Do You Have a Drinking Problem?

For all addicts, the first and most important stage of recovery is coming to terms with the fact that there is a problem. Being accused of being an alcoholic can hurt, but especially if the question has been raised by a loved one, it’s important to consider whether it might be true.

Do you find yourself drinking right away in the morning to feel normal? Do you often drink throughout the day or find yourself sneaking drinks on breaks at work or when you’re alone in the bathroom? Have friends and family begun to comment on your alcohol tolerance or mentioned that you often slur your words or repeat yourself?

If any of the above are true or you have a sense that you may be headed in that direction, it’s never too early or too late to seek help. You have the right to take your life back, and Florida Coast Recovery, serving Fort Lauderdale and the surrounding communities, is dedicated to helping you make that happen.

You Don’t Have to Fight Alcohol Addiction Alone

The professional alcohol detox program at Florida Coast Recovery can help you get started on the path toward a better, sober life. Once you enroll in the program, you’ll be seen by an experienced addiction doctor for a complete evaluation. The more honest you are during this process, the more successful result you’re going to see. With accurate information, our team can develop a detox program tailored to your unique physical and emotional needs.

What to Expect Physically from Alcohol Detox

When alcohol is withheld from a person who has been drinking heavily for a long time, he or she commonly experiences withdrawal symptoms, some of which can be extremely dangerous or even fatal if a person attempts to detox without supervision. In professional detox programs, however, patients are supervised by medical staff and taken through this initial detox process carefully with medications like benzodiazepine and/or barbiturates to reduce cardiovascular distress and overall risk.

Common symptoms of alcohol withdrawal can include nausea, vomiting, hot and cold flashes, chills and sweating, irregular heartbeat, tremors (shaking), anxiety, increased heart rate, confusion/disorientation, and insomnia. In especially severe cases, some patients may experience seizures, Delirium Tremens (also called “alcohol withdrawal delirium”), convulsions, and/or hallucinations.

Although some symptoms will be present during the detox period regardless, the addiction recovery team at Florida Coast Recovery strive to reduce their intensity to make the entire process as easy on the patient as possible.therapy-holding-hands

Break Free from the Cycle at Florida Coast Recovery Serving Fort Lauderdale Residents

Whether you’re still unsure if you have a problem or have been drinking excessively for years, we want to talk to you about how we can help. With the caring, compassionate help of our expert team, Florida Coast Recovery aims to help you break the routine of daily drinking and regain control over your future.

To find out more about how we can help you get to the other side of addiction, contact us today at (877) 251-6570.