What is a Detox?
What is a Detox. Alcohol addiction is a serious problem that affects millions of people around the world. If left untreated, it can lead to a wide range of physical and mental health issues. One option for those struggling with alcohol addiction is an alcohol home detox.
An alcohol home detox is a process of quitting alcohol in a safe and controlled environment, under the supervision of medical professionals. This type of detox can be done at home, without the need for hospitalisation or inpatient treatment.
The first step
The first step in an alcohol home detox is to consult with a medical professional. This could be a doctor, a psychiatrist, or an addiction specialist. They will evaluate the individual’s physical and mental health, and determine if an at-home detox is appropriate.
If the medical professional determines that an at-home detox is safe, they will develop a treatment plan that includes medication and therapy. The medication will help to alleviate withdrawal symptoms, such as nausea, headaches, and insomnia. Therapy will help to address the underlying psychological issues that contribute to alcohol addiction.
During the detox process, the individual will need to abstain from alcohol completely. This can be difficult, as withdrawal symptoms can be intense and uncomfortable. However, with the right medication and therapy, it is possible to manage these symptoms and make it through the detox process.
It is important to note that an alcohol home detox is not suitable for everyone. Those with severe alcohol addiction or underlying health issues may require inpatient treatment or hospitalisation. Additionally, those with a history of seizures or other serious health problems should not attempt an at-home detox without medical supervision.
If you or a loved one is struggling with alcohol addiction, an alcohol home detox may be an effective option for starting on the path to recovery. With the help of medical professionals and a strong support system, it is possible to overcome addiction and live a healthier, happier life.
What is a detox? I get asked this question a lot. For me being in the addiction industry for a large number of years, it seems strange to be asked. But there must be lots in other industries who do things and I do not know what they are. So here we go. A detox in our industry means removing the substance someone is addicted to, from their body. So in this case. It is a matter of removing all the alcohol from a clients body. This is the first stage of addiction treatment performed in every residential rehab centre, hospital etc. Talk our nurse about anything you would like to know about treatment at home. Call Tel: 07811 606 606 (24 hours)
How long does it take?
Being detoxed from alcohol takes 7 days in normal circumstances. It can a little longer depending on the clients health. Talk our nurse about anything you would like to know about treatment at home. Call Tel: 07811 606 606 (24 hours)
A client being detoxed from alcohol will be through withdrawal after 72 hours. So after 72 hours the craving would stop if the client was to stop drinking. With a medical alcohol home detox the cravings stop from day one, as the medication makes sure the client is comfortable? This makes a home or residential detox a lot easier to deal with. Talk our nurse about anything you would like to know about treatment at home. Call Tel: 07811 606 606 (24 hours)
Is detox medication safe?
The medication used in an alcohol home detox is safe. It is none-addictive. All the medication used for an alcohol detox are pills. These are a mild sedative to make the clients body, and the client to feel as if they have had a drink, hence will not need a drink. It stops the body going into shock, which also stops seizures and fits. This is the safest and quickest way to detox from alcohol. Talk our nurse about anything you would like to know about treatment at home. Call Tel: 07811 606 606 (24 hours)
If you would like to know more about having treatment from alcohol at home, or any other questions you may have, including residential rehab centres. Call us now on Tel: 07711 606 606 (24 hours)