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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?

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

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Should I go into alcohol detox? What are the pros and cons?

Should I go into alcohol detox? What are the pros and cons?

Yes: If you have to ask, the answer is probably yes. Pros: 1. You won't have to lie about drinking anymore. 2. No more hangovers and shakes. 3. End the risk to your job and relationships. 4. Less likely to be sick or die of alcoholism. 5. Stop being an embarrassment to yourself. Cons: 1. You'll have to face the fact that you have a drinking problem. 2. Others may find out (not always bad). ...Read more

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Wanted to know if alcohol-dependants will need support while in detox/rehab?

Wanted to know if alcohol-dependants will need support while in detox/rehab?

Alcoholic: As a rule of thumb they should have support. However a lot depends on how strong they are mentally. ...Read more

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For what length of time do hallucinations last from alcohol detox?

Call 911: If someone you know is hallucinating, call 911. This is very serious and they need medical attention right away. Death can ensure from alcohol withdrawal, which is more serious than narcotic withdrawal. ...Read more

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I have recently drastically cut back alcohol taking days off but now when I do drink next day nauseous. Could that be detox symptom?

I have recently drastically cut back alcohol taking days off but now when I do drink next day nauseous. Could that be detox symptom?

It could be many: things. Alcohol is toxic to the inner lining of the stomach, and is a frequent cause of ulcers. This could be responsible for the nausea. However, diseases of the liver, pancreas, gall bladder, small intestine could also cause nausea in this setting. Withdrawal from alcohol needs treatment, and causes anxiety, tremor, sleeplessness/ insomnia, increased heart rate and blood pressure, more. ...Read more

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Which drugs are typically used to reduce withdrawal symptoms during alcohol detox?

Librium: Benzodiazepines like Librium but in the setting of a rehab center while hospitalized. I suspect other benzodiazepine may do the trick. Ask a physician dedicated to alcohol, and drugs rehab. ...Read more

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Help please! what drugs are typically used to reduce withdrawal symptoms during alcohol detox?

Benzodiazepine: Benzodiazepine are most commonly used for withdrawal fluids some multivitamins thiamine folic a acid under medical supervision. ...Read more

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At what point of at home alcohol detox should one go to the hospital and seek medical attention?

At what point of at home alcohol detox should one go to the hospital and seek medical attention?

If getting worse: I assume that a physician is monitoring your detox. He/she should have given you warning signs of any problems and should have also given you strict dietary advice and certain vitamins. I feel that a social worker ()msw) should also be involved. ...Read more

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How do detox off alcohol at home my wife drinks everyday if she don't drink she pucks, shacks, and sweats very bad?

Medical help: Please consutl with an addiction specialist. She needs medical support to safely detoxifiy. If she is in active withdrawal she may need to be seen at the emergency room. This does not sound like a safe situation. ...Read more

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What is the alcohol or drug addiction detox process?

What is the alcohol or drug addiction detox process?

Slow withdrawal: You are placed on medication with similar sedative like process to each and withdrawn in a stepwise fashion. Much quicker in the case of alcohol, couple weeks vs. At times months with opioids. ...Read more

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