• Dr Iqbal A Mohiuddin

Do you need an alcohol detox?

Updated: Jun 30, 2019

Drinking in moderation, i.e. just 1-2 units daily with alcohol free days, can be beneficial for our health and wellbeing, and may even prolong our life. However, drinking more than this is harmful physically and mentally.

You may be able to drink every day, feel fine physically and mentally, and still manage to function. This could include maintaining a job and a family. It is only when you stop drinking that you may realise that you have developed a serious problem.

Many of us get caught out over time and find that we have to have a daily drink to prevent the awful physical withdrawal symptoms of alcohol dependence. These can include shaking, sweating, panic, sickness, and vomiting. In worst case scenarios, fits, delirium, hallucinations, and death may occur.

If you think you recognise any of the above in yourself, then you may benefit from a supervised home alcohol detox. Severe alcohol dependence, i.e. more than 30 units daily, needs inpatient medical treatment and rehabilitation. Mild to moderate alcohol addiction may be treated safely at home under daily supervision. We have helped many patients to safely stop drinking.

Please contact us for further details on how we could also help you to recover.

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