“Where there’s a will, there’s a way” is definitely a saying that applies to seeking sobriety, but alone, the will to stop drinking isn’t always enough. Addiction isn’t a bad habit — it’s a chronic illness that can have an impact on your entire body and life. And while detoxing at home isn’t impossible, it’s not usually considered the best course of action. Contact New Day Recovery for more information about safe, medically managed drug detox in an inpatient environment.
The Dangers of Detoxing at Home
Alcohol withdrawal can be dangerous. Withdrawal occurs when your body is used to (and dependent) on a substance and you stop ingesting that substance. That causes your body to react with withdrawal symptoms, which can range from mildly annoying to physically dangerous.
Common symptoms of alcohol withdrawal can include:
- Shaking or trembling
- Mood swings
- Nausea and vomiting
- Excessive sweating
- Problems sleeping or insomnia
Even at their mildest, these symptoms can be enough to drive someone to drink again just to stop them. Lack of sleep and stomach issues can also exacerbate other mental or physical health problems — or even cause new ones.
And, in some cases, withdrawal symptoms can be even more dangerous. Some people may experience seizures.
If you’re detoxing at home, you may be alone when these symptoms strike, leaving you vulnerable to additional injury or suffering. Even if you aren’t alone, without medical assistance nearby, you may suffer needlessly and even put yourself in danger or end up in the emergency room.
Why Medically Managed Detox?
At New Day Recovery, we recommend medically assisted detox because it’s a safer option with proven outcomes. Some benefits of medically managed detox include:
Oversight of doctors and nurses during the withdrawal period, so you have peace of mind that symptoms can be handled quickly with appropriate interventions to keep you safe
Medication and other clinical interventions to remove much of the discomfort of withdrawal symptoms, reducing the pressure to return to substance abuse to stop the symptoms
The reduction in symptoms that lets you concentrate more on the early stages of recovery so you’re better able to begin discovering the cause of your substance abuse and working with professionals to develop healthy coping mechanisms
New Day Recovery offers medically managed alcohol detox that lets you develop the clarity of mind you need to focus on an alcohol-free future. For more information about our programs and how we can help you battle your alcohol addiction, call us now at 330-953-3300.