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Danger of Detoxing From Alcohol At Home

Sometimes called, “cold turkey”, detoxing from alcohol at home is something that many individuals struggling with alcoholism have attempted. Is it a good idea? The only answer to this question is, no, and here’s why.

The Danger of Detoxing from Alcohol at Home

Alcohol is one of the most dangerous substances to detox from. For those experiencing the most serious symptom of withdrawal – the shaking, sweating, heart palpitations, hallucinations, and marked confusion of delirium tremens, or the DTs – the death rate has been estimated to be as high as 1 in 25.

Because of this risk, safe alcohol treatment begins with medical detox. But why? What really happens that’s so serious?

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Alcohol Withdrawal Timeline – What to Expect

If you or a loved one has decided to stop consuming alcohol, you may be curious about what to expect after that last drink. I remember Googling this information on at least ten different occasions, so we’ve put together a comprehensive alcohol withdrawal timeline for you.

Casual drinkers may never experience any withdrawal symptoms, but an individual who has become physically dependent on alcohol will often experience serious withdrawal symptoms.

Disclaimer: Alcohol withdrawal can be dangerous and comes with the risk of death. We never recommend detoxing without the supervision of a medical professional.

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