Pyramid Healthcare Publishes Video About Alcohol Withdrawal & Detox

December 21, 2013 (PRLEAP.COM) Health News
Pyramid Healthcare, an owner and operator of drug and alcohol detox centers as well as other rehabilitation facilities across Pennsylvania, released a short video about alcohol detox. The video is designed to provide people with a brief introduction to alcohol detox through addiction and rehab statistics, potential symptoms of alcohol withdrawal, goals for detoxification, and treatment strategies for alcoholism.

The video demonstrates that 13% of adults suffer from some form of alcohol dependence, and alcoholism is the chief reason behind seeking addiction therapy. For those who seek to break their dependence through alcohol treatment programs, only 10-20% are treated with inpatient detox. This can be dangerous because some people may exhibit severe, life-threatening symptoms, such as delirium tremens, abnormal heart palpitation, rapid breathing, and more. Fortunately, medically supervised programs can ensure a safe detoxification process while minimizing discomfort.

Some detox programs use medications during detox to mitigate the symptoms of withdrawal. However, sometimes these drugs encourage new types of addiction. A more holistic approach creates a drug-free environment at all stages of rehabilitation, including detox. Opiate users, who benefit from medication assisted therapy (MAT) via the use of methadone, are the exception.

In addition to creating a safe environment for detoxification, alcohol detox providers also help prepare detox participants for their next stage of treatment that focus on breaking their psychological addiction to alcohol regardless of the type. Detoxification can last for a few days to a week depending on the severity of the dependence. Afterward, clients transition into either a residential inpatient or outpatient treatment program.

To watch the full video and learn more about alcohol detox, follow this link:

Pyramid Healthcare offers a full continuum of care for adults and adolescents addicted to drugs and/or alcohol in rehabilitation facilities located throughout Pennsylvania. Addiction treatment programs include detoxification, residential inpatient treatment, outpatient treatment, halfway housing, transitional housing, and methadone/Suboxone maintenance therapy. To learn more about talking to a loved one about addiction or how committing to a rehabilitation program can help someone overcome an addiction to drugs and/or alcohol, contact a Pyramid Healthcare representative at or call 1-888-694-9996.