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What is the safest way to stop drinking alchol without having health problems?

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Dr. Shaym Puppala
Internal Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Not by yourself

Sudden cessation of alcohol use after a month or longer of excessive use can be dangerous (high heart rate, high blood pressure, hallucinations, seizures - delirium tremens).
It is better to come off it in a supervised setting, and with the support of family/friends/support group such as alcoholics anonymous. A medical practitioner can determine if it is safe to "detox" at home, or as inpatient.

In brief: Not by yourself

Sudden cessation of alcohol use after a month or longer of excessive use can be dangerous (high heart rate, high blood pressure, hallucinations, seizures - delirium tremens).
It is better to come off it in a supervised setting, and with the support of family/friends/support group such as alcoholics anonymous. A medical practitioner can determine if it is safe to "detox" at home, or as inpatient.
Dr. Shaym Puppala
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Dr. Patrice Taylor
Addiction Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends

Alcohol withdrawal can kill.
It's why alcoholics aren't left in jail anymore, but dope addicts are kept. Taper is safe but nearly impossible. The safest way is with an addiction specialist. Try on line search for outpatient treatment center. Or inpatient if you need it.

In brief: Depends

Alcohol withdrawal can kill.
It's why alcoholics aren't left in jail anymore, but dope addicts are kept. Taper is safe but nearly impossible. The safest way is with an addiction specialist. Try on line search for outpatient treatment center. Or inpatient if you need it.
Dr. Patrice Taylor
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