A Full and sustained recovery is possible with the help of Abstain Home Detoxification
It has been said the recovery journey from addiction is a return from far and distant land.
If this is true then the detox part of recovery is the ride to the airport or train station.
The Detox is an integral part of the overall journey; it is a method of moving on from the physical need and allows the patient to stop using alcohol safely and reasonably comfortably.
What happens –
We thoroughly assess you either at your home or at one of our clinics whichever is convenient for you.
Once we have agreed that it is safe for you to complete our detox, we will arrange for a date to commence the treatment.
An alcohol detoxification is needed when someone is drinking and experiencing physical withdrawals and they are unable to or it is deemed unsafe for them to stop consuming alcohol.
They may require medication to prevent the withdrawal symptoms and more importantly to prevent seizures and delirium tremens.
What is an Alcohol Home Detox?
An alcohol home detox is a managed detoxification at your home (or another safe environment), to gradually remove yourself from your alcohol dependence. It is usually undertaken using sedatives and/or other medicines including vitamins to alleviate withdrawal symptoms and unpleasant as well as dangerous side effects.
Do I need an alcohol home detox?
An alcohol detox is required when people find it difficult to stop drinking or have bad physical and mental experiences when they stop drinking alcohol.
Withdrawal symptoms can be severe and acute symptoms are dangerous and can cause seizures.
Common alcohol withdrawal symptoms include:
• Shaky hands, arms, legs and feet
• Hot and cold sweats
• Agitation, irritability and restlessness
• Anxiety, irrational fear and/or panic
• Difficulty sleeping
• Vomiting and nausea
Why a home detox?
Modern life and its commitments mean that not everyone can or is willing to spend the time going into a residential rehab for a period of time.
Work, children and other family and life commitments mean that rehab is often out of the question.
This is where a home detox can be the answer, when you can obtain a professional medical detox in the comfort of your own home with no disruption to normal life (although, depending on your circumstances, it’s advisable to take a short period of time off employment).
In addition, a home detox can be more cost-effective than residential rehab.
A detox can usually be arranged to start within a day or
two or at a day and time that suits the client.We can help identify a suitable date and
time for the specialist addictions nurse to attend.
What is involved in an alcohol home detox – how does it work?
We will arrange for a specialist addictions nurse to visit you at your home and carry out a full medical examination.
The examination includes
• blood pressure;
• pulse and respiratory examinations;
• blood analysis if required;
• prescription of medication to elevate withdrawal symptoms.
• vitamins and any other medications;
• dietary advice and direction; and
• prescribing of follow-up medication to reduce cravings following detox.
As all our recommended nurses are all specialist addictions nurses they have a wealth of experience in treating alcohol withdrawals and can offer advice and tips to make the detox as hassle-free as well as advice on longer-term strategies to remain abstinent.
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