• Dr Iqbal A Mohiuddin

Do you need a Home Alcohol Detox?

Updated: Jun 2

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‘s 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 need 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 recognise any of the above, then you may benefit from a supervised home alcohol detox. Severe alcohol dependence, i.e. more than 30 units daily, needs inpatient or residential treatment. Mild to moderate alcohol addiction may be treated safely at home under daily supervision with a nominated carer. We have helped many patients to safely stop drinking. We have had more patients requesting and successfully completing home alcohol detox during the COVID-19 lockdown.


Please contact IamPsychiatry to talk about how we could help you to recover.


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