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If you have decided to look into alcohol detox, Miami is a great place for treatment. However, no matter where you decide to seek treatment, you will want to educate yourself about the alcohol detox process.

One of the most important things that you need to know about alcohol detox, whether it is you or a loved one going through it, is the physical symptoms that are involved in the detox process. When it comes to physical symptoms, not everybody is going to deal with the same things, as each person’s experience is going to be different, just like each addiction is different. However, when going through detox some of the most common alcohol withdrawal symptoms experienced are:

-Vomiting/Nausea
-High blood pressure
-Hallucinations
-Body aches
-Seizures
-Tremors
-Dizziness
-Confusion
-Mood Swings

As we mentioned above the exact symptoms a person goes through during detox will vary, but it is usually some kind of combination of the above symptoms. Now that you know about the symptoms the next thing people wonder about is how severe the symptoms are going to be. Again, there is no concrete answer, as every alcohol addiction is different and so is the recovery. A good way to prepare for the severity of symptoms is to look at the individual themselves and how long they have had a problem. Often times the most severe alcohol withdrawal symptoms are seen in alcoholics who have been struggling with alcoholism for a long time.

Something else that you need to know about the alcohol detox process is how long it is going to take. And, yes like other aspects of the detox process each addict is going to experience things differently. However, like the symptoms there are some general guidelines in terms of how long the entire detox process can take. In many cases, the detox process itself takes about one week to complete, but in more severe cases detox can take as long as three weeks.

Perhaps the most important thing to know about in regards to the detox process is what happens during the days you are detox. The first few hours are easy compared to what is yet to come. After the first few hours have passed the more severe alcohol withdrawal symptoms begin to make an appearance, plus the cravings only get worse. And the longer the alcohol takes to leave your system, the worse things get, so day two is often nothing compared to day four. In more severe cases detox centers require patients to be under medical supervision throughout the entire detox process because the symptoms that present themselves can become life threatening, especially the DTs.

Now that you know what to expect, you need to focus on where to seek alcohol detox treatment. When it comes to alcohol detox, Miami has some of the best residential programs around.