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:
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.