Alcohol Home Detox

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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

When alcohol consumption reaches dependence levels, many people will find they have one or more of the symptoms above. This is when a controlled alcohol detox should be used in order to withdraw from alcohol safely and comfortably.

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.

Call Abbeycare now and find out more and book an alcohol home detox: 01603 513 091

How quickly can I get a detox?

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;
  • prescribing of all sedatives – the most commonly used drugs for alcohol withdrawal are Chlordiazepoxide (Librium) and, less often, Diazepam (Valium);
  • vitamins and any other medications;
  • dietary advice and direction; and
  • prescribing of follow-up medication to reduce cravings (Campral) 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.

How long does an alcohol home detox last?

A home alcohol detox usually lasts around 7 days. This can vary slightly depending on the level of medication required to safely withdraw from alcohol.

Normally at the start of a detox, the patient receives a high dose of sedative which is then reduced over the following days as alcohol leaves the system and any withdrawal symptoms subside. During this period vitamins are normally taken to replace lost nutrients and vitamins.

Call Abbeycare now and find out more and book an alcohol home detox: 01603 513 091

How long does an alcohol home detox last?

The detox is the first stage to a life of abstinence. Once the detox is complete, clients should embark on a post-detox strategy to remain abstinent. Attending therapy can help you cope with the reasons for drinking excessively as well as providing tools and strategies to cope with cravings.

We would strongly advise undertaking an aftercare therapy package as it is a proven route to overcoming alcoholism.
As different people respond to different therapies and aftercare treatments, our team can provide information and arrange a suitable therapist local to you. Many people also find attending an abstinence-based support network also extremely helpful in remaining sober such as Alcoholics Anonymous and the SMART recovery network.

Why get an alcohol home detox from Abbeycare?

Abbeycare is the UK’s leading residential alcohol treatment and detox centre. We recognise that many people are often unable to commit to residential rehab but still require treatment and would prefer this at home.

Although Abbeycare does not actually provide a home detox service per ce, we decided that in order to ensure that people get the best treatment at the best value with the best chances of success, we would identify and recommend the best providers of home detoxes around the UK.

You can rest assured that Abbeycare always have the client’s needs, thoughts and requirements at the very top of our priorities.

Why Choose Abbeycare

  • Medically supervised detox
  • Holistic and alternative treatments
  • Individually tailored recovery care plans
  • Attractive fees and payment options