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Impatient Detox for Alcoholism

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Treatment for Three Decades and Counting

If you or a loved one is experiencing addiction, we’re here to help.

While alcohol may be a socially acceptable drug, it can be addictive and even deadly when used in large quantities over time. Some long-term consequences include high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, liver disease, and digestive problems.1

If you or a loved one has an issue with alcohol abuse, inpatient alcohol detox is the ideal first step as the body cleanses itself of these harmful toxins.

Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism are Common

Friends toasting beer mugsSadly, alcoholism and alcohol abuse are all too common in our society. Because alcohol is a legal drug, someone who is addicted to it may be slowly killing themselves right in front of you. At some point, heavy and/or chronic alcohol use leads to health problems. Even if someone isn’t addicted to drinking, alcohol abuse can be dangerous.

When someone binge drinks, they consume large quantities of alcohol in one sitting. That can be more than five drinks for a male and more like four drinks for most women. Statistics show that one in six adults in the United States binge drinks four times a month.2

Choosing an Inpatient Program For Safety

For someone who engages in recurring binge drinking, an inpatient alcohol detox clinic may be the best choice. It often takes several days for the alcohol to completely leave a person’s system. And once it leaves, their body may still be unstable for a period of time as it adjusts to the lack of alcohol.

When someone has a complicated health history or chronic alcoholism, detox can be about more than just sobering up. The professional medical staff at an inpatient alcohol detox center observes each person’s vitals to ensure the safety of each individual. If other organs or body systems show signs of distress from the detox, this constant monitoring can actually save a person’s life.

Residential Detox And Rehab

Whenever a person attends an alcohol rehab center, it is ideal to choose one with an inpatient alcohol detox clinic. This ensures that the transition between detox and rehab can be private and nearly seamless. There is no need to come and go between different locations or worry about any public exposure.

In addition, when an individual goes to an inpatient alcohol detox clinic, it also lessens the chance that the person will decide to skip rehab. They already there in the same building, so detox can become part of the entire rehab experience. When going entering the recovery process, one less adjustment to make can really make a difference.

“I thought I was different than everyone else,” writes Kirk C. for Heroes in Recovery. “I thought if anyone knew who I was, they wouldn’t like me. Now, my life is filled with freedom and joy. I am thankful for my past, because, without it, I would not be where I am today.”

You too can experience freedom and joy and change your life. Please call our helpline and take that first step like Kirk did.

We at Michael’s House do not simply treat the physical health problems that come with drinking; we also focus on the underlying reasons that lead to drinking. We want to ensure that you will have all of the resources you need to live a clean life after treatment. Give us a call at 760.548.4032 to learn more.


1Fact Sheets: Alcohol Use and Your Health.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 3 January 2018.

2Fact Sheets: Binge Drinking.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.7 June 2017.