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Our Orange County alcohol detox program will help you eliminate most of the physical and emotional symptoms of  alcohol withdrawal and help you safely and comfortably take control of your life.

Alcohol Detox in Orange County

For those who have been drinking for weeks, months or years and are seeking to quit their alcohol addiction, a supervised alcohol detox in Orange County is the safest, easiest and most comfortable way to make sure that your recovery and sobriety is a success. It can also help eliminate the painful and even life-threatening condition of Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome (AWS), which can occur when a heavy or addicted drinker suddenly stops their consumption. Severe AWS symptoms can land an individual in a medical emergency room.

What is Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome?

Prolonged and excessive drinking can lead to tolerance and physical dependence on alcohol and putting a sudden stop to alcohol intake can lead to AWS – which happens when the central nervous system can no longer adapt to a lack of alcohol. AWS symptoms – which range from mild anxiety and tremors to more serious health issues  such as seizures and delirium tremens (DT) – can begin as early as two hours after the last drink and persist for weeks after. Other AWS symptoms include:

  • Nervousness
  • Iinsomnia
  • Nausea
  • Heart rate changes
  • Increased blood pressure
  • Fever
  • Confusion
IMPORTANT: Detox is the necessary physical step to recovering from addiction, but in order to stay clean for the long-haul, patients must undergo psychotherapy, which will help with the cravings and mental changes initially caused by drug or alcohol abuse.

What is Delirium Tremens?

Alcohol is one of the hardest substances substances that addicts detox from, and one of the most serious complications of AWS is Delirium Tremens (DT) – a life-threatening condition that can cause severe mental and nervous system changes. The symptoms of DT, which usually begin around 2 to 3 days after the drinking has stopped (and typically peaks at 5 days) include:

  • Disorientation, confusion, and severe anxiety
  • Hallucinations (primarily visual) which cannot be distinguished from reality
  • Seizures
  • Severe tremors
  • Fever

At StepHouse Recovery, our Orange County alcohol detox professionals offer a medical detoxification that can be done on both an outpatient basis (IOP) or inpatient settings – where you will be recuperating at one of our residential treatment homes. Whether you choose either detox and treatment setting is dependent on each client’s history and patterns of abuse, age and co-existing medical or psychological issues. For any questions regarding Alcohol Detox Orange County, please contact the staff at StepHouse Recovery.


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