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How To Detox From Alcohol
Medical supervision: It is vitally important to detox from alcohol under medical supervision. It is usually done on an outpatient basis and most of the symptoms are gone in 3-5 days, but without medical direction and detox meds (if they are needed), you can die or at least have quite serious medical complications. Please see an addiction medicine specialist. ...Read more
The same...: ...Generally healthy nutrition as anyone else should have (but few people do). Go heavy on the vitamins (alcoholics are notorious for being badly deficient - especially thiamine and other b vitamins), go easy on the quantity (a full stomach will make vomiting more likely and more dangerous). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
INPATIENT/OUTPATIENT: Alcoholdetox can be done as inpatient in a hospital, because when you stop consuming alcohol after abusing it for a long time, you always get withdrawl symptoms and may need other meds to overcome withdrawl symptoms like urge to drink, tremors, delirium tremors and lack of sleep in some cases it can be as outpatient rx with help and supervision by family members with attendance at alcoholic anonymus. ...Read more
I need to detox from opiates and alcohol, so if I went in drunk to detox from alcohol will they give me methadone without puting that money down?
What is the best course of action (besides aa) for staying sober after completing detox for alcohol?
Support & meaning: U r right, detox is only the start. Addiction is a disease of disconnection, & recovery is feeling connected w others & knowing that yr life has meaning. What i see as the 3 "active ingredients" in successful recovery r 1)support from others who r succeeding @staying sober, 2) working on personal growth, & 3) improving yr spiritual or emotional groundedness. Lifering & sos r alternative grps to aa. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Alcohol withdrawal: Can be dangerous without good medical support. Detox allows your body to adjust to going without alcohol without the heightened risk of seizures, hallucinations and other severe withdrawal symptoms. The question suggests you're drinking more than is healthy and that should be addressed. Abrupt discontinuation of heavy alcohol use is not a good idea without a doctor supervising. ...Read more
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