Alcohol Detox Indianola IA

Alcohol depresses the Central Nervous System (CNS), which has a central role in the coordination of activity and control of behavior. This is why excessive alcohol intake results in impaired judgment, movement and behavior. Ceasing the presence of alcohol by going “cold turkey” after a prolonged period of drinking can cause the CNS to rebound too quickly, resulting in anxiety, nervousness, tremors, shakes and life-threatening seizures. Alcohol detox should always be medically supervised in order to ensure a safe withdrawal.

United Community Services
(515) 280-3860
401 SW 8th Street
Des Moines, IA
Hotline
(515) 280-3860
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Methadone Maintenance
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Gays and Lesbians, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Criminal justice clients

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VA Central Iowa Healthcare System
(515) 699-5999
3600 30th Street
Des Moines, IA
Hotline
(515) 699-5999
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment

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Great River Medical Center
(319) 768-3725
1221 South Gear Avenue
West Burlington, IA
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with HIV/AIDS, Gays and Lesbians, Seniors/older adults, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders

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Saint Lukes Hospital
(319) 363-4429
1030 5th Avenue SE
Cedar Rapids, IA
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Mercy Turning Point Treatment Center
(563) 589-8000x8290
250 Mercy Drive
Dubuque, IA
Hotline
(563) 589-8280
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient, Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents

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Orchard Place Child Guidence Center
(515) 697-5700
620 8th Street
Des Moines, IA
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

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Broadlawns Medical Center
(515) 282-6610
1801 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders

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Seven 12 House
(515) 233-5048
712 Burnett Street
Ames, IA
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Residential beds for clients' children
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Center for Addiction Recovery Inc
(515) 433-0369
806 7th Street
Boone, IA
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment

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Substance Abuse Services Center Inc
(563) 582-3784
Nesler Centre
Dubuque, IA
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Men, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Alcohol Detox

Alcohol depresses the Central Nervous System (CNS), which has a central role in the coordination of activity and control of behavior. This is why excessive alcohol intake results in impaired judgment, movement and behavior. Ceasing the presence of alcohol by going “cold turkey” after a prolonged period of drinking can cause the CNS to rebound too quickly, resulting in anxiety, nervousness, tremors, shakes and life-threatening seizures. Alcohol detox should always be medically supervised in order to ensure a safe withdrawal.

The process of going through alcohol detox results in a variety of symptoms that range from mild to severe. Mild withdrawal symptoms include typical hangover symptoms of headache, nausea, vomiting, perspiration, restlessness, agitation, loss of appetite and insomnia. But for the alcoholic who has been drinking heavily and consistently for a long period of time, severe withdrawal symptoms can include night sweats, night terrors, auditory or visual hallucinations, convulsions and the DTs (dilirium tremens). Fear of alcohol detox and the accompanying symptoms keeps many alcoholics drinking long after they know they need to stop. There are three types of alcohol detox available:

Cold Turkey

Cold turkey derived its name from the goose bumps that arise during the process of withdrawal from alcohol, drugs or nicotine. You just stop drinking alcohol and white knuckle through the withdrawal symptoms as they come. It’s estimated that 1 in ...

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