For those with an alcohol dependence there are generally two common methods to detox from alcohol. The first is quitting alcohol yourself, with your own willpower. And the second other is checking into an alcohol rehab centre for professional supervision and help.
But what if your addiction to drinking isn’t serious enough to become a rehab inpatient, or you can’t afford treatment at a facility – how can you kick the habit at home without some help?
If this sounds like you, you’re probably looking for a reliable, proven and safe way to do an alcohol detox at home. This resource is designed to help you perform an alcohol detox safely from home with the right advice and support.
Here at Serenity we employ a team of highly experienced experts including GPs, nurses and therapists, who are available via phone 24/7 in order to give you advice, guidance, and track your progress while you detox yourself at home.
Why Choose Home Based Detox for Alcohol Addiction?
Affordability. Detoxing at home from alcohol is a lot cheaper than being an inpatient at a rehabilitation clinic and, for less severe cases of alcoholism, can be just as successful.
Support. Who else would know how to support you better than your loved ones? Some people find it beneficial to detox at home with their family and loved ones around providing support and encouragement.
Effective long term. It is also worth considering that while going through detox at home programme can occasionally be more difficult due to your usual drinking triggers and friends being around, teaching yourself to ignore these triggers and pushing through can provide longer lasting results.
Convenience. You can continue with your day to day activities and even work, as opposed to being confined to a rehabilitation centre for several weeks.
Detoxing from home is not a “one size fits all” situation, you will still have a consultation with our GPs first and they will prescribe the correct treatment and/or medication. You will also have constant phone contact and regular appointments with us to discuss your progress.
The main aim of the home detoxing programme is to get you through the alcohol withdrawals stage successfully, removing all alcohol from your system, restoring balance to your body and putting you in the best possible position to control your drinking urges from thereon out.
Complete discretion is another benefit to detoxing from alcohol at home, as you can do it in your own time without anybody wondering where you’ve gone or speculating about your health.
To see whether a detox at home or detoxing in one of our inpatient centres is best for you, we highly recommend calling 0203 151 1280 for a free, no-obligation discussion about which method may work best for you.
Alcohol Withdrawal Treatment at Home
When going through alcohol detox, you will experience mild to severe physical and mental withdrawal symptoms, thus we recommend you to be guided by an expert. This stage is very critical to your recovery, and we make sure you are anything but alone. We offer 24/7 support from our team of specialist doctors, nurses and therapists.
You can call us at any time if you’re struggling for general advice on medication, diet, or avoiding drinking. If your condition is more serious, we can then invite you to one of our facilities for a more in-depth consultation or arrange regular therapy sessions or support groups to help you get your head around everything.
Once your home detox is done, we provide continuing aftercare and counselling to make sure there is as little chance of relapse as possible.
This aftercare is just as important as the original detox and avoiding it is likely to bring your drinking dependency back, but sticking to our aftercare system drastically reduces your chances of a relapse.
Alcohol Detox Remedies and Diet
You can find plenty of tips and information on how your diet can affect your recovery by checking our main alcohol detox page. That page also provides details on the most commonly used and successful alcohol withdrawal medication.
If you attend one of your alcohol rehab centres, we will take care of this for you, but even if you detox from home, we are always available on the phone to help you with nutrition advice and the best foods to help your body recover from alcohol dependency.
Some natural remedies that can also help with an alcohol home detox include:
- Milk Thistle: a herb that’s rich in silymarin, a powerful antioxidant that has been linked to the restoration of the liver and protecting the liver against alcohol-induced damage.
- Kudzu also has some evidence from experiments on both rats and humans, that it can reduce the urge to drink alcohol.
- Acupuncture has been suggested not just to reduce alcohol cravings, but to help with the anxiety, stress and depression often experienced by alcoholics going through withdrawal.
We Offer Home Detox Throughout the UK
We are able to offer home detoxing throughout the UK. This means no matter whether you’re based in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland or Wales, we are bound to have a detox centre close to your location, meaning the best facilities and support are available to you. Find detox centres in your area.
Even better than that, most of our home detox programs are available even if one of our centres aren’t nearby, due to the ‘in your own home’ nature of the treatment.
Our friendly and calming experts are on hand to discuss your options and are able to provide:
- Free phone consultation, advice and guidance on alcohol detoxification and rehabilitation
- Free advice on local support groups and NHS services
- Free information on medical insurance, credit and other options
- Friendly and knowledgeable staff with your best interest in mind
Give us a call right now on 0203 151 1280 to discuss your home detox options.