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Alcohol detoxing at home question
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An_252690 posted:
Question: at what point is the severity of the detox symptoms too dangerous to be at home??? Probably varies....I've gone to the hospital a few times while detoxing....the usual schedule since I fell off the wagon is 4-5 days at at least a 5th a day...sometime up to (a 5th and a half)....then I feel like I have to stop because my body and mind are starting get fried....detox symptom being hig hbllod preesure, usually around 180/110' ish for the detox days.....follow down dizziness for the first 2 days...some shortness, where tis hard to get a yawn...and all the other symptoms.....head ache, etc. backround is: I'm 47, and have been a heavy drinking alcy for 24 years with 2 one year breaks. Thanks for any feedback "expert" or 3rd party insight from previous feed you have received thru ur experiences.
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James Golden, MD responded:
Detox is always a serious business. Every detox will put you at risk, and that risk becomes more significant each time you go into withdrawal.

I like to recommend that your doctor weigh in to make these critical decisions on your behalf every time you go into withdrawal. There is help, so you don't have to keep putting yourself at risk like this. All you have to do is reach out for help.


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