How to Self Detox from Alcohol

How to Self Detox from Alcohol

Admitting you have a drink problem is one of the hardest things many people do in their lifetime.

Heavy drinkers, or those who have started drinking more recently may want to self detox from alcohol so that they can cleanse their body of its toxins and wean themselves off alcohol altogether.

Here are some tips on how you can take the first steps to recovery by participating in an alcohol detox this summer.

Talk to your doctor about self-detoxification from alcohol

Your doctor will be able to tell if self alcohol -detoxification is the right option for you as in some instances, such as if you are a severe alcoholic, you may need medical treatment such as a rehab clinic or your doctor can prescribe medications or suggest vitamins and supplements that will aid in your detoxification.

Tell a close family member of a friend about your alcohol detox

If you are participating in a self alcohol detox programme it’s important to have support from family or friends as they can help encourage and praise the person and often help collect and make sure they take any medicine prescribe. 

Drink a lot of fluids

Drinking lots of fluids especially water will help to dilute alcohol and rehydrate the body. Keeping your body well-hydrated allows your detox organs to function well; the liver, lungs, kidneys, skin, and other detox organs would work well together like a well-oiled machine if your body has the right water level.

Take vitamins and minerals

You are likely to be prescribed vitamins, particularly vitamin B1 (thiamine), if you are alcohol-dependent - especially during detox. This is because many people who are dependent on alcohol don’t eat properly therefore need to replenish their body with vitamins they lack. A lack of vitamin B1 is the most common. A lack of this vitamin can cause serious brain conditions.                                           

Exercise regularly

This really helps to take your mind off things and helps to increase your endorphins that will make you feel better while detoxing.

If you are interested in joining a proper self alcohol detox programme or you need information on stopping alcoholism, it may be time to contact a well established rehab centre, such as We Do Recover, who are a team of addiction specialists who can help get you back on track. Always seek professional medical advice by making an appointment with your local doctor before drastically acting on your addiction.  

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