It takes an enormous amount of courage to admit that you have a problem with alcohol and may need residential treatment. Part of the process may involve starting with medically managed detox.
In most cases, withdrawing from alcohol should be supervised and monitored carefully by trained professionals. Detoxing from alcohol can be fatal, which is why it is so important to have clinical staff support you through the process. If you have ever tried quitting on your own, you are probably aware of the violent shaking, nausea, and anxiety that can occur. Delirium tremens is the technical term for the uncontrollable shaking, and along with this can come hallucinations, irritability, and physical illness.
When you decide to get professional help from an accredited treatment facility, understand that they are there to walk you through the entire treatment process.
Your admissions process will involve an assessment to determine whether medically managed detox is necessary. Accredited facilities are staffed with therapists, psychiatrists, counselors, as well as medical staff. All of these dedicated people are trained and licensed and have your safety and health as their top priority. Inpatient residential treatment is extremely important, but the first step is to clear the mind and body of all toxins. Only then can the long journey of recovery begin.