Alcohol Detox

Can You Quit Drinking Cold Turkey?

Heavy drinkers who stop drinking suddenly are likely to experience a range of withdrawal symptoms. Quitting cold turkey is never recommended because the symptoms can be life-threatening. It is important to experience withdrawal in an alcohol detox center that is medically assisted. Quitting cold turkey can create serious health issues for an individual.

Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms


The symptoms of alcohol withdrawal can be quite severe. They often increase in severity over a short period of time, an aspect that often pushes alcoholics back to drinking rather than seeing the treatment through to the end.

Some of the symptoms of alcohol withdrawal can include:

Delirium tremens (DTs) characterized by severe and uncontrollable shaking, sweating, fever, chills, irregular heartbeat, and confusion
Seizures and convulsions
Elevated blood pressure and pulse
Onset of cold or flu symptoms
Severe stomach pain, nausea, vomiting
Anxiety, panic attacks

Detoxing Off Alcohol

Stages Of Alcohol Detox

At Peaks Recovery, our medical detox stages can look like this:

Stages of detox 1


Within the first 24 hours of admission, you will meet with our primary care physician and psychiatrist for a health and physical screening and full psychiatric evaluation.

Stages of Detox 2


To address any primary drug and alcohol substance use disorder; including any underlying mental health concerns requires medical stabilization to ensure every patient’s safety and well-being so that they can focus on their recovery goals.

Stages of detox 3


Medical Detox addresses the acute physiological and psychiatric concerns. Like the removal of a cast, the real rehabilitation begins after medical detox.

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Therapy After Our Colorado Drug & Alcohol Detox Center

Detoxing from drugs and alcohol is the first step toward recovery. However, the evidence is clear that the longer a person distances themselves from their last use of drugs and alcohol, the greater chance of recovery. At Peaks Recovery Centers, the next step in our recovery process is transitioning into our residential inpatient rehab.

Peaks Recovery Centers exclusive approach to inpatient treatment empowers men and women to leave drugs and alcohol behind them. Whether you are looking for alcohol rehab, drug rehab, our rehab program helps individuals learn and invest in new life practices, therefore they can restore and reclaim their lives.
If you are interested in Peaks Recovery Centers for yourself or a loved one, please don’t hesitate to call or fill out our form today.

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