAlcohol withdrawal is broken down into three phases:\r\n\r\nStage 1: Mild. During this initial phase of withdrawal, individuals can expect symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, anxiety, insomnia, abdominal discomfort or pain, loss of appetite, feelings of fatigue and drowsiness, tremors, depression, cloudy mental focus, shifting mood swings, depression, and heart palpitations.\r\n\r\nDuring this first phase, as many\u00a0as 25 percent of individuals will experience tremors, most commonly within the first 24 hours after the last drink. \r\n\r\nStage 2: Moderate. Symptoms include extreme mood swings, heightened blood pressure, increased body temperature and respiration, mental cloudiness, irregular heartbeat, excessive sweating, and irritability.\r\n\r\nStage 3: Severe\/Delirium Tremens. The last and most intense phase of alcohol withdrawal produces symptoms like hallucinations, fevers, seizures, extreme confusion, and agitation. Delirium tremens refers to the most severe type of alcohol withdrawal. It affects approximately 3-5 percent of individuals who experience alcohol withdrawal. If not treated, it can be fatal.\r\nMedical Detox for Alcohol Withdrawal\r\nNow that you know the potential dangers associated with alcohol detox at home, it is time to find an alcohol rehab center that is equipped to handle your treatment and address your individual needs. At Beaches Recovery in Jacksonville, Florida, there is quality, compassionate, and affordable treatment available that can help you get back on your feet and regain control over the direction of your life. \r\n\r\nRecovery might seem frightening to you now, but we promise to take the stress and complication out of the process so that you can be free to focus on what matters: resting, healing, and relearning how to live without the need for alcohol or any other mind-altering substance. \r\n\r\nWe offer:\r\n\r\n \tLuxurious, JCAHO-accredited, 30-bed facility located in sunny Jacksonville, Florida\r\n \tStructured inpatient drug and alcohol program\r\n \tIntensive outpatient drug and alcohol program\r\n \tDetox at our local partner off-site facility where you will be overseen by medical staff\r\n \tPrimary Care overseen by your own physician and psychologist\r\n \tExtended Care\r\n \tTransitional Living\r\n \tSober Living\r\n \tIntensive therapy - individual, group, and family sessions\r\n \tDual diagnosis treatment plans\r\n \tPersonalized treatment plan created based on your personal history with addiction, family history, childhood traumas, and other events that have shaped your life\r\n\r\nTreatment You Can Trust\r\nDon't suffer in agony with an alcohol problem any longer. Alcohol detox at home is not a safe option, but at Beaches Recovery in Jacksonville, Florida, you can have peace of mind knowing your detox and recovery will be overseen by experienced and compassionate professionals who are dedicated to seeing you through until successful completion of one of our programs. Call us today at <a href='tel:8666050532'>866.605.0532</a> to learn more about how our esteemed treatment programs can help you turn your life around.