Private at-home alcohol detox might be the solution to drinking too much.
*This page was medically reviewed by Dr Robert Lefever in April 2021.
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 is detox and why do it at home?
When you have been addicted to alcohol for a long time it is hard to imagine a life without it. The detox process is what you do to stop drinking and is the first stage in any addiction treatment recovery plan.
Detox involves allowing the chemicals to leave your body – but it isn’t always a safe thing to do. Let’s talk about what the difference is between a safe and an unsafe detox, then move on to the details of our innovative at-home private detox package, further on.
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[i]. 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.
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Can I do Detox at Home?
You can do it at home if you meet the eligibility criteria outlined in the questionnaire. The detoxification process is simpler than you think. Many people find it more comfortable to detox in their own home.
Alcohol Home Detox in Four Steps
Here is how to claim one of our home alcohol detox kits in 4 stages.
Step 1 – Contact Us
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.
Step 2 – Consent
To gain your consent we will need your signature. We like to offer the absolute best in online private alcohol home detox help – and that includes your signature. We will accept an electronic signature on your contract.
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.
How long does private Medically Assisted alcohol detox at home take?
It can be anything from 3-10 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.
The benefits of a safe detox at home
When you choose to work with Help4Addiction, 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, 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.
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. Their services are at breaking point[ii].
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.
What if I went to a detox centre instead?
There is no reason why you shouldn’t visit a rehab clinic to detox if you think it will help you better. However, the costs can be much higher than a private home detox. For that added cost you will have access to medical staff and potential full time care. You can learn more about your alcohol detox and rehab choices, here.
How does Private Alcohol Detox at Home Work?
When you call us for at-home detox help, you will first be given a medical assessment. Once completed and you have been found eligible, you will be sent the components needed to undergo the treatment.
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.
Private alcohol home detox includes the following:
- Initial 1 to 1 Assessment with consultant psychiatrist (via Skype or Facetime)
- Medication delivered to your door
- Follow ups from the consultant psychiatrist and Help4Addiction support team (via Skype or Facetime)
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:
· Diazepam – a form of anti-anxiety medication which acts as a muscle relaxant
· Lorazepam – of the same family as diazepam but focused on anxiety symptoms[iii]
· Chlordiazepoxide – another helpful benzodiazepine
· Vitamin B Supplements – Expect to lose some of your nutrients during detox, the doctor may prescribe extra to help.
· Naltrexone – especially used to reduce the desire for alcohol during detox
· Oxazepam – which can help with convulsions and anxiety[iv]
· Anticonvulsant medications may be used if you detox in a hospital or centre.
Your medical team might use other medications if you are detoxing in a hospital. However, if you are stopping drinking through at-home private alcohol detox, the above form the foundation for most treatments.
How much does it cost to go through a Home Alcohol Detox Programme?
Alcohol home detox bought through Help4Addiciton will cost you £1,850. Be sure of eligibility before you choose to purchase as refunds are not always given.
Am I Eligible for at-home alcohol detox?
You can find out if you are eligible easily enough. Finding out about eligibility to detox off alcohol at home is as easy as filling in a questionnaire.
People likely to not be eligible for at-home medically assisted detox include:
· Those who have been heavy drinkers for a long time
· Those who regularly abuse alcohol beyond the 14 units a week government recommendation
· If you have a heart condition you are unlikely to be eligible for home detox
· Those who have had a history of fits, seizures, or epilepsy
· Those with significant mental health conditions or mental impairments
· Those whose current medications conflict with anti-addiction medications
· Those suffering from Dual Diagnosis[v]
If none of the following applies to you, there is a good chance you will be eligible. Again, you can answer our questionnaire to find out your own eligibility.
Help4Addiction can Connect you with your Dream Rehab Clinic
We strongly encourage all 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.
[iv] https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a682050.html[v] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5844161/
Frequently Ask Questions
What are the alcohol detox symptoms?
What’s the alcohol detox timeline?
When you qualify to go through an at-home alcohol detox program, there are certain criteria that you need to meet. One of those is that you are not a heavy drinker and that you have not been addicted for many years. This means that the great majority of people who go through at-home alcohol detox, the timeline is a short one.
When going through alcohol detox at home, expect alcohol withdrawal symptoms to be sickening for around 72 hours. After this, you can progress into rehab programs to recover from alcoholism.
Can alcohol detox kill you?
The short answer is that yes, alcohol detox can kill you if it isn’t managed correctly. Speak to your doctor or call our experienced operatives if you have more questions on this matter.
Can alcohol detox cause fever?
Can alcohol detox cause diarrhoea?
Does Alcohol Home Detox work?
Home alcohol detox works by online and telephone consultations. Your assigned medical officer will want to assess you to ensure that you are fit for the package. At home detox is not recommended for any hard, time-served drinkers, but your medical assessment will cover this.
Once you have been approved, the doctor will send you a home detox pack, directly to your address of choice. It is essential that you plan the detox accordingly. You must have someone with you to take care of your throughout.
When you are ready to start, follow the instruction on your at home alcohol detox kit. It should involve taking the prescription medications that are included in your detox kit, then staying indoors until you are clean. The whole process should take no more than three days, but you should expect to feel the symptoms of alcohol withdrawal for much longer than that.
Home alcohol detox: what to expect?
It won’t be simple but getting off alcohol is much easier when you use a kit. If you are planning on going Cold Turkey, you are running health risks that you haven’t even thought of yet. Home alcohol detox lets you get off drink, without the suffering.