What Happens After Alcohol Detox?

Robert Gerchalk

Robert is our health care professional reviewer of this website. He worked for many years in mental health and substance abuse facilities in Florida, as well as in home health (medical and psychiatric), and took care of people with medical and addictions problems at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. He has a nursing and business/technology degrees from The Johns Hopkins University.

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What Happens After Alcohol Detox?

Breaking free from alcohol can be a challenging and trying experience, but it is crucial to understand that detox is merely the initial step in the recovery journey. To fully recover, you need to seek therapy and participate in support groups, as well as make changes to your lifestyle that encourage sobriety. Recovery is an ongoing effort, but every day of abstinence brings you closer to your goal.

If you are grappling with alcoholism, don’t hesitate to ask for help. There are many resources available and you are not in this alone. Alcohol detoxification is the starting point in conquering alcoholism. But what comes after that? The answer may be unexpected.

Detoxing from alcohol must be done with care and under medical supervision to guarantee your safety and comfort.

Once you have finished the alcohol detox process, you should move forward with alcohol rehab. This can be done through either an inpatient or outpatient treatment program.

Inpatient programs offer 24-hour care and support, while outpatient programs allow you to continue with your daily life, such as work or school while receiving treatment.

Regardless of the type of program you choose, it is vital to keep in mind that recovery from alcoholism is a lifelong effort. To maintain sobriety, you need to modify your lifestyle and develop new strategies for coping.