Before you try alcohol detox at home there are a number of precautions you should take. The first is to consult with your doctor to confirm you are physically able to undertake the process. You should also ask your doctor to prescribe a sedative to help with the affects of relinquishing your dependency on drink.
It is also important to have the support of someone, ideally a family member or close friend whom you can trust during the first difficult days. It can take between four and seven days for alcohol detox at home to work and the first 48 hours can be the hardest to get through. You should also arrange to see your doctor for the first couple of days so that they can check your blood pressure, make sure the sedatives are performing well and make sure you are not in any danger. A visit to an Alcoholics Anonymous session is also a good idea as it will be beneficial to discuss alcohol detox at home with other sufferers.
The current figures state that around 95% of addicts giving up alcohol dependency will experience such side effects as headaches, anxiety, irritability, sweating and hand tremors. If you experience severe withdrawal in the form of convulsions, fever and hallucinations then you should call the emergency services immediately.
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