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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
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
Alcoholic: As a rule of thumb they should have support. However a lot depends on how strong they are mentally. ...Read more
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
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
How do detox off alcohol at home my wife drinks everyday if she don't drink she pucks, shacks, and sweats very bad?
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