Can You Detox at an Alcohol Rehabilitation Centre in South Africa?

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Can You Detox at an Alcohol Rehabilitation Centre in South Africa?

20 March, 2020Articles, News

Alcoholism, like substance abuse and other forms of addiction, is a progressive disease that can have fatal consequences. Fortunately, those who suffer from alcoholism today have more access than ever before to information on the disease and how it can be treated. The team of professionals at Crossroads Recovery Centres has years of collective experience in working with alcoholics and helping them to walk the path to recovery. More often that not, that process begins with a supervised detox.

If you are wondering whether it is possible to detox at an alcohol rehabilitation centre in South Africa, the answer is yes. In fact, a rehab centre is one of the safest places to go through detox from alcohol abuse.

Symptoms of alcohol withdrawal vary from person to person, but these symptoms can be quite severe. Mild symptoms begin to show up as early as 6 hours after a drink and can include headaches, anxiety and nausea. In extreme cases symptoms can include high blood pressure, heavy sweating, heart palpitations and even delusions. For this reason, it is advisable for an alcoholic to seek professional help with the detox process, such as Crossroads Recovery Centres.

The process of detox at an alcohol rehabilitation centre in South Africa should be facilitated by a medical practitioner such as a doctor or nurse. It is important that the patient’s vital signs be monitored regularly and any complications treated timeously in order to make the process as bearable as possible. Alcoholics who have a history of heart or lung disease are particularly vulnerable to severe withdrawal symptoms and are therefore advised never to detox alone, but to seek the guidance of a professional who can make sure that their medical conditions do not worsen during the process of withdrawal.

Many alcoholics may be apprehensive about entering an alcohol rehabilitation centre in South Africa, for fear of what withdrawal will entail. However, the life that awaits on the other side of binge drinking is one to look forward to. Taking the first steps and checking into rehab to detox, is the all-important action that will help an alcoholic to find a new way to life, free from the clutches of active addiction.

If you or a loved one is in search of help for alcoholism, know that help is readily available. Contact us for a free consultation and we’ll support you in your journey.

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