Asking for help to detox from alcohol is a critical first step toward your recovery. At Landmark Recovery of Denver, we believe detox is just the beginning. We are ready to come alongside you from this point on. Our alcohol detox center is conveniently located in Aurora, Colorado, and close to your community so that you do not have to travel far to receive the care you need, from detox to treatment to recovery.
The Centennial State saw a 57% increase in alcohol-related deaths from 2005 to 2017 – 20% higher than the national growth rate for the same time period. 1 The city of Denver also was found to have higher rates of alcohol abuse than cities about its size such as Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, and Austin. 2 According to Denver Public Health, 1 in 4 Denver residents binge drinks, meaning a person consumes alcohol to the point their blood alcohol concentration is 0.08 or above. 3 Car crashes and falls are often a result of binge drinking, which was reflected in Denver’s emergency room visits in 2018. That year, 36% of emergency room visits were due to alcohol abuse, and so were 38% of fatal motor vehicle accidents. 4
Excessive alcohol use has immediate effects on those who use it. Alcohol abuse has resulted in many accidents and injuries from motor vehicle crashes to drowning. It also can lead to alcohol poisoning from high blood alcohol levels; violence; miscarriage and stillbirth or fetal alcohol spectrum disorders among pregnant women; and risky behaviors such as unprotected sex.
Consuming excessive amounts of alcohol over time can also lead to chronic diseases and other serious health problems such as: 5
Even though it might be tempting to alcohol detox at home, alcohol withdrawal symptoms can be dangerous and uncomfortable. Symptoms of alcohol withdrawal typically appear within 6 to 24 hours of consumption and range from irritability, agitation, confusion, restlessness, and difficulty sleeping to headaches, shaking, sweating, sensitivity to sound and light, nausea and vomiting, and even fever.
A life-threatening condition of alcohol withdrawal is delirium tremens. This causes sudden and severe mental or nervous system changes like confusion, hallucinations, sepsis, irregular heartbeat, breathing difficulties, seizures, and an electrolyte imbalance that can lead to heart failure. 6
We want to make sure you remain comfortable and safe throughout the entire process. Landmark Recovery’s Denver-area treatment center offers medically assisted detox services and clinical specialists who provide around-the-clock care. When and if needed, medications will be administered to help manage the intense cravings and negative symptoms. Medications that may be used during alcohol detox include: 7
At Landmark Recovery, we believe that there is no one more dedicated to helping you live beyond addiction. Our professional team will provide the highest quality of care while teaching you how to navigate the world sober.
Following detox, you will be ready to transition into your personalized alcohol treatment program at Landmark Recovery. During your treatment, counseling and evidence-based behavioral therapies will play a critical role in identifying the underlying causes of your addiction. Behavioral therapy also will be used to help you develop healthy behaviors and coping skills you will need to prevent relapse. 8
And once you complete treatment, we know you might be nervous about transitioning back into the world. We understand the fear and uncertainty that come with sobriety, which is why we make sure you won’t be alone during this critical time. Our strong alumni program will keep you connected with a community that will support you post-rehab. In addition to receiving a personalized discharge plan when you leave our facility, you also will be assigned a personal recovery coach. And to continue your treatment, you will have access to our SMART Recovery program, 12 Step meetings, and other monthly events.
Convinced we are the right treatment center for you? Please call our Denver-area alcohol treatment center at (720) 702-9994 to learn more about our medical assisted detox and alcohol treatment programs. Our recovery specialists are available 24/7 to speak with you about your needs and the treatment options we offer.
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1) Colorado Public Radio (2019). Colorado Has More Alcohol Deaths Than Nearly Every Other State.https://www.cpr.org/2019/06/12/colorado-has-more-alcohol-deaths-than-nearly-every-other-state/
2) Colorado Public Radio (2019). Yet Another Microbrewery On Every Other Block; One In Four Denverites Binge Drinks.https://www.cpr.org/2019/05/24/yet-another-microbrewery-on-every-other-block-one-in-four-denverites-binge-drinks/
3) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2019). Binge Drinking.https://www.cdc.gov/alcohol/fact-sheets/binge-drinking.htm
4) Denver Public Health (2019). Denver Has a Drinking Problem.https://www.denverpublichealth.org/news/2019/05/denver-has-a-drinking-problem
5) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2021). Alcohol and Public Health.https://www.cdc.gov/alcohol/fact-sheets/alcohol-use.htm
6) Alcohol Health & Research World (1998). Treatment for Alcohol Problems: Finding and Getting Help.https://www.niaaa.nih.gov/publications/brochures-and-fact-sheets/treatment-alcohol-problems-finding-and-getting-help
7) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (2015). Treatment Improvement Protocol 45: Detoxification and Substance Abuse Treatment.https://store.samhsa.gov/product/TIP-45-Detoxification-and-Substance-Abuse-Treatment/SMA15-4131
8) National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. (2021) Treatment for Alcohol Problems: Finding and Getting Help.https://www.niaaa.nih.gov/publications/brochures-and-fact-sheets/treatment-alcohol-problems-finding-and-getting-help