Alcohol Home Detox
Effective Alcohol Treatment
Alcohol detox at home from £800. The Alcohol Home Detox service is still available during these times of Covid-19 restrictions. We operate in Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham and the rest of the West Midlands and UK. A full medical assessment is carried out over the telephone and via a video consultation. If the medical situation is straightforward, the detox can be carried out without a face-to-face meeting. If a home visit is necessary, the cost remains at £950 for most parts of mainland Britain.
Once a person becomes physically dependent on alcohol they cannot go without a drink without experiencing withdrawal symptoms. Depending on how much that person has been drinking, these symptoms can be extremely severe. Excessive shaking and anxiety which can lead to more dangerous symptoms such as seizures and Delirium Tremens (DTs). DTs cause confusion, hallucinations, rapid / irregular heartbeat and fever. At their most extreme, these withdrawal symptoms can be fatal. Learn more about alcohol withdrawal through our blog post
Heavy drinkers carry on drinking to avoid these symptoms and it works in the short term. It is not advised that any person, who has got to the point of needing alcohol to avoid withdrawal symptoms, attempts to stop drinking without medical assistance. This alcohol therapy is through either a home alcohol detox or a detox in a clinic.
Alcohol detox can be made safe and even comfortable for many people who are physically dependent on alcohol. Over a period which is normally between 5 and 7 days, medication can be given, in higher doses initially and reducing over the period of the programme. With the correct dosage, all physical withdrawal symptoms can be eliminated. As these can often be quite high doses initially, the person undergoing alcohol detox may spend the first two or three days feeling quite drowsy but, as the dose reduces, this wears off.
Unfortunately, most parts of the UK do not have services set up to offer alcohol home detox on the NHS. It would be easy to criticise GPs for refusing to prescribe medication for this, but it should be recognised that unsupervised alcohol detox at home has many risks and GPs are correct in not dishing out prescriptions to any patient that asks. GPs are now expected to refer people to their local specialist alcohol treatment service but, unfortunately, many of these do not have the qualified personnel to prescribe for, or support patients through an alcohol detox. This means that many patients attend appointments for months keeping drinking diaries. This, very often, leads to no improvement in the situation and many go searching the Internet for a solution. However, at Alcohol Home Treatment, we are experienced professionals within this topic and will provide you with the best guidance and support. Click here to learn more about Paul Turner
For the majority of people, alcohol therapy is a very safe procedure. In occasional circumstances, it may be the case that the alcohol problem has already caused physical health problems which mean that alcohol detox should be carried out in hospital. This is normally when serious damage has already been done to the liver or the general health of the client is poor. I assess every individual thoroughly and will not offer a alcohol detox at home programme if I consider there to be any risk of serious complications.
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