Alcohol Detox in NJ

The Excel Center experts diagnose co-occurring disorders and treat their root cause. It is possible to recover, and this usually starts with detox, where clients break their physical dependence on alcohol.

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Our New Jersey Detox Programs

Alcohol Detox in NJ

Starting your treatment at Excel Treatment Center is easy. As part of our initial assessment, we will find out how much you have been drinking and what previous health conditions you may have. This enables us to prepare a personalized detox plan just for you to ensure that their first steps into recovery are as easy as can be.

The first and most important step of this plan is always to stabilize you safely. During the detox phase, your symptoms will be monitored continuously to ensure that your health is not at risk during the process. If necessary, medication can be administered to reduce the risk of seizure and make the whole experience as comfortable as possible. This can include Benzodiazepines to reduce the risk of seizure and withdrawal symptoms such as anxiety and shaking and nutritional support with vitamins and nutrients to improve your health and reduce withdrawal symptoms.

It only takes one call to get started. Call us today at 973-435-8544 and talk to one of our experts to learn more or for a same-day admission. We are here to help 24×7.

How Addiction Happens

Alcohol Addiction

Alcohol addiction is when your body becomes physically dependent on alcohol to function. Alcohol depresses the nervous system. When people repeatedly drink, their nervous system is used to needing to ‘fire’ more frequently to work. When alcohol is removed, this system ‘fires’ uncontrollably, which causes the withdrawal symptoms.

There is no definite time frame for how long it takes to become addicted to alcohol, but it can range from weeks to months.

Some signs of alcohol withdrawal are:

  • Nausea
  • Slight shaking
  • Being more sensitive to lights and sounds than usual
  • Sweating
  • Headaches
  • Dry retching
  • Shaky hands
  • Being easily startled
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Pins and needles
  • Vomiting
  • Seeing or hearing things which aren’t there
  • Sweating heavily
  • Confusion
  • Extreme shaking of the whole body
  • Seizures

These symptoms usually start around eight hours after your last drink and peak between 24 and 72 hours later. It takes people around five days to completely detox, although there may be symptoms which linger for months. This period is especially vulnerable for those attempting to recover from alcohol addiction, so it is essential that they are in a caring and supportive environment.

Because of how uncomfortable and in many cases, dangerous these symptoms are, people who are addicted to alcohol must receive professional help. In some instances, people have died from attempting to withdraw from alcohol on their own. With proper medication and support, these symptoms can be managed effectively.

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What Causes Alcohol Addiction?

Alcohol addiction is a medically recognized disorder. It is thought to have many causes. There are several genetic markers which research has shown make someone more vulnerable to developing a problem with alcohol. Many people with a history of trauma also turn to alcohol as a form of ‘self-medicating’, and the negative effects can persist for years.

There is no ‘expiry date’ on developing a problem with alcohol. Many people who were once ‘responsible drinkers’ can find themselves developing a problem later in life. At Excel, we treat a wide range of ages, from teens to those in their middle age. We understand the unique factors that can play a role in problem drinking at any age and offer customized recovery programs to match this.


Stories of Hope

For over a decade, Excel Treatment Center has been helping those struggling with substance abuse on their path to long-term healing. Don't take our word for it. Check out our client testimonials.

Excel treatment has changed my life! The staff starting from the intake process, to all the clinicians are amazing! I really enjoy that. Most of the staff are in recovery and relate to me I have been shown so much support, understanding, and accommodation above and beyond!

Shannon R.


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We work with many insurance providers in the U.S. to help you minimize out of pocket expenses and get better faster. Please call us today to find out more.


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What happens when you're addicted

Effects of Alcohol

Short Term Effects

Our bodies can process one standard shot of liquor per hour, and the effects of alcohol last between four to six hours.

The short term effects of alcohol include:

Long Term Effects

Prolonged alcohol exposure can cause many health complications. This can result from the toxic effects of alcohol on the body and the behaviors whilst under the influence.

Some of these include:

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Our admissions process is simple. Contact our caring team 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to begin the process of getting help. We work with most major commercial and private insurance plans. 

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New Jersey Alcohol Rehab

According to the New England Journal of Medicine, Around 50% of people identified as having alcohol use disorder will go through withdrawal symptoms when attempting to stop, with 3-5% of these experiencing severe symptoms.

Factors which can increase the severity of withdrawal include: