Alcohol detoxification is the process of ridding the body of the toxins found in alcohol.
Facts about Alcohol Addiction
Most people who choose to drink alcohol never imagine that they could become an alcoholic. Addiction does begin with a personal choice to consume alcohol. However, the addiction will eventually take over the person’s life. The addict’s brain functioning will change and they will become chemically dependent on the substance. Some people are able to drink alcohol occasionally and never get addicted. Others may consume alcohol a few times and become addicted to it right away. The reasons why people become addicted to alcohol are varied, but if there is no intervention then the problem will continue to grow.
Teen Alcohol Use Statistics
- In 2013, the Youth Risk Behavior Survey found that 39% of high school students had consumed alcohol at least once during the 30 days prior to being surveyed
- Nearly 1 out of every 4 high school students surveyed had been a passenger in a car with someone who had been drinking alcohol
- In 2011, the Monitoring the Future Survey found 70% of high school seniors had tried alcohol
- According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, alcohol is the most commonly used and abused drug among teens in the USA
- In 2010, there were 189,000 people under the age of 21 who visited the emergency room for injuries and conditions linked to alcohol
Alcohol addiction is a serious problem for both teens and adults in the USA. Many people use alcohol as a form of self-medication for depression or other mental disorders. The short term effects of alcohol may cause inhibition and relaxation, but the long term effects on the body can be devastating. If you or someone you love needs alcohol detoxification, please call us now at the Drug Detox Center (1-888-387-6237).
Alcohol detoxification can be a difficult process. The withdrawal symptoms typically begin five to ten hours after the last drink and may last up to a few weeks.
The symptoms of alcohol withdrawal include:
- Nausea & vomiting
- Clammy skin
However, the alcohol detoxification process will be easier for those who choose to detox with the Drug Detox Center. Our doctors will prescribe you non-addictive medication to ease withdrawal symptoms during the alcohol detoxification process. With inpatient alcohol detoxification, your entire day will be dedicated to feeling better. Although detox can be completed at home, we do NOT recommend it because the body can go into shock depending on the level of chemical dependency.
Are you worried you or someone you know is dependent on alcohol? If so, please do not hesitate to call us. We will make the alcohol detoxification process as easy and as painless as possible. After alcohol detoxification, you or your loved one will complete our addiction treatment program which lasts 30 – 90 days. The program includes many different therapies intended to find the root of the alcohol addiction and to fix it. We will teach you or your loved one healthy ways to deal with problems without turning to alcohol. Call us today!