Inpatient treatment for medical detox is often the first step in recovery from alcohol addiction. Watertown Regional Medical Center offers a safe and effective inpatient detox program that is supervised by physicians seven days a week and provides 24-hour nursing care.
There are dangerous risks associated with trying to detox from alcohol on your own-including death. Detoxification is the process of monitoring and administering medical treatment to a person experiencing alcohol withdrawal symptoms. These symptoms may range from moderate discomfort to life-threatening.
Common Withdrawal Symptoms Include:
· Nausea and Vomiting
· Shaking or Tremors
· High Blood Pressure
· Racing or Irregular Heartbeat
How long will detox Take?
The average stay is three to five days and is based on your individual needs. Factors that affect your length of stay:
· Length and consistency of abuse
· Amount of substance consumed
· Severity of withdrawal symptoms
· Other medical conditions you may have
Care During Your Stay
Your care is managed by physicians, registered nurses, a psychiatric nurse practitioner, and an Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor (AODA). This team provides individualized attention to your needs, while ensuring you are comfortable throughout your stay. The staff is also equipped to evaluate other medical conditions you may have or that arise during your stay.
What Happens When Medical Detox is Complete?
After medical symptoms of detox have subsided, there are several resources available to ensure your journey to sobriety and recovery is a success. Our AODA counselor and psychiatric nurse practitioner provide outpatient counseling through Directions Counseling Center. We also have seamless connections to residential living facilities or intensive outpatient treatment programs, should that be required as part of your treatment plan.
Are you ready to take the first step to a healthier life? For information on how to get started, call our 24-hour number at 920-262-4855.