Home Detox is getting more popular to get alcoholics sober. There are certainly notable benefits. Some of which I will be listing down in this article. But with all the responsibility and authority now put on the people at home, we must also be aware of the risks and the precautions that we should take when attempting alcohol detox at home.
Alcohol detox at home is potentially and is actually normally cheaper than checking in to a rehabilitation center. Home detox lets you save on medication, hospital accommodation and paying the medical staff. Facilities in the United States cost up to $10,000 to $75,000 per month and usually the minimum stay in such facilities would be 2 months.
Another perk is that home Medical Detox is easier to keep as a secret. Less people have to know about the situation with the privacy that your home can provide. Reputations do not have to be risked because rumors and judgments are less likely to be passed if no one knows. Absence does not have to be explained since the patient is still at home, and the medications and behavior can be more easily explained as the patient just suffering from an illness.
Relationships do not have to be cut off when you’re doing alcohol detox at home. When checking in a rehab facility, the distance might be excruciating for some and being close to people who aren’t paid to care for the patient could be very helpful for recovery. It is a chance for ties to be strengthened and reconciliations to happen.
For the safety and success of the treatment, before starting the program we must let the patient take a home detox suitability evaluation. This is done by a series of questionnaires and interviews to evaluate if alcohol detox is more compatible for the patient’s case. And after the evaluation, if the patient has been found suitable, a set of rules and steps are discussed with the patient so the treatment remains healthy, safe and effective.
Medical supervision is still recommended though, because of how severe the patient’s alcohol withdrawal symptoms might get. People who are prone to suffer strokes and seizures are not recommended to take any home detox program and actually, home detox programs prefer to allow more low-risk and relatively healthy patients to go through it, otherwise a rehab facility might be more suited for the patient.
We must remember though, that sobering up and flushing out the harmful chemicals is only the first step. Patients must keep on striving hard to reach their goals, and after that, strive some more to maintain a long and healthy lifestyle. Sometimes a good environment and a strong and sincere support group is all a person needs to believe in themselves.