Do I Need Detox?


alcohol detox - saying no to a drink

Deciding to stop drinking or using benzobiapines is a big step towards recovery. But not everyone can go cold turkey. In fact, withdrawals from alcohol & benzobiapines can sometimes be fatal.


Alcohol and benzobiapines are a central nervous system depressant. When someone drinks alcohol regularly over a long period of time, or in large quantities, their brain will begin to adapt to the effects and develop tolerance. Eventually, the person will feel that they need more of the substance to feel normal or get through the day.


What is Detox?


The best way to conquer addiction is to stop using the substance. Detox is deliberately abstaining from substance use to eliminate the substances and give the body time to adjust to functioning without alcohol or drugs.


When someone with alcohol dependence stops drinking, the sudden absence of alcohol in their body shocks their nervous system, which causes withdrawal. Symptoms can range from mild like shaky hands, insomnia or irritability, or In severe cases, seizures or stroke.


Symptoms of Alcohol and Benzobipine Withdrawal

  • Anxiety

  • Shaky hands

  • Headaches

  • Nausea

  • Vomiting

  • Insomnia

  • Irritability

  • Sweating

  • Heart palpitations

  • Heightened blood pressure

  • Hallucinations

  • Seizures

  • Stroke


Different Types of Detox


Inpatient or medical detox are often recommended for those with a history of addiction. However, there are other options like ambulatory detox.


Medical Detox


Medical detox provides a safe environment in inpatient treatment centers with medical supervision. If necessary, you can receive medication to relieve symptoms associated with detox and withdrawal.


Ambulatory Detox


Ambulatory detox is done as an outpatient at home. You’re seen by a doctor or nurse and receive medications to curb cravings and get to spend the night in the comfort of your own home - making it safer and easier to get through than if you tried to do it on your own.



Alcohol and benzobiapine withdrawal is not only physically dangerous, but it’s also a major obstacle to overcoming addiction. The only way to know if you need assisted detox is to complete an evaluation.


If you or a loved one need help for an addiction or want to know if you need assisted detox, contact us for a confidential assessment: 630-402-0144