If you struggle with heavy drinking, it’s essential to know that you are not alone. Many people have this same challenge. Alcohol misuse is common, understandable, and treatable. But stopping drinking is not easy on your own.
Restored Path Detox is a place where you can recover quickly and safely.
Since alcohol is a sedative that alters your neurotransmitters, heavy drinking can change your brain’s chemistry. When you stop drinking suddenly, your brain can’t regulate itself, and that’s when uncomfortable (and sometimes life-threatening) alcohol withdrawal symptoms can begin.
But you don’t have to suffer through the alcohol detoxification process alone. Medically monitored alcohol detox is essential in planning for a healthier, more satisfying life. At Restored Path Detox in Dallas, you will emerge with a firm foundation for ongoing recovery.
We match you with a combination of effective detoxification techniques to provide comfortable, caring, and integrated care. We’ll prescribe targeted medications to alleviate your symptoms of alcohol withdrawal while simultaneously preventing dangerous complications.
At Restored Path Detox, we combine medication-assisted treatment (MAT) options, round-the-clock medical supervision, and a range of specialized addiction services. If patients feel up to doing so, they are encouraged to participate in individual and group therapy sessions.
Medical, mental health, and whole-person assessment
Case management and treatment planning
Individual supportive counseling
Supportive counseling groups
24/7 medical supervision
Continuing care planning
At Restored Path Detox, we walk with you through every stage of early recovery — from medically monitored detox from alcohol to thorough and personalized continuing care planning. We understand that we are generally working with a small window of willingness and can quickly complete the entire admissions process, starting with a brief preassessment over the phone. This information helps our clinical and medical teams determine the severity of the alcohol use disorder and identify which detox methods will be the most effective. We then explore potential coverage options and set a date and time for intake.
Our Amenities Include
Comfortable, private, and semiprivate rooms
TVs in all rooms
Executive wing with private rooms
Cell phone access for executive-level patients (as clinically appropriate)
Gourmet meals created by a licensed nutritionist
Kitchenette area stocked with snacks
24/7 nursing on all units
ADA-accessible bathrooms with toiletries
Outdoor courtyard and garden area
Inviting, well-lit common spaces
If you’ve been drinking heavily for a while, you, like many others, may have experienced
Declining social activities or hobbies
Wanting to stop but being unable
Making high-risk drinking choices
Devoting significant time and resources to drinking
Developing a physical tolerance for alcohol
Cravingsor alcohol withdrawal symptoms
Facing problems at work, home, or school
Drinking to offset the discomfort of alcohol detox
Using despite social, physical, relationship, and personal problems
Did you know that many people in the U.S. also struggle with drinking?
Studies reveal that 29.1% (or 68.5 million) Americans have experienced an alcohol use disorder at some point in their lifetime.
Approximately 13.9% (32.6 million) of Americans experience an alcohol use disorder annually.
Only about 19.8% of the adults who have experienced an alcohol use disorder in their lifetime seek treatment or ask for help.
About 75% of the alcohol Americans drink is consumed by binge drinking. Symptoms of binge drinking include blackouts and memory lapses. Over time, a chronic binge drinker can develop severe liver or brain damage.
If you’ve been drinking heavily for a long time, you may have noticed
Persistent changes in mood
Insomnia and other sleep concerns
Weakened immune system
Changes in libido and sexual function
Changes in appetite and weight
Problems with memory
Difficulty focusing on tasks
Increased relationship tension and conflict
Alcohol is a legal drug, but it carries a significant risk of addiction. If you regularly misuse alcohol and stop drinking or significantly reduce the amount of your intake, alcohol detox symptoms will emerge. The symptoms of alcohol withdrawal occur between 1 and 7 days and generally take 2 to 4 days to peak. There is no exact timeline for what you may experience.
Initially, symptoms might start relatively mild and include
Loss of appetite
But alcohol withdrawal symptoms can quickly become severe and dangerous and include
Tremors typically begin within the first several hours after the last drink, peak between 24 and 48 hours, and are usually accompanied by increased blood pressure and elevated heart rate.
Alcohol Withdrawal Seizures
These can be very unpredictable, severe, and life-threatening within 12 to 48 hours of the last drink.
Hallucinosis generally begins within the first 12 to 24 hours of the last drink and may include dissociation from reality and visual or auditory hallucinations.
Delirium Tremens (DTs)
DTs typically last between 5 and 7 days and include breathing and body temperature changes, reduced blood flow to the brain, extreme confusion, disorientation, sleep disturbances, and hallucinations.
Severe depression and thoughts of suicide may present.
There is no exact alcohol withdrawal timeline. However, it is common for alcohol withdrawal symptoms to become increasingly severe toward the end of your first 24-48 hours of detox. Different symptoms of alcohol withdrawal may come and go for the remainder of your first week in alcohol detox. You’re most at risk for life-threatening delirium tremens (DTs) during this timeframe, which could lead to aspiration pneumonia.
Thankfully, by the time you’ve completed your first week of medically monitored detox, many symptoms will begin to taper. The sophisticated alcohol detox center at Restored Path Detox helps prevent serious complications, keeps track of your health, and relieves pain.
Call to begin your journey to wellness today.
If you or someone you love has a drug or alcohol use disorder, Restored Path Detox can help. We will work alongside you to provide a comprehensive, individualized, and medically monitored alcohol detox program in Dallas.