If you’re one of the 10% of American adults who struggles with heavy drinking or alcohol use disorder, you may have recently decided to become sober. What happens next? You are reluctant to take off days or weeks for inpatient treatment to detox from alcohol, but at the same time, you are worried about undertaking an alcohol detox at home.
At Acworth Outpatient Detox, we understand that addiction affects people from all walks of life. If you’re concerned about keeping up with your professional and personal obligations while getting sober, we hear you, and we’re here to help. Learn more in the following guide about the safe way to detox from alcohol at home, then contact us to determine your next steps.
The Dangers of At-Home Alcohol Detox
Devising an at-home detox program on your own can be dangerous. While it is impossible to predict the exact physical and mental symptoms that you will experience, most people notice a variety of concerning emotional, physical, and mental signs and symptoms as early as eight hours after their last drink.
In severe cases, you may experience symptoms of psychosis that include hallucinations and extreme confusion. You might also feel extremely agitated, have a rapid heartbeat, or develop a fever. If you’re already trying to detox at home without supervision and you are worried about your symptoms, it’s imperative that you seek medical attention and develop a safe detox plan with a medical professional.
Safe, Supervised Alcohol Detox
Supervised home detox from alcohol is possible. At Acworth, we oversee the recovery of people who wish to maintain their personal and professional routines while safely detoxing. Supervised detox programs lower your risk of complications and give you access to important medications that can be crucial in your recovery process.
Consider the outpatient services we offer and get in touch with us to develop a personalized plan of action:
You may be wary of taking medication to assist with your recovery process. However, the medications used in professional detox clinics are not prescribed lightly: they are FDA-approved treatments for addiction to alcohol and, in some cases, benzodiazepines and opioids as well. If you’re interested in this option, we will carefully review your case to determine whether medication is a good fit for your lifestyle and your detox goals.
Behavioral Health Management
Detoxing is a huge milestone in the recovery process — but it’s only the first step. Maintaining your sobriety is a lifelong process that will encompass your emotional, mental, and physical health. Understanding your drinking triggers and addressing any co-occurring mental health diagnoses are both crucial to your recovery. Our team of behavioral health specialists and case managers will help you uncover and address these underlying issues.
Take the First Step Toward Recovery Today
If you’re struggling with addiction, you’re far from alone. Reaching out for professional help is the best thing you can do for your future. Contact Acworth Outpatient Detox to learn more about our safe, evidence-based outpatient detox services. We look forward to helping you navigate the next phase of your recovery journey.