Get to Know the Alcohol Detox Process at Taylor Center in Houston

Alcohol Detox

Medically supervised alcohol detox is the first step in AUD therapy or recovery. In order to help you stop drinking and successfully withdraw from booze, it includes a variety of procedures, including medication. In addition to stabilizing you during withdrawal, detox programs help you to prepare for further treatment for AUD.

Symptoms of alcohol withdrawal might be unpredictable at times for some individuals. It is not always easy to recognize those who are in danger of suffering from a severe or complicated withdrawal. For some reasons, including the ever-present danger of a harsh withdrawal experience, hospitalization (or some 24-hour medical care) is frequently favored for acute alcohol detoxification.

Before beginning a long-term therapy program, it may be necessary to undergo an alcohol detoxification procedure. Suppose you are a heavy drinker, have a history of severe alcohol symptoms of withdrawal, have had withdrawal seizures or delusions, or is suffering from a major medical or mental disorder. In that case, you may benefit a lot from an inpatient detox.

In most detox programs, you may expect to face these three main parts of treatment:

  • Depending on your overall health as well as the severity of your problem, you will be assessed to choose the ideal detox environment for you.
  • This is the active phase of detox, during which you will be provided medication, supervision, and help while you go through withdrawal.
  • Transitioning into therapy. After you’ve finished detox, a professional will help you choose a rehab center that can address your specific addiction issues.

Drugs Used During Detoxification

Medications may be used during the alcohol detox process if necessary. If that’s the case, our health experts will ensure that everything has been done appropriately and safely. Preventing major physiological disturbances and maintaining the person’s system balance are critical components of the alcohol detoxification process. Among the drugs used include:

  • Librium
  • Ativan
  • Keppra
  • Tranxene
  • Benzos

Benzos are often used to treat and prevent alcohol withdrawal symptoms, including seizures. Anticonvulsant drugs like Keppra are commonly administered since seizures are one of the most common causes of mortality in patients suffering from alcohol withdrawal.


When alcohol detoxification is completed, the next phase is where the recovery process starts. Depending on your addiction severity and the requirements, the approach will be customized for you. All of our patients get the same fundamental, high-quality care, no matter the treatment they receive. Inpatient rehabilitation, often known as residential therapy, is a common treatment option for alcoholism. Inpatient rehab programs need the patient to spend all of their hours there. It is common for these programs to be between 20 and 90 days in length, although they may be shortened or extended as needed.

Medical professionals are available around the clock at an inpatient treatment facility, seven days a week, which is a major benefit.

Get The Help You Deserve Right Away!

Alcohol addiction should not rule your life. Detoxing from alcohol is the first stage in regaining your life and finding happiness again.  Each individual should be treated based on their unique situation and circumstances. At Taylor Recovery Center in Houston, we provide various alcohol treatment tools to help you on your path to recovery. You can count on our medical professionals, including doctors, psychologists, and other mental health professionals, to aid you in achieving good life changes. Please contact Taylor Recovery right away.