Alcohol Detox

Choosing to get help at an alcohol detox is a difficult decision for anyone, even for people with obvious drinking problems. The facilities at our detox center are designed to make our clients feel safe and home-like during the withdrawal process.

Alcohol detox can be very challenging (both emotionally and physically). At Cedar Point, we will make you feel as relaxed and comfortable as possible while you meet this challenge.

Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms

Detoxifying from alcohol is potentially life-threatening. If you or a loved one experiences any of the severe withdrawal symptoms, or if you have any complicating medical conditions (like infections, heart or lung disease, or seizures), you should contact a physician before stopping alcohol.

Mild symptoms can include:

  • Hand tremors
  • Mild anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Nausea/vomiting
  • Headache
  • Sweating
  • Low-grade fever

Severe symptoms can include:

  • Gran mal seizures
  • Delirium tremens (“DTs”)
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Disorientation and confusion
  • Severe anxiety
  • Profuse sweating
  • Severe tremors

How Long Is Alcohol Detox?

The length and severity of detox and the alcohol withdrawal process will vary depending upon each person’s history of drinking and the amount of alcohol used. The process can be more complicated by the use of other drugs in combination with alcohol. On average, however, it lasts at least five (5) days.

We have structured our alcohol detox programs so that they are a first step toward higher-level treatment and recovery. Whatever level of alcohol addiction a client suffers, our alcohol detox programs ensure that they are stabilized – physically and emotionally – so that they are as prepared as possible to move on to higher-level treatment.