Alcohol Addiction Detox

The Camp’s detox services allow adolescents & adults struggling with alcoholism to safely remove the substance from their bodies. Located near Scotts Valley & San Jose, CA, The Camp provides premier substance abuse rehabilitation.

The Importance of Alcohol Detoxification

The importance of alcohol detoxification for effective residential treatment

Struggling with an addiction to alcohol can reap countless negative repercussions on an individual’s life. Even though consuming wine, beer, and/or liquor is a commonly accepted practice for individuals over the age of 21 in American culture, it can still be problematic for those who find themselves unable to control that consumption. As the abuse of alcohol continues, the user’s body can become tolerant of its effects, therefore causing him or her to need to increase the amount that he or she consumes in order to experience the pleasurable results that he or she desires. Tolerance can then turn into a physical dependence, as an individual’s body is so chronically exposed to the substance that it begins to need it in order to function appropriately. When the use of alcohol is then ceased, distressing withdrawal symptoms can arise, forcing individuals back into their habits of consuming this substance.

In order for this seemingly endless cycle to be put to rest, it is often necessary for individuals to receive professional treatment in order to overcome their compulsion to continue drinking. Due to the dependence that is present in those who are addicted to alcohol, it is often most beneficial to begin the treatment process by receiving detoxification services. Detoxification, or detox for short, refers to the physiological removal of toxic substances from the body.

Benefits of The Camp's Alcohol Detoxification

Long-term benefits of alcohol detoxification at The Camp Recovery Center, located near Santa Cruz & San Jose, CA

Due to the fact that withdrawal symptoms will occur if an individual has developed a dependence on alcohol and attempts to quit using it, they often feel forced back into their habit simply to put an end to the distress they are experiencing. By receiving detox, however, individuals can be relieved from the symptoms of withdrawal through the implementation of certain medications or other medical interventions. The many benefits of receiving detox at the beginning of treatment to overcome an addiction to alcohol include, but are certainly not limited to, the following:

  • Individuals are placed in a safe environment where they are medically monitored 24/7.
  • The discomfort associated with withdrawal can be alleviated, and cravings for use can be put to rest.
  • All traces of alcohol are removed from a person’s system, helping to prevent further damage from affecting a person’s health.
  • The temptation to use alcohol is eliminated as individuals are sheltered from having access to the substance.

Once the process of detoxification is complete, individuals will have the clarity of mind that they need to fully participate in other therapeutic interventions so that their alcohol addiction can be overcome once and for all.

When individuals opt to not receive detox, they are placing themselves at risk for suffering from a number of detriments. Of such detriments, the most concerning is the ever-present risk of overdose, also known as alcohol poisoning. When a person consumes more alcohol that his or her body is able to appropriately metabolize or excrete, then he or she will experience an overdose, which has the potential to be fatal. Even if a person does not experience an overdose, the ongoing abuse of alcohol can wreak havoc on his or her overall physical health. Liver disease, heart disease, kidney disease, and even brain damage can all result from the prolonged use of alcohol. These detriments, however, can be successfully avoided by making the decision to receive treatment.

At The Camp Recovery Center, we recognize how tumultuous trying to overcome an addiction to alcohol can be, which is why we put the needs of our clients at the forefront of the treatment we offer. We create personalized treatment plans that center on the specific and unique needs of each individual who is entrusted into our care. At The Camp, those who are addicted to alcohol can receive detox services and a variety of therapeutic interventions which can set the stage for lasting recovery.

I was a functioning alcoholic, but the effects my addiciton had on my family we're starting to be too much. The Camp welcomed me and was like no other place I have been to. The staff and therapists actually cared and it made all the difference with my treatment.

– Dennis F.