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Doctor insights on: How To Detox From Alcohol

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How long would it take to detox from alcohol?

How long would it take to detox from alcohol?

All people are diff.: All people are different. Some of it depends on how badly one is habituated to alcohol. Avoid getting into that situation by stopping or at least controlling your intake so you don't have to worry about detoxifying. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how long will it take me 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

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Is there a diet I should follow if i'm planning to detox from alcohol?

Is there a diet I should follow if i'm planning to detox from alcohol?

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 more

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What are good ways to detox yourself after alcohol poisoning?

What are good ways to detox yourself after alcohol poisoning?

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

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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?

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?

Probably not.: It is a long and complicated process getting someone off opiates/alcohol. They will need some sign of commitment from you, usually in monetary form. ...Read more

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I just found out I'm pregnant, but I need to detox from alcohol. How can I do it safely?

I just found out I'm pregnant, but I need to detox from alcohol. How can I do it safely?

Seek professionals: Alcohol detox is not something to take lightly. Withdrawal seizures and Delirium Tremens are both fairly dangerous. Especially if you are pregnant, visiting a detox center, seeing your doctor, or going to the ER are all appropriate solutions. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Can someone detox from alcohol at home?

Yes: But you still need to be under a doctors care. ...Read more

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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 more

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What can you tell me about alcohol detox?

What can you tell me about alcohol detox?

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