Drinking alcohol depresses your system by slowing down brain functioning and it even affects how your nervous system communicates. Chronic use will make your central nervous system begin to adjust to functioning with alcohol which causes your body to work much harder to keep your brain alert and operating appropriately. Your body also has to put more effort into helping your nerves send messages to each other more efficiently. In the sudden absence of alcohol, your brain doesn’t know how to function and withdrawal occurs.

When a person decides to stop using drugs or alcohol, the initial period of time is quite difficult and painful. Withdrawal symptoms are tough to get through, but detox is essential to begin the recovery process. The best way to handle detox is to have it happen in a safe manner at a Tennessee alternative treatment center like Discovery Place. Located just outside of Nashville, Discovery Place offers residents personal direction, compassion, fellowship, and care to recover from alcohol addiction. Our sole focus is on helping you get better and achieve sustained sobriety.

What Are Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms?

Going it alone and trying to get sober by yourself will cause the symptoms of withdrawal to be much more intense than if you were to detox in a monitored facility. Not only is it significantly more challenging, but it can also be very dangerous. Medical detox is a way to cleanse your body more comfortably. 

Withdrawal symptoms vary from person to person and for some, the symptoms can lead to death. For example, seizures and delirium tremens (DTs) are of particular concern. The DTs are the severest form of withdrawal which causes immense mental confusion and increases the sympathetic nervous system’s functioning. When the sympathetic system is working in high-gear the heart races and progression can lead to heart failure.

Other alcohol withdrawal symptoms include:

  • Hallucinations
  • Irritability
  • Confusion
  • Fever
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Vomiting
  • Anxiety

Where Can You Find An Alcohol Detox Treatment Center In Tennessee?

How Can You Treat Alcohol Withdrawal SymptomsDetox will depend on the individual and will be assessed by a physician at the Burns, Tenessee detox alternative treatment center at Discovery Place. Our facility is located in the beautiful countryside, situated on 17 acres so while you recover you can enjoy a calm and peaceful environment. We will ensure your medically monitored detox will have minimal withdrawal symptoms. You will be supervised by medical professionals so that you are safe, secure, and restful throughout the process.

Let our staff help you overcome your addiction and recover to enjoy the rest of your life clean and sober. Our staff at Discovery Place and our volunteers are a very important part of helping you recover. Many have been through the struggles with addiction and have sustained sobriety through our residential recovery programs, so they understand where you are coming from and how you are feeling.

Call the Tennessee detox alternative treatment center at Discovery Place anytime at 1-800-725-0922 for more information. It doesn’t matter what time of day you are ready to get help, we are here for you. 


  • Discovery Place was the answer for my son. He did the 90 day and then the step down program and sober living. We give this organization 10 stars. They met my son where he was …emotionally, mentally, physically. They helped him put his life back on track. Discovery Place employees care about their guests. If your son, brother, nephew, grandson or husband needs excellent supportive care THIS is indeed the facility.

    Kim Morton
    Alumni Parent
  • I have remained sober and it is because of DP. DP is the best place there is, hands down. I keep everyone there in my prayers, and I encourage everyone there to take what they are practicing and do it in their lives, after.

    Roy Mantelli
  • Over the past year, I’ve been putting into actin what Discovery Place taught me, and I have experienced a complete perspective change of the world, and the people in it. I get to be a man of service and love today, and for that I am grateful to Discovery Place.

    Matt Kassay
  • Discovery Place means the world to me. They showed me the tools that I’ve tried to use everyday in my life to think less often of myself, and more frequently of others. I am learning to lend a hand when I am able and to have a honest and humble relationship with God and the people around me. Not only am I clean and sober, but also I am happy and fulfilled.

    Tommy Parker
  • Discovery Place and the men who work there made recovery attractive, and more importantly, fun. There is strength in the struggle. I am forever grateful for my time at Discovery Place.

    Creed McClellan
  • When I got to Discovery Place my whole life was in shambles, but I didn’t know it. I spent 6 months in their programs, participating in all three phases, and was met with kindness and love all along the way. It is unbelievable to me, where I am now relative to where I was when I arrived at DP.

    Lance Duke
  • I can never say enough good things about Discovery Place and the people who work there. Before checking in to DP, I was out of options and out of answers. Fortunately, Discovery Place has a solution. Taking suggestions from the staff at DP saved my life, and as a result, I’m now more content and hopeful about life. I’m grateful for Discovery Place showing me how to live a healthy life so that I can become a better man and help the next guy.”

    Tyler Buckingham

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