Home Alcohol Detox
What is At-Home Alcohol Detox?
For many people, a residential rehab or detox programme simply isn’t a possibility. The best alternative for these people is a supervised at-home detox, which can help them gradually reduce their alcohol dependence. Sedatives are often used alone or in combination with other medications to prevent withdrawal symptoms and dangerous or unpleasant side effects.
Is an at-home alcohol detox right for you?
Alcohol detox is often required when someone has a lot of difficulties quitting drinking, or they have had bad physical or mental experiences when they have tried to stop drinking in the past.
Sometimes withdrawal symptoms can be dangerous and even severe. Some people have also had seizures when going through withdrawal.
Some of the common withdrawal symptoms are:
• Anxiety, fear and panic
• Hot and cold sweats
• Mood swings, and being easily agitated or irritated
• Nausea and vomiting
• Shaky arms, hands, legs or feet
• Restlessness and difficulty falling or staying asleep
When someone is consuming alcohol to the point that they are dependent upon it, they will usually experience one or more of the symptoms mentioned above when they try to stop drinking. When they have reached this point, this is when they need the assistance of a controlled alcohol detox to comfortably and safely withdraw from their alcohol use.
Why should you do an at-home detox?
Sometimes life and the commitments that go along with it will not allow everyone to go into residential rehab for an extended period. Obligations such as work, children, and family life will often make it difficult for someone to go to rehab. This is when an at-home detox would be the best solution. Clients can receive a professional medical detox in the comfort of their own homes with little to no disruption of their normal life. However, taking time off work while in detox is usually advised. An at-home alcohol detox usually costs less than residential rehab as well.
How quickly can you get an at-home detox?
Detoxing usually has a fast start process. Once you contact us, we can generally arrange a detox to start within a day or two at a time that works best for you. We will also have to agree a time with our specialist addiction nurses.
What is involved in an at-home alcohol detox?
First, we will send a doctor or nurse who specialises in addiction treatment to your home. They will conduct a thorough medical examination which might include any of the following:
• Checking your blood pressure
• Checking your pulse and oxygen
• Taking a blood analysis
• Prescribing sedatives if needed (the drugs most used for alcohol withdrawal include Chlordiasepoxide or Librium and Diazepam or Valium)
• Prescribing vitamins and any other medications that may be needed
• Giving dietary advice and direction
• Prescribing follow-up medication like Campral that will help reduce cravings after the detox
The addiction specialist will also provide you with information on what long-term recovery options will be best for you, including recovery groups and services. The goal of the addiction specialist is to make the detox process as hassle-free for the client as possible.
How long does an at-home alcohol detox usually last?
The typical home alcohol detox usually lasts about seven days. This can vary depending on the person and the level of medication that they require to withdraw safely from alcohol. At the beginning of a detox, the patient will usually receive a high dose of a sedative to aid the withdrawal. That dose is then reduced throughout the following days as the alcohol leaves their system, and they are no longer experiencing withdrawal symptoms. Vitamins are usually taken during this time to replace nutrients and vitamins that were depleted from alcohol use.
How much does an at-home alcohol detox cost?
The intensity and duration of the detox will determine how much it will cost. The cost is based on logistics and staffing costs, as well as equipment and medications used for treatment. However, we provide the best value detox programmes in the UK, and a home detox will generally cost a fraction of what it would cost to enrol in a residential rehabilitation programme.
What happens after a detox?
Detoxing is the first step to living a life in which you abstain from alcohol. Once you have completed the detox, it is essential to have a post-detox strategy to keep practising abstinence. Therapy can help teach you safe and efficient coping skills and strategies to figure out why you drank excessively and help you cope with cravings. We can also help set up a suitable aftercare program for you that will support you in your recovery.
Why should you get an at-home alcohol detox at the Harley Street Alcohol Detox Organisation?
The Harley Street Alcohol Detox Organisation is one of the UK’s top detox and residential alcohol centres. We realise that so many are willing to complete detox but are not able to commit to a long-term residential rehab programme and at home alcohol detox treatment is what would work best for them. We always have the needs, requirements, and thoughts of our clients at the top of our priority list.
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Alcohol Addiction FAQ's
Where can I find my nearest rehab centre?
We offer locations for alcohol rehab centres nationwide, call our team on 0333 444 0434. They will be able to advise you on treatment options available in your area.
How soon will you be able to get me into rehab?
This all depends on your personal circumstances. We ask that you contact our team on 0333 444 0434 so that we can fully understand your situation and needs.
We’ll talk you through a short telephone questionnaire designed to help us provide you with the best possible care.
We then set a date and time for your admission and you can look forward to a new start in life.
Could my mental Health be linked to my addiction?
Absolutely yes, so many people are not even aware they have a mental health problem and many people don’t make the connection in children and mental health. The alcohol can become a ‘solution’ for a persons mental health. At the start it will seem as if the alcohol is quieting the mind, but in time as the addiction progresses it will only add to any mental health problems the person has. It is also difficult to diagnose a person with mental health while under the influence of alcohol.
Is it true that alcohol affects sexual performance and harm an unborn babies?
As well as being directly related to many serious diseases, drinking large amounts of alcohol can also lead to poor sexual performance, and it can harm an unborn baby. If you have an alcohol related problem, there are many ways in which you can get help to reduce your drinking, and there are also many services that you can use that will help you stop altogether. Definition The problems associated with alcoholism, or alcohol dependence, are wide ranging, and can be physical, psychological, and social.
Is rehab a cure for addiction?
There is no definitive cure for addiction. However, rehab can provide patients with the skills needed to successfully manage their addiction and remain sober. Recovery from addiction is never over and patients will need to work on their ability to avoid relapse for the rest of their lives. A high quality addiction rehab programme sets patients up for this process.
Am I an alcoholic? What is the difference between casual drinking and alcohol addiction?
Most people can enjoy a casual night out with friends, have one or two drinks and then stop, and they might not drink again for several days. They enjoy a drink, but they don’t NEED it.
If you feel that you would like to talk to one of our experts and see how we can help you, call us on 0333 444 0434.