Alcohol poisoning can be fatal. If you suspect someone is experiencing alcohol poisoning, call 911 immediately. Do NOT be afraid to seek help. If you do not have access to a phone contact Web Poison Control Services for online assistance.
During detox, make sure you drink plenty of fluids (about 3 litres a day). However, avoid drinking large amounts of caffeinated drinks, including tea and coffee, because they can make your sleep problems worse and cause feelings of anxiety. Water, squash or fruit juice are better choices.
A number of medications are recommended by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) to treat alcohol misuse. These include:
Alcohol dependence doesn't just impact on an individual – it can also affect a whole family. Family therapy provides family members with the opportunity to:
Fatal complications from delirium tremens include oversedation, respiratory arrest (where a person stops breathing), cardiac arrhythmias (irregular heartbeat), and aspiration pneumonitis, which occurs when a person inhales toxic substances into the lungs, resulting in infection.
Nalmefene should only be taken if you're receiving support to help you reduce your alcohol intake and continue treatment.
Professional medical detox is the safest option when it comes to stopping drinking. At The Recovery Village, we monitor patients 24/7 to ensure their discomfort during withdrawal is managed, their vitals are at healthy levels and they are not experiencing any life-threatening symptoms.
Therapy for alcohol dependency.