Private Alcohol Detox at Home

Private Home Alcohol Detox

COST: £1,850


  • Initial 1 to 1 Assessment with consultant psychiatrist (via Skype or Facetime)
  • Medication delivered to your door
  • Follow up’s from the consultant psychiatrist and Help4Addiction support team (via Skype or Facetime)



Call now on 0203 955 7700 for full details from a specialist

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Don’t want to go into hospital? A Private Alcohol Detox at home might be for you.

If you’ve been wondering how to detox alcohol at home, comfortably and safely, then Help4Addiction has the answer. We provide at-home kits designed to get you off alcohol and get you through this tough time. With our help you might soon be living a healthier life.


What’s in a Private Home Detox Kit?

When you have been assessed by our Consultant Psychiatrists and our skilled team have analysed your condition, the exact medications in your kit will be clarified. As well as your medications, the kit will include blood pressure monitoring equipment and a breathalyser to keep you on track.

Throughout the detox process you will have full telephone daily support from our dedicated team of support staff. The medications that the Consultant Psychiatrists can typically prescribe are usually as follows:

  • Chlordiazepoxide – a strong sedative meant to help you through the worst parts of detoxification from alcohol[i].
  • Diazepam – which calms and relieves muscle tension (tremors).
  • Lorazepam – especially tailored towards reducing anxiety[ii].
  • Metoclopramide – can soothe your digestive system through detox[iii].
  • Oxazepam – fast acting relief from convulsions[iv].
  • Thiamine – your doctor will want to replace the essential nutrients you have lost.
  • Vitamin B – heavy drinkers often lack this nutrient.
  • Zopiclone which restores circadian rhythms.

There are three conditions that you must meet to be considered. You must consume less than 30 units of alcohol per week. You must have someone that can stay with you through the detoxification at home process. Thirdly: you cannot detox at home if you have ever had a seizure.

Can I Detox by Myself?

You must have someone that can stay with you while you detox. Getting off alcohol in a healthy way is essential. Alcohol impedes your quality of life. It impacts your pocket, your liver, and your overall health. With our tailored Private Alcohol Home Detox kit you can expect better.

The dangers of detoxing from alcohol at home without guidance cannot be denied. However, with the proper aid given in our kits, you can expect alcohol cleansing in complete safety.

What’s the difference between Safe Detox, and Unsafe Detox?

Whether you do a 3-day alcohol detox at home, or whether you do a 10-day home detox; alcohol will have had a physical effect on you. Your body chemistry has been re-written to incorporate alcohol abuse.

When you go ‘cold turkey’, it becomes unsafe. If you have been addicted to alcohol for long enough for your body chemistry to change; there is a chance of your health suffering as a result of withdrawal. You might even shock your heart into stopping.

Using proper home detox kits (UK) lessens the risk of heart failure, or of other adverse effects on your health. 5-day alcohol detox at home, and 7-day alcohol detox at home kits, allow you to get off drink safely, and in your own time.

Do I Need to Get Off Alcohol?

The symptoms of alcohol dependence include shakes, nausea, and irritability. They ought to start  about an hour after your last drink. Do you drink in the morning? If you do, or if you often binge-drink, then you may have an addiction.

The national guidelines on alcohol consumption suggest you consume no more than fourteen units in a week. It is advised that you have at least two days off drinking, every week. Do you drink more than the recommended amount? If so, find out more about units on our blog. You can also use our Sobriety Calculator to double-check your alcohol intake.

If you do decide to detox at home, fill in our questionnaire to start the process.

How can you Detox from Alcohol at home?

Normal alcohol home detox, UK, relies on a nurse or carer coming to stay with you for a few days. The NHS will require you to attend a hospital to come off drink. When you choose Help4Addiction to begin your recovery journey, we operate differently.

You can find out everything you need to know about rehab facilities via our website – but don’t be overwhelmed. You can work on that stage when you reach it. If you are wondering how to detox your body from alcohol at home, then you have come to one of the country’s leading specialists in private alcohol home detox.

We use a step-by-step process, culminating in a private home detox kit, which will give you all you need to get off alcohol.

Home Detox: NHS or Private?

Home alcohol detox (UK – other countries don’t have the NHS) is available through private practices. The NHS will help you out with some of the costs of rehab, but they generally want to bring you into hospital to detoxify from alcohol.

If you choose to have private alcohol detox at home, it usually involves a medically trained person coming out to your house to help you. This can be intrusive and is the biggest difference between Help4Addiction detox and other detox programs.

Although both NHS and Private detox facilities are available, some people feel safer to do it within their own space. Just be aware that the question isn’t just about how to detox off alcohol – it’s about how to safely detox from alcohol at home. Our kits are perfectly devised with your health as a foremost consideration.

How Many Days to Detox from Alcohol at home?

That entirely depends on the person. It’s not just about your resolve. How many days it takes to detox from alcohol at home depends on your genetics, your health, how long you have been drinking for, and what state your metabolism is in. How long does alcohol detox take at home? This usually varies from 5-10 days.

When you receive our home detox kits (UK), you can sit down and make a strategy that will work for you. Devising a good home detox plan is a big first step. Once done, you need to try your best to stick to it. Try to make it as easy on yourself as possible. Detoxifying off alcohol at home is hard enough without added pressure.

How can I detox from alcohol at home?

Don’t panic. If you are wondering how to detox off alcohol at home then it is as easy as filling in a questionnaire to see if you are eligible. This is the first step of the detox from alcohol at home process. Let’s go over each stage in depth so that we are clear.

How to get Through alcohol detox at home in 4 Straightforward Steps

If you are wondering how to help someone detox from alcohol at home, then refer them to this article. The detoxification process is simpler than you think. Here is how to claim one of our home alcohol detox kits in 4 stages.

Alcohol Home Detox Step 1

The first step is to reach out and get help. We cannot issue our bespoke private home detox kits without making sure it is safe for you. To do this, we need you to fill in a questionnaire.

This document will give us enough information to ensure we get you the correct help. We will need to complete a few other checks before we issue our home detox kit to you. Before we go any further, however, we will need your consent.

Step 2 – Consent

To gain your consent we will need your signature. We like to offer the very best in online private alcohol home detox help – and that includes your signature. We will accept an electronic signature on your contract.

Once your contract has been signed, we are able to move on to the next step.

Step 3  Alcohol Detox at Home Process

The assessment process is done over the internet, so you have no need to come in. We can conduct your assessment with one of our Doctors via either Skype or Facetime and will then send the prescription directly to our pharmacy who distribute it to be guaranteed delivery the following day.

Step 4 – The Alcohol Home Detox Kit is Delivered to Your Door

Once you have the kit, you may begin the detox process whenever you are ready.

If you are ready to start your journey to recovery,  start by filling in the questions, here. Even if you are not quite ready to begin the detox process; having the kit present will make a huge difference when you do decide to quit drinking.

Home Alcohol Detox UK – the Help4Addiction Difference

When you choose to work with Help4Addiction, this is not the case. Each of our kits include alcohol detox at home guides – but nobody will come to your home. This will save you any extra stress of being around a stranger, allowing you to recover from alcohol abuse in your own time.

Your home alcohol detox regime starts when your kit arrives by post. This has two benefits. First of all; nobody will come to your home, so any awkwardness is avoided. This is what makes Help4Addiction home detox unique.

The second benefit is that our home detox kits (UK) allows you to get off alcohol in your own time. You can do it when you have built yourself up for it. There is a lot less pressure this way. Ordering your home detox kit in advance is a good idea because it will be ready and waiting for when that time comes.

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Where to Get A Private Home Detox Kit for Alcohol?

We strongly encourage all of our clients to apply for a home alcohol detox kit. It makes sense to have one ready for the time of your choosing, when you decide to quit drinking.

Head over to our questionnaire and fill it if you want us to check your eligibility before online purchase, or simply purchase online now. It will be the biggest favour you ever do for yourself.

Private Home Alcohol Detox

LOW COST: £1,850


  • Initial 1 to 1 Assessment with consultant psychiatrist (via Skype or Facetime)
  • Medication delivered to your door
  • Follow up’s from the consultant psychiatrist and Help4Addiction support team (via Skype or Facetime)

If you are still unclear on which treatment is right for you, start with our free online consultation here or call 0203 955 7700.






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    Detoxification (detox) is the medical intervention required for someone who is physically dependent to drugs or alcohol. If required, medical detoxification would be the first step taken in residential rehab. Detox is used to prevent uncomfortable and dangerous (even fatal) withdrawals symptoms resulting in suddenly becoming abstinent from alcohol/certain drugs.

    The goal of a medical detox is to aid in the physical healing required following long term addiction and rid the body of all together of substance whilst providing a cushion for unpleasant symptoms of withdrawals. Detox is not considered the whole treatment for drug/alcohol addiction and it is always recommended that a comprehensive rehabilitation program is used along side to help maintain long term abstinence.

    Medication is often required for alcohol detox. If you are dependent on alcohol and experiencing withdrawal symptoms it is vitally important to seek medical advice prior to stopping. There is a long list of medications used when treating alcohol addiction and the exact medication given to an individual will depend on their needs/medical history. Some of these include;

    • Chlordiazepoxide (Librium)
    • Lorazepam (Ativan)
    • Diazapam (vailium)

    Librium and Valium are the most commonly used detox medication in the UK. All medication used to help with alcohol detox have been proven to help reduce the effects of withdrawal symptoms.

    There are also a number of drugs recombined by the NHS to help treat alcohol misuse. Some of these include:

    • Naltrexone
    • Disulfiram (Antabuse)
    • Nalmefene
    • Acamprosate (campral)

    Medication is always required for heroin detox. For someone suffering from heroin addiction, the thought of detoxification (detox) can be exceptionally daunting. Withdrawal symptoms from opiates, such as heroin, can be severe and include pain, vomiting, nausea and shaking.

    There are different ways that heroin detox can be carried out, most usually either ‘maintenance therapy’ or ‘full medical detox’.

    Attempting to switch from heroin to a heroin substitute, usually on a controlled prescription, is known as Maintenance therapy. Subsites used are most often methadone or buprenorphine.

    A full medical detox from heroin will always be carried out in a residential rehab setting and will allow the individual to switch form heroin to a substitute and slowly withdraw completing treatment free of all substances. Someone using a heroin substitute can choose to have a full medical detox at any time, however detoxing substances such a methadone can often add to the length of detox required. Drugs most commonly used to fully detox from heroin are, Subutex, Suboxone and Methadone. Much like alcohol, the exact drugs used will be dependent on the individuals needs/medical history.

    Once detoxed from heroin the risk of overdose is much higher following relapse due to tolerance following withdrawal.

    The length of treatment in a residential rehab depends on a number of elements. Some substances require longer periods of detox than others.

    Private paying patients will also often choose a length of stay that suites their therapeutic and financial needs. As a rule, a full treatment program in a rehab is considered to be 28 days (often referred to as a month), however, treatment is offered in several different ways and lengths starting at 7 days.

    Treating alcohol addiction will always require a minimum of 7-10 days, this would be considered the detoxification (detox) faze. The length required for treating drug addiction can vary drastically depending on the substance being used. Detox for Heroin addiction is generally around 14 days minimum, with more time required if substances such a methadone are being used. Treating prescription drug addiction can often take the longest. The time required for treating gambling addiction, eating disorders and sex addiction will be based on the individuals needs.

    Rehab programs can be as long as an individual requires but primary treatment is normally caped at 12 weeks, with the offering for further secondary and tertiary treatment thereafter.

    *based on average rehab stays, everyone will vary dependant on needs and medical requirement/history.

    There is no need for your employer to know that you are seeking help for trauma and addiction unless you choose to involve them with the process. All employers should have a policy that explains what you do if you cannot come to work due to illness – illness to include treating alcohol addiction/treating drug addiction.

    If your work absence extends over 7 days your employer is likely to require an official statement of fitness to work which would be obtained from your GP. This would need to supply evidence of your illness as well as any adjustments required for returning to work, fazed return or reduced hours, but does not need to specify in detail the reason why you have been absent.

    If you are absent from work for 7 days of less, for example entering rehab for a detoxification (detox) on a Saturday for 7-10 days taking a full week away from work, you can self-certify your illness by letting your employer work you will not be attending work for that period of time. Exactly how an individual would do this would be dependent on a specific companies’ policies on taking sick leave.

    Any time longer than 7 days it is likely an employer will require a note from the individuals GP certifying their sickness and a fit note on return. Most companies have a clearly outlined policy on sickness and receiving sick pay so the exact requirement can vary. A rehab will always be willing to advise on time off work.

    How much does rehab cost is a very frequently asked question. The cost of treatment can range from £1,000 per week upwards depending on the place, with luxury rehab being the most expensive.

    There are free options available on the NHS but the waitlist of those looking for free treatment is longer than that for privately paying patients. Some private health insurance policies will cover treatment in some rehabs around the country.

    Choosing the right rehab centre will often be based on priced but it is important to follow guidance on the most suitable treatment centre for an individual’s needs which our expert team of advisers are on hand to offer.

    There are certainly pro’s for both treatment near by and traveling for treatment with one of the most asked question being should I get rehab near me? There are rehabs all over the UK and around the world that all offer expert programs, let’s look at how to choose a rehab.

    Local treatment

    Being close to home gives certainly has benefits. Visitors are normally permitted in rehab following the first 7 days stay, therefore if an individual is in treatment for a length of time longer than that being local will make it easier for loved ones to visit.

    Most rehab centres will also provide a full aftercare plan for someone following treatment, this will include ongoing aftercare in the specific treatment centre. Living close by can make it easy to take full advantage of ongoing aftercare. There can also often be the option for ongoing care with an individual therapist, again being close by will allow that treatment to be carried out face to face.

    Some individuals wish to be local but are willing to look broader, for instance the greater city of residence (London, Manchester, Liverpool, etc)

    Treatment Away

    Getting treatment away from home can be very appealing to some. Being out of the local area makes it a lot harder to just walk out of treatment as resources locally are unknown. Some also take comfort in knowing that they are not near home and focus more on treatment.

    As the price for treatment can vary so much from one residential treatment centre to another, private paying patients often would rather travel to keep the cost down. Those using private health insurance may also have to travel to find a treatment centre covered in their policy.

    When opting for treatment away from home this can be anywhere in the UK and also abroad. Aftercare can still be carried out and very successful using tools such as The Online Rehab.

    There is no right or wrong when choosing where to go to residential rehab, but our expert advisors are always on hand to help provide information on all possible options.

    Whilst millions of people in the UK have taken recreational drugs (amphetamine, cannabis, cocaine, crack, crystal meth, GHB, heron, ketamine, methadone, and prescription drugs) and drank alcohol not all become ‘addicted’. Most recent reports show that 279,793 individuals were in contact with drug and alcohol misuse services in the last year with over half of that being from opiate addiction and a quarter for alcohol.

    There are several risk factors invoiced in addiction and those using drugs and alcohol socially, simply take the risk. These risks are as follows;

    Tolerance – basically, if a substance is used repeatedly an individual’s tolerance to it will build. This will result in more of the same substance being required to get the same effect. In the long run this can easily lead to addiction and physical dependencies.

    Environmental risks – these can include influences such a peer pressure and stress as well as physical or mental abuse of an individual (particularly as a child). Overall, those who live with frequent pressures and stress are more likely to reach for a substance to cope and are therefore at higher risk of becoming addicted.

    Drug type – it is very well known that certain drugs are simply more addictive than others. Using substances such as heroin increases the risk of becoming addicted for need to ‘chase’ a high as well as physical dependency.

    Drug administration – how a drug is administered can affect its addictive qualities. A drug injected rather than smoked or snorted will release a quicker and more intense high thus making it psychologically (and in many cases physically) more addictive.

    Biological factors – it is now widely reported that being an addict is not only psychological but also biological. This includes your genetic makeup, mental health, sex and age. It is also reported to be 8 times more likely for the child of an addict to become an addict themselves.

    Its believed that addiction is approximately half genetics and therefore some are 50% more likely to become addicted than others.

    How do you help a loved one trapped in addiction?

    The first step is to help and encourage the individual to become willing to accept help. They do not need to be shouting this off the rooftops, but they do need to be willing to go into treatment. There are ways to help someone become willing to get treatment for alcohol or treatment for drugs.

    Set boundaries – set boundaries and stick to them. Once you have laid them out follow through with whatever consequences you have set however hard it is.

    Stop finances – if you are financially supporting someone stopping these finances can be the quickest way for the addict needing to ask for help. With no money to acquire a substance an addict’s options become very limited.

    Intervention – getting together with other family members/friends/colleagues and staging an intervention is often very successful in the fist stage of acceptance and gaining an admission to residential rehab.

    You can’t make them quit, this can lead to dangerous withdrawal. Boundaries are very important in helping someone become willing to get help. Unfortunately you cannot do someone’s recovery for them and without self-motivation it is very hard to make it work.

    The next step is to call our highly trained advisers 0203 955 7700.

    There is a huge range of rehab options available and where to start can be completely over whelming so let us help.