7 Different At-Home Ongoing Detox Tips

Content medically reviewed by Vicky Magobet, PMHNP-BC, on May 9, 2022.

Recovering from addiction is full of difficult decisions. Some choose people to quit cold turkey and put away the alcohol. However, it can be dangerous to detox from alcohol at home. Once your body is physically dependent on a substance, detoxing without medical assistance can have life-threatening consequences. 

At Diamond House Detox, we help clients safely and comfortably detox from drugs or alcohol. Our medical experts address any physical concerns and help you start post-detox rehabilitation. We know that it may seem easier or more affordable to do an at-home detox, but a proper detox process is an investment in your overall health.

If you have already completed a medically supervised detox, we recommend the following tips for ongoing care in an outpatient program:

1. Stay Hydrated

Water is an essential component of human health, regardless of addiction. When your body goes through withdrawal, it can be difficult to keep food down. In that case, you want to stay hydrated for as long as possible throughout treatment. Even liquids like juice and broth can make you feel better. Drinking water can help your body flush out toxins and energize you further. 

2. Maintain a Balanced Diet

It's possible to lose a lot of body weight during withdrawal. If you feel well enough to eat, make sure your diet is complete with every food group. Fruits and vegetables can help your body replenish necessary nutrients and vitamins. Choose antioxidant-rich foods like blueberries or artichokes to help your body fight harmful toxins.

3. Remove Alcohol or Drugs From Your Home

Though this may seem like a given, removing any triggering items from your space is essential. Alcohol and drugs are the last things your brain needs to be tempted by while detoxing. Cravings are a physical reaction to withdrawal, so you can preemptively eliminate the temptation. 

4. Drink Green Tea

Tea is an especially helpful liquid when recovering from alcohol addiction. Green tea is full of antioxidants, and it can benefit the liver. Protect your body's most important organs with a few cups of green tea every day!

5. Keep a Tight-Knit Support System

Your support network is crucial throughout the recovery process, especially in the beginning. Keep your friends and family close to remind yourself that you're not alone. In our outpatient program, you'll also participate in group counseling sessions where you can share with and learn from others.

6. Stay Physically Active

Light exercise can increase endorphins and keep your body energized. Physical activity like yoga or walking is also great for your mind and can distract you from cravings.

7. Take Advantage of Alumni Care

Once you've completed a treatment program at Diamond House Detox, you'll always have access to our support team. Our alumni can connect with us for sobriety resources and other ongoing detox tips when needed. 

Choose Outpatient Treatment Instead of Detoxing at Home

If you're looking for the best way to detox from home, we recommend skipping the at-home remedies and calling us. There is no way to detox at home without risking other complications. If you have a mild to moderate addiction, outpatient treatment may be the best option. Speak with our team at Diamond House Detox to learn more.

Learn More About Outpatient Treatment

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner at Diamond House Detox
Vicky is a board certified Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She began her nursing career in healthcare by working in the intensive care unit, and then an inpatient psychiatric hospital. After realizing the mental health needs of both the patients and the families she served, she became a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. Throughout her experience working with clients, she has developed a passion for those with dual diagnoses and specializes in helping individuals recognize the issues driving their substance use. This recognition has been crucial to the individual’s success in treatment. Vicky opened Diamond House Detox so that she can address these issues early on in a therapeutic environment to allow clients to transition to the next level in their recovery.
Vicky Magobet
Latest posts by Vicky Magobet (see all)