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Patients that have grown to acquire a dangerously physical addiction to alcohol require an initial detoxification period. This is a vital element of the rehabilitation process. The toxins are completely flushed from the body, and all traces of alcohol are removed. As normal practice, we suggest that this is done within a private alcohol rehabilitation clinic.
However, we understand that this is not financially viable for everyone. For this reason, there are a number of home alcohol detox packages available. We do not recommend this to those with a severe addiction, due to the aforementioned – potentially fatal – withdrawal symptoms that can occur during the initial detox phase.
If you do opt for this style of detox, a medically trained professional shall travel for your home. Usually, this will be a doctor, who will then assess your eligibility for a home detox. Patients should never embark on a home detox with any medical input. The failure to consult professional assistance could be fatal – respiratory complications, or even heart attack can occur.
If you are approved for a home-style detox, there are a number of things that we strongly recognise you avoid. There is a substantially high risk of relapse within the first 48 hour, due to unpleasant withdrawal symptoms.
This risk is reduced however, should a loved one be able to oversee this process – particularly crucial within the first weak when symptoms are at their worst.
Typically, when the medical professional visits your home and deems you eligible for home detox; prescription medication is available. These are to reduce withdrawal symptoms experienced in the initial ‘acute’ stage of detoxification. This is usually 3-6 days following the last time alcohol is consumed.
Medications usually consist of benzodiazepine-based sedatives, such as: Valium, or Librium. These help by increasing GABA hormone – the brain’s natural relaxant.
Other medications offered may be anti-anxiety variants – to which patients must carefully adhere to dosage guidelines to prevent an overdose. If an doses of these medications are abused, the risk of death is increased. Benzodiazepine based prescription drugs and alcohol can be a potentially fatal combination.
You shall be well informed of these risks by the medical professional that approves your eligibility – before the detox process begins. Medications prescribed during this time prevent seizures that may occur during detoxification. It is advised that prescribed medications are taken until the withdrawal symptoms subside, which is usually around the tenth day after your last consumption of alcohol.
Patients are seen daily by either a drugs counsellor, or qualified nurse. This depends on your location and which kind of service is available. You can phone Adus and enquire about what is available to you personally.
There is also a helpline available 24/7 should you need further assistance.
Patients can struggle more with home detox, as opposed to a private rehab clinic – due to the lack of support available after. Therapy and counselling sessions are readily available during a residential style rehabilitation. These confront the emotional triggers, and provide you with better coping mechanisms. There may be some available to you during and after a home detox – depending on which centre it is that issues it you initially.
There may be some available to you as an outpatient, for a further fee.
Obviously, however, there will be an Alcoholics Anonymous in your local area – which is free to attend, and highly recommended.
Contact Adus today and make a home detox appointment.