Alcohol home detox refers to the process of an individual discontinuing or reducing their alcohol consumption in the comfort of their own home, rather than in a specialized facility. This method has gained popularity due to its convenience and privacy. However, it’s essential to understand that while some may find success with home detox, it’s not suitable for everyone and can come with significant risks.
Our home alcohol detox service provides a safe solution to alcohol withdrawal. During alcohol detox, our team of specialists will provide you with ongoing support and guidance.
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Attempting to detox from alcohol at home can be dangerous, especially for those with a long history of heavy drinking. Some potential risks include:
Trying to detox from home can be dangerous, particularly if you have a history of heavy drinking, and it entails risks such as:
Medical assistance will be unavailable in the event of medical complications like changes in blood pressure, severe dehydration, and seizures.
You face a higher risk of relapse because you’re not under supervision, remain in a familiar environment, and may be exposed to certain stressors.
Alcohol withdrawal can exacerbate pre-existing mental health concerns, like heightened anxiety, depressive feelings, paranoia, or psychotic symptoms.
There’s a risk of experiencing severe withdrawal symptoms, such as delusions, seizures, and even delirium tremens, which include agitation and hypertension.
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Most medical professionals recommend enrolling in an alcohol detox centre to safely discontinue alcohol consumption. They provide:
On-site medical specialists prescribe medications to reduce the severity of withdrawal symptoms:
Your doctor may also recommend vitamins to address nutritional deficiency and IV fluids to reverse an electrolyte imbalance. Learn more
This is the most severe form of alcohol withdrawal that usually occurs in cases of severe alcohol dependence. You experience sudden and severe changes in your mental state and nervous functioning. It includes symptoms such as:
If you or a loved one is experiencing delirium tremens, seek immediate medical attention. Learn more
Reduction or discontinuation of alcohol consumption can lead to withdrawal symptoms. These can vary in severity depending on the period of alcohol dependence. Some symptoms are:
The purpose of treatment is to reduce withdrawal symptoms and make them more manageable. Learn more
Outpatient alcohol detox allows you to live at home and make scheduled visits to a treatment facility. It provides the convenience and confidentiality of detoxing at home, with the safety of medical assistance and supervision. It’s preferable for those struggling with mild to moderate alcohol dependence but have a supportive environment at home. It’s best to consult your primary care physician to know if you’re eligible for outpatient alcohol detox at home. Learn more
Relapse prevention requires a commitment to recovery and is a consistent process that can involve the following:
Detoxing from alcohol is safe, depending on the severity of your alcohol addiction. It’s a safe option for people who:
If you or a loved one requires an alcohol detox, here’s what you can expect from the process:
The most effective approaches in alcohol detox include:
Follow-Up Care: Counselling and therapy are effective for helping people remain alcohol-free in the
long term. Learn more
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Yes, as long as you don’t have a history of seizures or severe alcohol dependence and follow your healthcare provider’s instructions, alcohol detox at home is a safe process.
You can expect to experience withdrawal symptoms about 6 to 12 hours after your last drink. These are usually mild, but they can progress into more severe symptoms, so it’s best to consult a healthcare provider.
You can expect symptoms such as sweating, rapid heart rate, increased blood pressure, nausea, and tremors.
You can prevent relapsing by continuing to take your prescribed medication and seeing a therapist to cope with stressors.
Even if you’re detoxing at home, we recommend consulting a professional to help you manage withdrawal.