Home Alcohol Detox and Treatment | Detox Plus UK

Detox From Alcohol at Home

Home alcohol detox allows individuals to reduce or discontinue their alcohol consumption in the comfort of their own homes, providing a more personalized and familiar environment compared to a specialized facility.

A medical consultation by video or phone call is usually possible. This allows you to manage your alcohol withdrawal symptoms at home with the help of prescription medications and a qualified doctor to guide you. 


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Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms

If you are dependent on alcohol, then you cannot stop drinking without experiencing withdrawal symptoms. These can vary from person to person and in how severe they are. A home detox doctor will offer you the right medication to deal with your symptoms, making the experience more relaxed and easier. 

Withdrawal symptoms can be severe, and acute symptoms are dangerous and can cause seizures.

Common alcohol withdrawal symptoms include:

• Shaky hands, arms, legs and feet
• Hot and cold sweats
• Agitation, irritability  and restlessness
• Anxiety, irrational fear and/or panic
• Difficulty sleeping
• Vomiting and nausea

This is when a controlled alcohol detox should be used to withdraw from alcohol safely and comfortably.

Why Home Alcohol Detox?

Alcohol withdrawal can be tough, and if staying in a residential detox centre isn’t an option for you, then detox at home is the next best option. You can stay at home and may be able to cope with minor family, work and social commitments while you detox. It also avoids the need to explain your absence from home for a long period of privacy.

Home detoxes are cost-effective as they don’t involve the expense of staying in a residential clinic. Rehab centres typically charge between £4,000-10,000 per week for a detox; by comparison, a home detox will cost between £1500-2000, depending on what medication and counselling you need.

With the NHS rarely offering home detox medication, it can be hard to find a solution for severe withdrawal symptoms. Free residential rehab is also nearly impossible to find in the UK, which leaves many people struggling or waiting for long periods to get sober. A private home detox can speed up your recovery and help you or a loved one quit sooner.

How Quickly Can I Get a Home Detox?

A detox can usually be arranged within 24 hours of your call. Collecting medication from a pharmacy near you and doing counselling online both speed up the process. 

Detox from Alcohol at Home– How Does It Work?

We can arrange for a specialist addiction doctor or nurse to contact you and complete a full medical examination.

The examination includes

  • Medical history
  • Addiction history
  • Previous detox
  • Vitamins and any other medications
  • Dietary advice and direction

Also, it provides advice on long-term recovery outcomes and direction regarding recovery groups and services.

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Home Detox Medication

The medication the doctor offers will depend on your medical history, who you have to keep you safe and comfortable during detox, and your symptoms. Below are some of the most commonly offered medications for detoxing from home.

The sedative medications are offered to help prevent Delerium Tremens and seizures during detox. Antidepressants are used to help you cope with mental health issues that might go hand in hand with your addiction and compensate for the mood-altering effects of prolonged alcohol use. Vitamin B and NAD infusions can help with a range of symptoms, as vitamin B deficiency is a common cause of many detox symptoms and requires prescription-level treatment to resolve quickly.

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How Long is a Home Alcohol Detox?

A home alcohol detox usually lasts around 7-10 days. This can vary slightly depending on the level of medication required to withdraw from alcohol safely.

Normally, at the start of a detox, the patient receives a high dose of sedative, which is then reduced over the following days as alcohol leaves the system and any withdrawal symptoms subside. During this period, vitamins are normally taken to replace lost nutrients and vitamins.

How Much Does A Home Alcohol Detox Cost?

Home detox is a cost-effective way of coming off of alcohol by providing the best care possible outside of a residential clinical environment. The cost of a home detox can be delivered at a fraction of the cost of an alcohol rehab residential programme.

The type of detox required and the length of detox determine the cost. Our home detox prices are based on the logistics and staffing costs of the medic and associated medications/equipment and are the best value detoxes in the UK.

Unlike some other home detox companies or suppliers, our detoxes are the most comprehensive, thorough, and professional on the market.

What Happens After The Detox?

Detox is the first stage of a life of abstinence. Once the detox is complete, clients should embark on a post-detox strategy to remain abstinent. Attending therapy can help you cope with the reasons for drinking excessively, as well as providing tools and strategies to cope with cravings.

We would strongly advise undertaking an aftercare therapy package as it is a proven route to overcoming alcoholism.

As different people respond to different therapies and aftercare treatments, our team can provide information and arrange a suitable therapist local to you. Many people also find attending an abstinence-based support network extremely helpful in remaining sober, such as Alcoholics Anonymous and the SMART recovery network.

Why Get A Home Alcohol Detox From Detox Plus?

Detox Plus is the UK’s leading alcohol residential treatment and detox centre. We recognise that many people are often unable to commit to residential rehab but still require treatment and would prefer this at home.

You can rest assured that Detox Plus always has the client’s needs, thoughts and requirements at the top of our priorities.

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