Do It Yourself Alcohol Detox?

Robert Gerchalk

Robert is our health care professional reviewer of this website. He worked for many years in mental health and substance abuse facilities in Florida, as well as in home health (medical and psychiatric), and took care of people with medical and addictions problems at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. He has a nursing and business/technology degrees from The Johns Hopkins University.

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Do It at Home

Detoxifying from alcohol can prove challenging and overwhelming. Although there are many resources available to aid you, self-detoxing can often be the most effective approach.

If you opt for self-detoxification, it’s crucial to keep a few things in mind. To begin, having a concrete plan is essential. It’s necessary to have a clear understanding of what you’re doing and when you’re doing it. Without a plan, it’s easy to lose focus and abandon the detox process.

Second, establish a support system. This can be friends or family who can encourage you and keep you accountable or even a virtual support group. Having someone to talk to will significantly ease the detox process.

Finally, be ready for the withdrawal symptoms such as anxiety, headaches, nausea, and fatigue. Having a strategy to manage these symptoms is important to ensure they don’t overpower you.

If you’re considering self-detoxing from alcohol, ensure you’re well-prepared before starting. With careful planning and support, you can successfully detox and embark on the journey to recovery.