Alcohol Detox in Florida

What is Alcohol Detox?

Alcoholism is recognized by medical professionals as a chronic and progressive illness characterized by excessive drinking. Severe alcoholism can result in a physical dependency to alcohol. Heavy, daily drinking reduces the activity of certain neurotransmitters in the brain. When you abruptly stop drinking, this activity is no longer suppressed in the same manner and creates a rebound effect known as “hyper-excitability” that is responsible for many of the symptoms associated with alcohol withdrawal. These symptoms can include:

  • Confusion and agitation
  • Fever
  • Rapid heart rate
  • Hallucinations
  • Irritability
  • Shakes/tremors
  • Seizures

Alcohol withdrawal symptoms can also be milder:

  • Insomnia
  • Sweating
  • Anxiety
  • Nausea
  • Headaches

If within several hours of your last drink, you experience any of these symptoms, it is recommended that you seek professional help immediately.

Alcohol detox in Florida involves around the clock supervision by a team of medical professionals. This is to ensure that clients remain safe and as comfortable as possible. Often times, benzodiazepines are used during the alcohol detox process. The treatment team assesses each individual client’s vital signs and psychological state in order to determine the best approach to treatment.

However, it is important to also recognize that you can still be an alcoholic even if you have not gotten to the point of physical dependency. Alcoholism is a physical, mental and spiritual disease. It can be be just as devastating mentally and emotionally as it is physically. Consequences stemming from alcoholic drinking can include lost jobs, damaged relationships, severe depression and an overwhelming sense of hopelessness. Alcohol detoxes in Florida provide extensive therapeutic care that can allow you to start healing emotionally as well as physically. Relying on a combination of therapies and treatment models that have been shown through research to effectively help men and women achieve long-term sobriety, licensed therapist and certified addictions counselors help clients lay the groundwork for recovery. Discharge planners are responsible for developing an individualized treatment plan for each client to prepare them for the next stage of their recovery, whether this includes inpatient treatment, an outpatient program or sober living.

There is a Solution a free drug and alcohol detox placement service. We specialize in working with people to find them affordable treatment that addresses their recovery needs.

To learn more about the different services offered by There is a Solution, contact us by calling 1-800-832-5250. Our caring, professional staff is available 24/7 to answer your calls. Don’t wait, make the call for you or a loved one today.

What is a Functioning Alcoholic?

While public perception is beginning to change as we become more educated about alcoholism, many people still mistakenly believe that an alcoholic is someone who has lost everything as a result of his or her drinking. They think of an alcoholic as a homeless person living on the streets or someone who has to take a drink ever morning to avoid “the shakes.” However, this is not the case. A “functioning alcoholic” is someone who is able to maintain a job, have a house and avoid legal issues while drinking alcoholically.

While their personal and professional life may suffer in various ways, they are still able to maintain, even if it is just barely.  In some ways, it can be more challenging to help someone who is a functioning alcoholic because they believe that they do not have a problem. When confronted about their drinking, they will quickly point to all the things that they have not lost. But in many ways they are simply functioning rather than truly living and enjoying life. Their alcoholism prevents them from recognizing their true potential.

You may be a functioning alcoholic if:

  • You may not drink all the time, but what happens when you do drink? Do you find that when you start drinking you cannot stop?
  • Does one drink set off a craving?
  • Do you become an entirely different person when you drink?
  • Have you ever blacked out?
  • Have you ever thought to yourself, “It was a good thing I didn’t get stopped driving home last night”? Just because you have not gotten caught, does not mean you don’t have a problem.

Some individuals are able to remain functioning alcoholics. However, others may find that their disease progresses to the point where they lose everything. A traumatic event or loss can sometimes act as a catalyst that launches someone into full blown alcoholism.

If you think they you may be a functioning alcoholic, you don’t have to wait to lose everything before you get help. There is a Solution helps men and women find the help they need. We are not a treatment center, but a free service that works with individuals struggling with substance abuse issues to get them into a treatment center that is best equipped to address and treat their specific needs. We work with an extensive network of treatment centers and can walk you through the entire process.

Call There is a Solution today at 1-800-832-5250.

Is My Husband an Alcoholic? Signs Your Husband May Have a Drinking Problem

 

 

Alcoholism is a devastating illness that affects not just the individual, but the friends and family as well. You don’t have to lose everything to be an alcoholic. Your husband may never have lost a job because of his drinking. He may have never been arrested or gotten a DUI. That doesn’t mean that he isn’t an alcoholic (and it could mean that these things just haven’t happened yet).

 

The following are 5 signs your husband may be an alcoholic:

  • He hides how much he drinks

Does your husband lie about how much he drinks? Does he try to sneak drinks? Have you ever found bottles of liquor hidden around the house?

  • He acts like a different person when he drinks

When your husband drinks, is it like Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde? This is especially cause for concern if your husband becomes aggressive or violent when he drinks.

  • He goes on benders

While daily drinking is a sign of alcoholism, a person does not have to be a daily drinker to be an alcoholic. Your husband may not drink for days or even weeks at a time. It is not necessarily about how much a person drinks, but what happens to a person when he drinks. If when your husband does drinks, he goes on benders and disappears for hours or days it is a sign that he is an alcoholic.

  • He becomes defensive when questioned about his drinking

Does he become overly defensive or angry when you bring up his drinking? If he shuts you out every time you try to discuss his drinking with him, this could be sign that he too is aware that there is a problem, but that he is not ready to deal with it yet.

  • He is experiencing physical consequences as a result of his drinking

Prolonged alcohol abuse can cause serious medical issues. Alcoholism is linked to a number of diseases—it can lead to diabetes, cardiovascular disease, liver failure and cancer. However, there are also subtler signs such as fatigue, stomach problems, regular hangovers and impotence.

There is a Solution is a free service that finds help for those who are struggling with drug and alcohol addictions.  We can help you and your family begin the process of recovery together. While it may seem like the alcoholic is the only one that needs help because he or she is one with the disease, the truth is that alcoholism is a family illness. We strongly encourage and recommend that family members take advantage of family programs offered in treatment—both for their sake and the sake of their loved one.

If you are concerned that your husband is an alcoholic, you are not alone. Call There is a Solution today at 1-800-832-5250.