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Home Alcohol Detox

How do I know if I need home alcohol detox?
Alcoholism, also known as alcohol dependency, is a disease that includes the following four extreme symptoms:

Physical Dependence – Withdrawal symptoms such as nausea, sweating, shakiness, and anxiety.
Cravings – A strong need or urge to drink.
Loss of Control – Not being able to stop drinking once drinking has begun.
Tolerance – The need to drink greater amounts to get “High”.

Is alcoholism a disease?
Yes, alcoholism is a disease. The craving that an alcoholic feels for alcohol can be a strong as the need for food or water. An alcoholic will continue to drink, despite serious family, health or legal problems.

Is alcoholism inherited?
Researchers show risk from developing alcoholism traits do run in families. The genes a person inherits partially explain this pattern, but lifestyle is also a factor. Researchers are working to discover that the actual genes that put people at risk for alcoholism. Nevertheless, remember, risk is not a destiny, just because alcoholism tends to run in families that do not mean that a child of an alcoholic parent will automatically become an alcoholic too. Some people develop alcoholism even though no one in their family has a drinking problem.

Can alcoholism be cured?
No, alcoholism cannot be cured at this time. Even if an alcoholic has not been drinking for a long time, he or she can still suffer a relapse. To guard against a relapse, an alcoholic must continue to avoid all alcoholic beverages after completing home detox.

Can alcoholism be treated?
Yes, alcoholism can be treated. Alcoholism home detox treatment programs use both counseling and medications to help a person stop drinking. Most alcoholics need help from home detox to recover from their disease, with support and treatment. Many people are able to stop drinking and rebuild their lives again following home detox.

In home detox, will detoxify you medically with these medications:

Ranges of medications are used to treat alcoholism. Benzodiazepides (valium, Librium) sometimes used during the first days of home detox, after a person stops drinking to help him or her safely withdraw from alcohol.

These medications are not used beyond the first few days of home detox, however, because they may be highly addictive other medications help people remain sober. One medication used for home detox is Naltrexone and Disulfran, combined with the proper counseling.

Alcoholism treatment works for many people, but like chronic disease there are varying levels of success when it comes to treatment. Some people stop drinking and remain sober, others have long period of sobriety with bouts of relapse. One thing is clear the longer a person abstains from alcohol, the more likely he or she will be able to stay sober.

The most common diseases associated with alcohol are liver cancer, chronic viral hepatitis and cirrhosis (scaring of the liver). Alcoholics have a high risk for liver cancer.

We encourage every person to get in the 12-step recovery or home detox program and group therapy. Million of people have the same alcohol problems, if its not you, it can be a loved one, family member in your home, friend or co-worker.


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