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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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5 Signs You’re a Functioning Alcoholic

What is a functioning alcoholic?

What does an alcoholic look like? Do you picture the person who wakes up and starts drinking, the one who reeks of liquor throughout the day, and doesn’t put the bottle down until their head hits the pillow? Do you envision their lives consisting of blackouts, outbursts, and embarrassing episodes?

If this sounds like the right description, you might want to take another look.

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