If you have been drinking over a long period of time and find that you want to stop but simply cannot, then it is time to seek professional help. And help is available in the form of alcohol detox programs. These programs are medical facilities with medical staff that is trained to treat alcohol dependence and alcohol withdrawal in a safe and effective manner so that you can finally stop drinking. These programs can be expensive if you are paying out-of-pocket. Fortunately, Aetna insurance company offers health plans that cover alcohol detox. This is because alcohol abuse, dependence, and addiction are chronic medical conditions for which treatment is necessary. Furthermore, alcohol withdrawal syndrome – which occurs when someone who is alcohol dependent tries to stop drinking –is also a medical condition that requires medical treatment.
What is Alcohol Detox
An Aetna alcohol detox is a medical facility and program that serves to help people who are physically dependent on alcohol to stop drinking in a safe manner and with less discomfort.
An Aetna alcohol detox will evaluate you to see what your drinking history is and to see how much alcohol is in your system at the time you arrive at the facility. This is necessary in order to give you the right medications and the right amount of each in order to help you detox from alcohol.
After being evaluated, the medical personnel at the Aetna alcohol detox will stabilize you with the use of medications so as to reduce your withdrawal symptoms and keep you safe and comfortable.
What To Expect
An Aetna alcohol detox will evaluate you and then stabilize your condition so that you are safe and comfortable. Your Aetna alcohol detox will last anywhere from 4 to 10 days depending on your progress. A caring and nurturing medical staff will monitor your condition, checking your vitals in the morning and at night and administer your medications at these times, too. You will have your meals provided to you by kitchen personnel at the Aetna alcohol detox.
Why It’s Necessary
You may have realized that your drinking has gotten a little out of hand and have tried to stop or cut back only to experience disturbing symptoms that caused you to go right back to drinking for fear of stopping. Your instincts are right: Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome is a very serious condition that at best is extremely uncomfortable and, at worst can kill you. That is why an Aetna alcohol detox is necessary.
Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome is largely due to the central nervous system (CNS) being in a hyper-excitable state due to the sudden absence of alcohol which has been suppressing CNS activity. Now, your system, which has been dormant, is overcompensating. Alcohol withdrawal syndrome can include seizures and delirium tremens, a set of symptoms such as tremors, anxiety, paranoia, and panic attacks. The severity of the alcohol withdrawal syndrome can vary from mild symptoms such as mild sleep disturbances and mild anxiety to very severe and life threatening such as convulsions, which may result in death.
Palm Partners does accept health insurance, however, we are not affiliated with Aetna. Please give us a call at 1-800-951-6135 for more information.