Asking for help to detox from alcohol is a critical first step toward your recovery, and at Landmark Recovery, we are ready and positioned to come alongside you from this point on. Our alcohol detox center is conveniently located in the Knoxville area and offers a variety of residential and outpatient alcohol detox treatment options to help you start on the path to recovery.
We think you will find that there is no one more dedicated to helping you live beyond addiction. Our individualized programs and therapeutic approach position you to navigate the world sober, and our strong alumni system will connect you with a community that will support you in your sobriety.
According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, at least 17 million adults in the United States ages 18 and older have an alcohol use disorder, and one in 10 children lives in a home with a parent who has a drinking problem. 1
The residents of Tennessee are no exception. Substance abuse continues to persist in the state, whether the addiction is alcohol, illicit drugs, prescription drugs, or a combination. Currently, one in 20 Tennessee residents abuse alcohol, with alcohol consistently ranking as the #1 abused substance. Tennessee young adults’ abuse of opioids and alcohol also rivals the national average. 2
Landmark Recovery is looking to change these statistics by providing local, patient-centric care to those who are in need of treatment. Research shows that roughly one-third of individuals who are treated for alcohol problems have no further symptoms one year later. 3 Landmark Recovery aims to raise both the percentage and the timeline of those who report fewer alcohol-related problems.
Alcohol detoxification (or detox) is a process during which the body attempts to flush out alcohol, waste products, and toxins that have accumulated as a result of excessive, long-term alcohol consumption. Alcohol detox is the initial step toward recovery and is required before you can enter into Landmark Recovery’s treatment program for alcoholism.
Because detoxing from alcohol is dangerous and often the most difficult step in an alcohol abuse recovery program, Landmark Recovery’s Knoxville-area treatment center offers medical detox services and clinical specialists and will provide supportive and around-the-clock care to make sure you remain comfortable and safe throughout the entire process.
Symptoms of alcohol withdrawal typically appear within six to 24 hours, ranging from irritability, agitation, confusion, restlessness, and difficulty sleeping to headaches, shaking, sweating, sensitivity to sound and light, nausea and vomiting, and even fever.
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: 4
Our Knoxville clinicians also will promptly identify and treat any medical complications that may arise, including the potentially life-threatening condition delirium tremens – a severe form of alcohol withdrawal that produces sudden and severe mental or nervous system changes that may include profound confusion, hallucinations, sepsis, irregular heartbeat, breathing difficulties, seizures, and an electrolyte imbalance that can lead to heart failure. 5
Following the completion of alcohol detox, you will be ready to transition into your personalized alcohol treatment program at Landmark Recovery. During your treatment, participation in counseling and evidence-based behavioral therapies (such as cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational enhancement therapy, and contingency management interventions) will play a critical role in identifying the false beliefs and harmful thoughts underlying your addiction. Behavioral therapy will also be used to develop the healthy behaviors and coping skills needed to prevent relapse and stay sober. 6
Landmark Recovery takes a holistic approach to treatment and focuses on the person as a whole, rather than just their alcohol abuse. In this regard, we usually integrate a variety of proven treatments and alternative therapies into our alcohol addiction programs to ensure that we are treating the body, mind, and spirit. These interventions often include medication-assisted treatment, family therapy, peer support groups, meditation and mindfulness therapy, health and wellness education, fitness and exercise, and recreational activities.
At Landmark Recovery, we aspire to help you live – and dream – again. Our alcohol detox program can help you get through the first step of withdrawal safely and comfortably. Please call our Knoxville area detox center at (865) 448-5174 to learn more about our residential and outpatient alcohol treatments.
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1) 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
2) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (2020). Behavioral Health Barometer Tennessee, Volume 6.https://www.samhsa.gov/data/sites/default/files/reports/rpt32859/Tennessee-BH-Barometer_Volume6.pdf
3) 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
4) 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
5) Trevisan LA, Boutros N, Petrakis IL, Krystal JH. Complications of alcohol withdrawal: pathophysiological insights. Alcohol Health & Research World. 1998;22(1):61-6.https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6761825/
6) 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