Making the decision to stop drinking is an important one. When you’re ready to get sober, you’ll have to detox your body from alcohol. This isn’t a quick, easy process, but it’s a necessary step in your treatment. The time it takes for your body to detox depends on many different factors. This includes factors like how much alcohol you drink regularly, how long you have been drinking heavily and whether you’ve gone through an alcohol detox before. Although it can be different for everyone, the average alcohol detox takes about 5 days after your last drink. Read on to learn more.
The First 6-12 Hours of Detox
The first 12 hours of detoxing from alcohol can be challenging which is why it is important to have the guidance of a professional. Minor withdrawal symptoms usually set in about 6 hours after your last drink. If you have a history of heavy drinking, these symptoms could be severe right away.
The First 12-24 Hours of Detox
The first 12-24 hours of detoxing from alcohol can result in a wide range of withdrawal symptoms. These symptoms can include headaches, intense body and joint aches, nausea, irritability, and confusion.
24-48 Hours of Detox
In most cases, once you have made it to the 24-hour mark, withdrawal symptoms tend to remain at a steady intensity and then decrease at about the 4-5-day mark.
We will not try to sugarcoat it, detoxing from alcohol is not an easy process. But it’s a necessary one to get sober and start recovery. But don’t worry, our trained medical staff will be with you every step of the way and you’ll make it through to the other side, ready to start fresh. If you have any questions about the detox process, give us a call!