Alcohol Detox: How Long Does it Take?

Mar 31, 2022 | General TRC Information

Facing the withdrawal stage while alcohol detox is not an easy job. However, it is important to pass through this phase as it will lead you to the road of recovery. The withdrawal phase will appear to be a scary one, therefore, it is important to know about it and the symptoms. 

Alcohol Detox

Alcohol detox is basically the phase where your body goes through a complete clearance of the substance. The withdrawal symptoms will soon follow, hence, it is important to seek professional help. Under professional supervision, you can get all the required medication and assistance.

Time Frame For Recovery

The time period required for alcohol detox depends on several factors which will differ from person to person. Those factors are: 

  • Time spent under the influence of alcohol addiction. Longer the addiction period, longer the treatment time
  • Amount of alcohol consumed 
  • Age, gender and other demographics 
  • Overall health  

Term Of Withdrawal Symptoms

The withdrawal symptoms last from a day to a week depending from person to person. Here are some symptoms and the time period of its occurrence: 

  • Tremors or shaking may show up within 6 to 10 hours of detox
  • Nausea, anxiety and heach ache with loss of appetite will appear after first two to three days of detox 
  • After the first wave of symptoms, you may experience hallucinations, cardiac problems or even a heart attack 
  • By the end of first week, physical symptoms will begin fade off with some medical assistance 

Physical And Emotional Symptoms

The physical withdrawal symptoms will fade away within a few weeks of the detox. However, the emotional symptoms will persist. It is easy to overcome physical symptoms with the help of medication but the emotional symptoms will take time to go away. They can take about weeks, months or even years depending on the individual. 

Emotional symptoms can be treated with the help of therapy by professionals at the rehab center. Taylor Recovery center provides all sorts of support needed for an individual to fight against the withdrawal symptoms. Call us now to heal yourselves from the alcohol addiction.