Find Home Detox Treatment in Dorset
What to Expect of a Home Detox Treatment for Alcoholics
There are many advantages of a home detox for alcohol addiction. It is an inexpensive, convenient and discreet method. A doctor and nurse can visit you initially to prescribe the medication you will need to complete the detox program, which will be individually tailored to your needs.
Friends and family cannot always provide addicts with the care and expertise needed to manage symptoms of alcohol withdrawal, so qualified medical staff just a phone call away are essential for most addicts to successfully complete their detox.
This Home detox plan can also provide other treatments such as therapy and aftercare to maintain your recovery after quitting, which will be critical in your journey to full health.
Withdrawal Symptoms From Home Detoxing
Alcohol has a sedative effect on the body, as it blocks certain brain chemicals slowing down brain function and calming the body. However, continued abuse of alcohol produces deep changes in the chemistry of the brain, which makes it impossible for an individual to function without alcohol.
This change in brain chemistry is the cause of dependence and although it appears, to untrained outsiders, stopping immediately will end this addiction, the body will react to a sudden change very severely depending on the duration and extent of the addiction.
The changes in the brain chemistry of an addict when alcohol is stopped produce the withdrawal. Alcohol addicts experience a flood of neurotransmitters when they drink, including dopamine which gives them a feeling of pleasure or a "high". So, when a person to goes "cold turkey", they will suffer a range of physical and mental symptoms depending on the length and severity of their addiction.
Physical symptoms typically begin hours after the last drink and can continue for several weeks. They include insomnia, anxiety, digestive discomfort, loss of appetite, tremors, heart palpitations, sweating, headaches, seizures and in extreme cases DTs (Delirium Trenen).
These symptoms typically appear within 6-12 hours of the last drink, with hallucinations or strange skin sensations appearing 12-24 hours afterward. Seizures are unlikely but can happen as fast as two hours after, or 24-48 hours after the last drink.
DTs can include severe hallucinations, heavy perspirations, abnormally fast heart rate, high blood pressure, fever and, if not medically tested and treated immediately, these symptoms can lead to heart attack and death
These can persist for a long time after the physical withdrawal symptoms have ceased. The extent of withdrawal symptoms depends on the previous consumption and length of addition.
The changes in brain chemistry produced by alcohol affect emotion and controls mood. The abuse of alcohol also affects the reward and motivation chemistry and circuitry in the brain, resulting in cravings and dependence
Once dependence is formed, withdrawal begins as soon as the substance is removed.
Drugs remain active in the body for differing amounts of time - this is known as the substance's half-life, which affects the withdrawal timeline for each addictive substance.
Other factors such as age, other addictions, and whether the individual has tried to quit before also influence the psychological symptoms
The patient needs continual observation and care from experts, and family and friends do not have the expertise to provide that care when the withdrawal symptoms are severe.
The severity of withdrawal will be affected by a range of factors including:
• Length of time as an abuser
• Amounts of alcohol regularly taken
• Family history and genetic makeup
• Medical and mental health factors
Medical studies show that most addicts who are assisted with expert help during their detox were more likely to remain drug/alcohol-free, whilst those who try on their own, are more likely to fail.
The risks of relapse are reduced by expert aftercare treatments. These provide therapy and support as well as coping strategies giving individuals the tools and methods to help them stay on the road to recovery after they have finished the program
There is a team of qualified medical experts available to assist you through your health detox and these include:
TEAM - Doctor and Psychotherapist, Vanessa Holt, Admissions consultant Chris Yiannakou and a psychiatric nurse and nurse prescriber, who has worked in substance misuse for over 12 years.
Why home detox? Some people, for a range of reasons are just unable to go into a residential treatment programme and whilst in some cases, this is the best choice, for others it’s merely not possible.
Local Home Detox Plans
That’s why a Dorset home detox programme could be a real alternative for you to help yourself or a loved one to gain immediate help.
The great thing about our Dorset home detox programmes is that you can stay in your familiar surroundings whilst also getting the expert medical care of a detox programme. You can also rest assured that all our Dorset home detox programmes are conducted discreetly and confidentially.
Home Detox for Drugs and Alcohol in Dorset
All our Dorset home detox programmes are carried out under medical supervision and usually last between 7 and 14 days. You will be prescribed medication in most cases helping you to withdraw from alcohol or drugs safely and comfortably.
Whilst a residential treatment programme can offer a prolonged period to withdraw, a Dorset home detox plan can offer you a detoxification programme and if you require them we can offer you one to one counselling sessions. You can seek immediate help from the comfort of your own home for your drink or drug dependencies.
Withdrawal from any substance can be dangerous and frightening for anyone, especially if this is your first detox. Some of the side effects can be fatal, which is why we always highly recommend that if undergoing withdrawal, you always seek medical help and support.
Cost Effective Solutions
- detox for alcohol
- receive drug and alcohol counselling
- no need to visit a drug or alcohol treatment centre
- private home detox service
- detox for drugs
- suitable as a pre-entry drug or alcohol rehab clinic programme
We Can Offer a Home Detox Throughout Dorset
Beaminster, Blandford, Bournemouth, Bridport, Chickerell, Christchurch, Dorchester, Ferndown, Gillingham, Highcliffe, Lyme Regis, Mudeford, Poole, Shaftesbury, Sherborne, Stalbridge, Sturminster Newton, Swanage, Upton, Verwood, Wareham, Weymouth and and throughout South West England.
All our calls and advice is confidential, for more details on our Dorset home detox programmes, give us a call today for free and impartial advice and assistance!