Managing to get sober at home
Most people are going to feel some level of withdrawal symptoms when they stop drinking. Depending on the level of your drinking, these symptoms may be mild or severe. It will depend a lot on how long you have been drinking.
Withdrawal can be tough, and it can be very uncomfortable. And, it can send you back to drinking to get rid of the discomfort. This can lead to a never-ending cycle of attempting to quit only to start drinking again. And often times we end up drinking more than we did before!
Ok, so how then do we manage to get out of this cycle?
Once you stop drinking, you are going to feel some discomfort within 12 hours. You might feel a little shakey, feel anxious or have difficulty sleeping.
While many people will be able to manage this detox at home, if you have been a heavy drinker over a long period of time, it would be advised to seek medical advice before attempting a home detox.
Doing the detox
Detoxing at home starts best when you focus on your health, diet and letting your body heal. It is important to eat well, drink lots of water and sleep whenever you feel like it.
Don’t Give Up on Getting Sober
If you have tried to get sober and given up because it all got too hard, you are not alone. It is hard to give up something that we think brings us pleasure.
But don’t give up this time. Get some support, be kind to yourself and give yourself a flying chance to really beat the bottle this time. After all, you deserve the best in life.
Getting help with a program like Live Rehab can really help get you through the first few weeks of withdrawal without having to attend weekly meetings or public events. You get to try being sober in the privacy of your own home.
Another great online program which has helped many people is Alcohol-Free Forever™ This program offers a unique approach to recovery also from the privacy of your own home. You will never have to utter the words “Hello, my name is…. and I’m an alcoholic” to a group.