Seek Medical Support When Detoxing from Alcohol, to Avoid the Dangers of Trying it Yourself at Home – PART TWO

For those seeking recovery from an alcohol dependency, detoxing from alcohol is typically an extremely challenging experience. Throughout the detox process—which, according to Medical News Today, initially takes about a week[1]—there is a high likelihood of experiencing negative, even dangerous symptoms of withdrawal. Even milder symptoms of alcohol withdrawal can be too uncomfortable to tolerate.…

Doctor introduces woman to drugs that are helpful with alcohol detox

Recent Study Indicates Benefits of Gabapentin for Alcohol Detox and Abstinence

A study published in March 2020 in the Journal of the American Medical Association – Internal Medicine[1] shows the use of the nerve pain reliever gabapentin—with brand names such as Neurontin, Gralise, and Horizant—may be helpful in treating people with acute alcohol withdrawal symptoms. The study’s results also demonstrated gabapentin is effective in promoting abstinence…

Facts to Consider Regarding Alcohol Detox if You Think You Have a Drinking Problem and Want to Quit

One of the primary symptoms of having an alcohol use disorder (*: see below for definition) is it tells us we don’t have a problem. Even when we reach for a bottle to “take the edge off.” Even when we lie to a loved one, employer or co-worker about our drinking. Even when we find…

Alcohol Detox Helps Brain Recover Quickly

While studies have shown the brain is impaired by abuse of alcohol—e.g., the volume of brain matter shrinks or atrophies[1]—research has also demonstrated alcohol detox can reverse this process in a relatively short time. Indeed, the head of one study, Gabriele Ende, a professor of medical physics at the Central Institute of Mental Health in…

woman thinks about the dangers of at home detox

Dangers of Alcohol Detox at Home

Millions of Americans across the United States have struggled with an addiction to alcohol. Binge drinking and alcohol abuse have led to thousands of deaths across the country, cutting decades across people’s lives. Fortunately, it is possible to overcome alcohol use disorder and stop the various problematic forms of drinking, which can benefit both your…