Alcohol abuse affects more Americans than all other forms of drug abuse combined. And despite its status in our society – legal, accepted, available everywhere – alcohol use is the third leading cause of preventable death in the United States.
If you struggle with alcohol use disorder, often known as “alcoholism,” you are not alone. Studies show that as many as one in eight American adults meet the diagnostic criteria for alcohol use disorder. Among those abusing alcohol, some individuals are genetically more likely to have a higher risk of developing an alcohol use disorder, while others may inherit alcoholic tendencies.
Master Center for Addiction Medicine’s approach to recovery is multifaceted. Centrally located in Hampton, VA, Master Center serves the entire Hampton Roads community in a stigma-free, supportive environment. The Master Center for Addiction Medicine is a physician-led alcohol detox center and is committed to an evidence-based, system-wide response to the disease of addiction. In addition to its Hampton office, Master Center offers offices in Richmond, Gloucester, and beyond.
Alcohol Detox Support in Hampton, Virginia
Our multidisciplinary team of addiction medicine professionals dedicates their work to treat the medical disease of alcoholism in an environment that is free of stigma and shame. We are committed to supporting individuals in Hampton, Virginia, and beyond with urgent detox and long-term recovery programs. Our goal is to help every patient break free of alcohol addiction and discover the joy of lifelong recovery.
The Importance of Efficient & Safe Detox
It can be difficult to find treatment for an alcohol problem, not to mention the cost, disruption, and stigma of needing help. Master Center works to solve these challenges by offering urgent detox assistance and long-term, sobriety-sustaining treatment.
Getting sober from alcohol is one of the most dangerous detox processes. Mild to moderate alcohol withdrawal can include tremors, anxiety, insomnia, and severe nausea and vomiting. Serious withdrawal can lead to dangerously rapid heartbeat, seizures, hallucinations, and a life-threatening condition called delirium tremens (DT).
At our Hampton, VA treatment center and other locations, we provide physician-led addiction treatment programs that are evidence-based, efficient, and covered by most insurance plans. With compassion, we work to ensure detox treatment is tailored to each patient’s unique needs and ensure patients retain dignity throughout the process. In addition, Master Center continually monitors patients during detox to minimize discomfort and improve outcomes.
Our Medical Detox Process
Master Center in Hampton, Virginia, is committed to providing effective detox treatment programs for substance abuse to increase recovery outcomes and improve the community’s health. Most insurance plans cover our individualized detox plans, which include the following:
- Our team in Hampton, Virginia, first stabilizes the patient medically using a carefully chosen medication, such as diazepam (Valium) or chlordiazepoxide (Librium). These medications suppress and control withdrawal symptoms and ensure that the patient can sleep comfortably by controlling nausea and vomiting, which also helps maintain good nutrition and hydration.
- As the initial sedative medication tapers off, we introduce secondary medications as appropriate to soften the detoxification process further and promote ongoing sobriety.
- Once the patient feels well enough, we initiate a unique coordinated, multidisciplinary treatment plan based on individual characteristics, life experiences, and needs.
How Long Is Recovery?
A lifelong journey, recovery starts with detox. The initial symptoms of withdrawal begin within hours after a person stops drinking. Historically heavy drinkers, while rare, are even at-risk of having seizures within six hours.
Within the first full day of the detox process, people may see or hear hallucinations that are not real. Symptoms like headaches, tremors, and sweating usually peak between the first two full days of recovery.
By the third day, the recovering person is most at-risk to experience the rare but severe condition DT, including confusion, spiked heart rate, or seizures. DT is a medical emergency.
By the end of the first week, the recovering person will be rounding the corner to put the worst physical symptoms behind them. Mental symptoms and cravings will still be tremendously high. Therapy programs, like individual and group therapy, can be hugely helpful in managing these symptoms.
Even after completing a rehab program, someone who detoxes from alcohol will have a life full of recovery to live. They need to learn the critical skills of identifying and managing their triggers to avoid a relapse.
We are an Addiction Treatment Center in Hampton
Master Center offers individualized, evidence-based care in Hampton, Virginia, and multiple other Virginia locations. Master Center accepts most major insurance plans and will help patients and their loved ones navigate coverage options and available benefits. Master Center will work with patients and offer payment plans for out-of-pocket expenses.
Time For Recovery
Are you ready to get on the road to recovery? Detox is the first step. Master Center offers same-day appointments in a stigma-free, compassionate environment led by addiction medicine professionals. Call today to learn more about our programs and determine if we accept your insurance.