Outpatient Alcohol Detox
Alcohol withdrawal and detox is widely known to be very dangerous, uncomfortable and potentially deadly if attempted without skilled medical intervention. The danger increases drastically if Delerium Tremens develops, which has a death rate approaching 50%. Highly specialized medical options have been developed for safe and comfortable alcohol detox as an outpatient. The use of specific medication combinations can completely contain and control alcohol withdrawal symptoms, with avoidance of the dreaded Delerium Tremens. Almost all patients can continue working full time while undergoing this process, due to the stability and comfort achieved. Outpatient alcohol detox costs just a fraction of what an inpatient detox would cost, with additional savings coming from very little to no opportunity cost from missed work days.
The slower and more methodical detox pace follows the body’s natural physiology, which is much safer than a rushed 5 to 7 day alcohol detox. Especially with alcohol detox, a slower process helps minimize if not eliminate the brain damage that would be commonly seen with a fast detox lasting less than 10 days. A short alcohol detox places the patient at a very high risk of seizures and massive brain cell death from the electrical over-activity in the nervous system. This is most effectively managed with a careful choice of medications given over a sufficiently long period of time. Comfort equates to safety when it comes to alcohol detoxification. Post-acute alcohol withdrawal symptoms (PAWS) and managed promptly and effectively, which further improves comfort and reduces relapse rates. This is in stark contrast to inpatient facilities, where patients have already been discharged before post-acute withdrawal symptoms develop, leaving them no recourse with how to effectively and safely deal with them. Many individuals that have just been through an inpatient detox come to us due to the debilitating post-acute withdrawal symptoms they are still experiencing. Symptoms such as tremor, fatigue, insomnia, nausea, night sweats, loss of appetite, and muscle spasms are directly screened for and managed effectively. A detox is not considered complete until all of the withdrawal and post-acute withdrawal symptoms are fully resolved.
Appointments are available at convenient times both before and after common working hours, so patients can undergo outpatient alcohol detox without missing work. The downtown Delray Beach location is convenient and very easily accessed by patients living in Delray Beach, Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Lake Worth, Deerfield Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Coral Springs, Coconut Creek, and West Palm Beach. Due to the limited availability of such specialized outpatient detox services in the State of Florida, many clients come from Wellington, Royal Palm Beach, Melbourne, Stuart, Fort Pierce, Port St. Lucie, Miami, Miami Beach, Aventura, and the Florida Keys. Some patients have even come from as far as New York City, Nashville and the Carribean.