When you are addicted to alcohol, staying away from alcohol is impossible without something to replace the cravings. Alcohol detox at home is an effective treatment method because it manages your withdrawal symptoms with prescribed medication.
There are generally two common methods to detox from alcohol. The first is quitting alcohol yourself, with your willpower. The second is entering an alcohol rehab centre to undergo a detox.
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? If this sounds like you, you can undergo a home detox.
A home alcohol detox involves taking prescribed medication to manage your alcohol withdrawal symptoms with phone assessments to manage your progress. We can also put in place therapy to help you manage your mental health.
At Serenity, we have a specialised team of highly experienced experts including GP’s, nurses and therapists, who are available via phone 24/7 to give you advice, guidance, and track your progress while you detox from alcohol at home.
Alcohol withdrawal treatment at home with Serenity has several benefits:
- No interruption to your life
- Cheaper than inpatient rehab
- 12-step programme
- Therapy sessions over the phone
- 12 months aftercare
- Access to our world-class team of alcohol addiction experts
- Medication to manage withdrawal symptoms
- Nutrition and diet plans
- Flexible credit options – we accept most medical insurance, or we can create a low-interest, customised credit plan.
By choosing Serenity, you get access to world-renowned addiction experts and detox treatment plans that have a very high success rate.
Detoxing at home gives you a way to stop drinking without it affecting your life.
Please contact us for help if you can’t stop drinking and want to stop. Call us on 0203 151 1280 to discuss your alcohol home detox options.
Why Choose A Home Detox for Alcohol Addiction?
If staying in residential rehab is impossible, detoxing at home is your only option.
However, even given the choice, most people will opt for a home detox. This is because it lets them maintain a high level of independence.
Doing an alcohol detox at home is also cheaper than inpatient rehab because you do not stay in residential accommodation.
Is Alcohol Detoxification at Home Right For Me?
Home detoxification is proven effective for mild addictions to alcohol. This is especially true of patients who have not developed a severe habit.
In addition to the extent of your addiction, we also have to factor in your housing situation. Is the environment you live in suitable for a detox? Will you be surrounded by people who will make your detox an even more difficult process?
Typically, we only recommend an alcohol home detox for mild addictions. The exception is when the patient can exercise a level of self-control.
The reason for this is alcohol withdrawal at home can be very difficult to self manage. This is especially true for people who have a severe habit.
For people who have been addicted to alcohol for a long time, replacing drink with medication doesn’t replace the relief and pleasure from drinking. This is the psychological side of drinking.
Because of this, a home detox from alcohol is most effective when it is paired with therapy. Therapies like CBT give patients tools to manage their feelings and anxieties. This is extremely helpful for addressing the behaviours that fuel the desire to drink.
So, to sum up, whether detox alcohol at home treatment is right for you depends on the extent of your addiction and your behaviour. You also need a safe space to undergo your detox.
How Much Does Home Detoxification Cost?
An alcohol home detox in the UK costs as little as £1,000, reaching as high as £2,000. The total cost depends on the type of programme and the level of therapy and support required.
This is significantly cheaper than inpatient rehab because you do not stay in residential accommodation, and you receive less therapy.
With a home detox, you can expect the following:
- Full medical assessment
- Medical consultations
- Personalised recovery programme
- Access to detox medication
- 24/7 phone support
- Access to nurses and medical staff
- Aftercare (our patients get 12-months)
It’s important to note that different clinics have different prices. However, we strongly recommend not focusing on price. With addiction treatment, the quality of care is more important than the cost of care.
Therapy can be built into your home detox from alcohol if you need it. We recommend therapy if you have a history of addiction. Therapy will help address the behavioural and psychological sides of addiction.
Home Detox Benefits
The single biggest benefit to detoxing at home is you can stop drinking without entering rehab. The medication you receive will replace the alcohol you drink. This will detox your body.
Over several weeks, you will be weaned off the withdrawal medication. Your progress will be closely monitored to make sure you continue to receive the help and support you need.
Ultimately, an alcohol home detox will help you kick your habit in the comfort of your own home. This treatment method is proven successful.
Detoxing at home is a lot cheaper than being an inpatient at a rehabilitation clinic and, for less severe cases of alcoholism, it can be just as successful.
Serenity accepts most medical insurance, and we can put together a low-interest, customised credit plan to help you spread the cost of treatment.
Doing alcohol detox at home doesn’t mean receiving less support. You will receive support from our addiction team throughout your treatment.
Some people also 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 receiving alcohol withdrawal treatment at home can be more difficult due to your usual drinking triggers and friends being around, teaching yourself to ignore these triggers and pushing through them can provide lasting results.
Many of our patients have gone on to achieve years of sobriety. This is a realistic goal for everyone so long as they receive the right treatment.
You can continue with your day to day activities and even work, as opposed to being confined to a rehabilitation centre for several weeks.
When it comes to doing a home detox in the UK, you aren’t confined to your house. You are free to do as you please – except drink!
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. Your alcohol withdrawal at home will be monitored to make sure you are coping well.
What To Expect From Treatment
By choosing to detox from alcohol at home, you are choosing to take control of the detox process. This means it is up to you not to drink. You must exercise self-control and take responsibility.
The main aim of a home detox 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.
Complete discretion is another benefit to an alcohol detox at home, as you can do it in your own time without anybody wondering where you’ve gone or speculating about your health.
You will be prescribed medication to manage your withdrawal symptoms. The medication will not interfere with your life by making you feel intoxicated, nor will it affect your physical or mental health.
There are alcohol medications that can significantly reduce alcohol cravings. Some medications will make you sick if you drink alcohol.
The right medication for you depends on your situation. Your alcohol detox at home will probably involve a few medications. You will also need to take vitamin tablets and go on a healthy diet.
To see whether an alcohol 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. These will make you desperate to drink but you must resist temptation.
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. Your home detox will be managed by a team of addiction experts.
You can call us at any time if you’re struggling for advice on medication, diet, or avoiding drinking.
If your condition is more serious and your home alcohol detox isn’t working, 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. All our patients receive 12 months of aftercare, and we will put in place a support network for you.
This aftercare is just as important as the original detox and avoiding it is likely to bring your drinking dependency back. Our aftercare system drastically reduces your chances of a relapse. It has helped many of our patients stay sober for years.
Alcohol Detox Remedies & Diet
With an alcohol detox at home, you have control over your health, activities and fitness.
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.
As an alcoholic, you will be malnourished and unhealthy compared to a non-drinker. During your detox, a healthy diet is necessary for good energy levels and so your body has what it needs to recover.
We will put together a diet plan for you and we can assist with recipes. We will do blood tests to determine any mineral and vitamin deficiencies. Your alcohol detox at home will not just get you sober but also lead to a healthier, happier you.
There is no such thing as a natural remedy for alcoholism. However, there are natural remedies that can address certain health deficiencies.
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 strongly support the idea that being productive helps overcome alcohol addiction.
In addition to any work you do, we recommend finding a hobby you love. This could be fishing, painting, gaming or anything else that stimulates your mind and makes you happy.
One of the most common causes of relapse during a home alcohol detox is boredom. If you can stimulate your mind and apply yourself to something you enjoy, your detox will be a lot easier.
We also support the idea that fitness activities are helpful when detoxing from alcohol.
You could get into walking, cycling or going to the gym. You might also like to consider hiring a personal trainer or a body coach to help you.
Alcohol detoxification at home is easier when you weigh less and feel fitter. Consider working on your fitness to enhance your recovery.
We Offer Alcohol Home Detox Throughout the UK
We offer home detoxing throughout the UK. This means whether you’re based in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland or Wales, we are bound to have a detox centre close to your location.
Even better, our home detox programmes are available even if one of our centres aren’t nearby, due to the ‘in your own home’ nature of the treatment.
If you want to get started with an alcohol detox at home, we are here to help. At Serenity, we are world leaders in home detoxification and alcohol addiction.
Our friendly and calming experts are on hand to discuss your options.
- Freephone 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
For a home alcohol detox in the UK, give us a call right now on 0203 151 1280 to discuss your home detox options.