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    p>strong>Detoxification. /strong>Many treatment plans begin with a detoxificationcation program to help break your body’s physical addiction to alcohol. This type of treatment is often performed in an inpatient therapy treatment center or a hospital, and typically takes a week to complete. Because the symptoms of physical withdrawal can be dramatic, you may also be given medications to help prevent shaking, confusion, hallucinations, convulsions, and other symptoms of withdrawal.p>. /strong>Many treatment plans begin with a detoxification program to help break your body’s physical addiction to alcohol. This type of treatment is often performed in an inpatient therapy treatment center or a hospital, and typically takes a week to complete. Because the symptoms of physical withdrawal can be dramatic, you may also be given medications to help prevent shaking, confusion, hallucinations, convulsions, and other symptoms of withdrawal./p>p>strong>nbsp;/strong> detoxification program to help break your body’s physical addiction to alcohol. This type of treatment is often performed in an inpatient therapy treatment center or a hospital, and typically takes a week to complete. Because the symptoms of physical withdrawal can be dramatic, you may also be given medications to help prevent shaking, confusion, hallucinations, convulsions, and other symptoms of withdrawal.

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