What to Expect from Alcoholism Detox

Last Updated: Sep 20th 2019

Reviewed by Brittany Polansky, MSW, LCSW

Alcoholism can wreak havoc on your life whether it is you or a family member who has been plagued with the addiction. With alcohol, like any other addictive drug, ending an addiction is a tough task, especially if you’re trying to do so on your own. That is why rehab centers in Pompano offer the services and support you and your family needs to return to a sober lifestyle. And when rehab is discussed, most people have a fairly accurate idea of what goes on inside a substance abuse treatment center.


However, no one really has a clear notion of what people in Pompano should expect when going through detox from alcohol abuse. If you or a family member is preparing to go into rehab for alcoholism in Pompano Beach, continue reading to get a better understanding of what your first days at the facility will be like.


Checking in for Detox

When you first arrive at the rehab center in Pompano you have signed up for, you will go through a check in process before being taken to your room for detox. When you check in at the facility, you will complete paperwork similar to what you complete at most medical facilities the first time you visit them, though the rehab center will require a few more pages of answered questions and signatures.


Once done checking in, you will be given a tour of the important locations in the rehab center and taken to your room. In your room, you and a staff member will go through the contents of any bags you packed to make sure no drugs or alcohol were brought with you, and then your detox period will officially begin.


Withdrawal Symptoms

After being checked in at the rehab center in Pompano, detox from alcoholism means going through withdrawal. Some of the symptoms of alcohol withdrawal include the following:

Common Withdrawal Symptoms

  • Nausea
  • Headaches
  • Anxiety
  • Sleep problems
  • Sweating
  • Irritation


Rare Withdrawal Symptoms

  • Seizures
  • Hallucinations
  • Delirium tremens
  • Increased heart rate
  • Raised blood pressure
  • Confusion
  • Fever
  • Profuse sweating


Due to the intensity of many of the withdrawal symptoms, treatment for alcohol addiction and detox in Pompano is recommended to be done at a rehab center. Learn more by contacting us today and we will be glad to answer any of your questions.


Reviewed for Medical & Clinical Accuracy by Brittany Polansky, MSW, LCSW

Brittany has been working in behavioral health since 2012 and is the Assistant Clinical Director at our facility. She is an LCSW and holds a master’s degree in social work. She has great experience with chemical dependency and co-occurring mental health diagnoses as well as various therapeutic techniques. Brittany is passionate about treating all clients with dignity and respect, and providing a safe environment where clients can begin their healing journey in recovery.