Alcohol Detox Treatment

“I know now that we never get over great losses; we absorb them, and they carve us into different, often kinder, creatures” - Gail Caldwell

Alcohol detox programs for women are incorporated in our rehabilitation center to help you with your struggle with alcohol abuse. The center also focuses on other parts of your overall health and includes support in the following areas:

  • Mental health
  • Physical wellness
  • Emotional strength
  • Spiritual well-being

Our Her House rehab center offers detox for women who are struggling and needing guidance with addiction, most especially with alcohol abuse.

Detox

Women and Alcohol Abuse

Normally, women from different cultures drink responsibly and appreciate drinking for reasons like:

  • Relaxing with friends or family
  • Celebrating a special moment
  • Help them feel more sociable

Drinking though for some women does not bear a different risk than men. While men are generally more inclined to drink alcohol and advance to alcohol addiction than women, women are more susceptible to alcohol’s detrimental results.

They are more likely to gravitate towards alcohol-related diseases more quickly than men. Women are also more likely to experience alcohol and substance abuse and to cover up underlying problems like:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Coping up with emotional hardships

Effects of Alcohol on Women

``First, you take a drink, then the drink takes a drink, then the drink takes you.`` - F. Scott Fitzgerald

Although men are more prone to drinking larger amounts of alcohol, differences in body structure and chemistry among women, can be a factor which could allow women to take in more alcohol. Alcohol in a woman’s body is hard to metabolize and hard to eliminate in the bloodstream.

As typically seen with men and women who drink the same amount of alcohol, women have greater amounts of alcohol in their blood as compared to men. Instant effects of alcohol also develop quickly and last longer than with men. Women are also at greater risk of having serious problems such as:

  • Cancer – Women who excessively drink too much alcohol have a greater risk of contracting cancers like breast cancer, head and neck cancers.
  • Brain Damage – As alcohol destroys brain cells, women are more prone to suffer from alcohol-induced brain damage.  Alcohol in women also impairs mental functions and curtails brain size.
  • Heart Diseases – Women who drink excessively are more likely to develop heart ailments, including high blood pressure, alcoholic cardiomyopathy, stroke, and congestive heart failure.
  • Liver Diseases – Women are more inclined to develop and contract liver ailments like hepatitis.  Studies have shown that women who consume too much alcohol are more likely to die of liver cirrhosis.
  • Victimization – Alcohol addicted women are at greater risk of becoming victims of sexual assault, and some other violent crimes.
  • FASD (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder)  Pregnant women who have an excessive alcohol intake are more likely to have miscarriages, stillbirth or premature childbirth.  Children who were born of women who drink during their pregnancy are at greater risk of having mental retardation and birth defects.   Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is also seen as a cause of binge drinking, especially during a woman’s first trimester.

Common Signs of An Alcohol Problem

Some common signs of an impending alcohol problem are the same for both men and women. There is even a greater risk of having an alcohol problem if there is a problem with alcoholism in the family. Some of the common warning signs of an alcohol problem may include:

  • A strong impulse to drink
  • Missing school or work over drinking
  • Driving while debilitated by alcohol
  • Drinking alone or early in the day
  • Constantly seeking alcohol to get a gratifying response
  • Finding people who are constantly distressed about your drinking

Alcoholism and Alcohol Detox

Alcoholism is considered a chronic disease, and much like other chronic diseases, alcoholism can have severe and life-threatening consequences. Conveniently, there are adequate programs to combat alcoholism. Although details differ for any program, detox from alcohol and alcohol detox treatment agree on some crucial elements.

What is Alcohol Detox for Women?

“Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life. Tip toe if you must but take the step” – Unknown

Natural alcohol detox is a fundamental step towards addressing alcoholism. It is a medically administered course for alcohol withdrawal. During this phase on the alcohol detox timeline, the attending physician may administer medications to manage symptoms.

You may also be overseen by a health professional to secure your progress and safety. In addition to alcohol detox and during the withdrawal phase, psychological counseling and education regarding the alcohol problem and treatment are also simultaneously administered.

Medical administration for women detox is very crucial as the symptoms of alcohol withdrawal can be very dangerous. You may experience such symptoms as:

  • Anxiety
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Tremors
  • Hallucinations
  • Paranoia
  • Seizures
  • Sweats
  • Agitation

Although you may not experience all of these symptoms at the same time, a symptom can be from mild to severe and can greatly affect your behavior.

Treatment

Admission to a women detox program is the initial step towards the rehabilitation process. This happens when the woman comes in for an inpatient alcohol detox or for an outpatient alcohol detox. The rehabilitation targets detoxification and assists in the elimination of drugs or alcohol in the body. During this process, withdrawal symptoms are monitored and supervised by doctors.

After undergoing detoxification, you will be brought forward to rehabilitation wherein the program targets addiction therapy. The best detox for women is one that practice exclusive care and embolden women to interact and relate to other women who find themselves in the same predicament.

Active Interaction with Others Who are in Detox:

  • Lessen the stress of what you are going through
  • Give you insight on some of the effective ways to combat the addiction
  • Encourage you to talk about the issues that led to your addiction
  • Give you practical ways on how to deal with alcohol problems

Treatment for alcohol problems will ultimately bring back the pleasant life you once had.

“When everything seems like an uphill struggle, just think of the view from the top.” - Unknown

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