There are millions of people today in the world that are alcohol addicts. Some are in a stable condition while others may have poor health condition that can make them end up in a hospice. Many of them need help in quitting by detoxification. A detox is a period which you take to get alcohol out of your body system. It is not always easy and on this note, it is advisable that you visit a physician who will help you with the process of detoxing safely under monitor. But if you can do it yourself, well, this article will help you with easy but time-taking steps to help you get rid of alcohol.
Take a look at your lifestyle and how you drink. Some people will consume alcohol occasionally and be healthy while others will develop addiction. Look at the following symptoms and if you feel all, some or one of them, then consider quitting.
- Drinking alone
- Morning drinking
- Guilt feeling after drinking
- Hiding from others while drinking
- Withdrawal symptoms after some time without alcohol like shaking, sweating and nausea.
Set a strong goal to be achieved to quit from alcohol or cut down the amount of consumption.
If you want to quit completely, say to yourself or write down that you will stop taking alcohol. It must come from you willingly.
Maybe you don’t want to quit completely but just reduce the amount of alcohol. Just note down how much you are going to cut down and when you are going to drink.
- Let people know what you have decided. It always starts with refusing to go and join them for drinks or to drink at a different place away from them. Friends always enhance the will to go drinking and you find yourself taking much against your will.
- Remove any traces of alcohol from your home and any other surrounding places that you associate with. Craving for alcohol comes as you are detoxing and you get tempted to take some so, KEEP IT AWAY.
- Visit other people who are following the same path as you. There are a lot of organizations that help with this and you can hold talks and self-building discussions to help you get confident and happy detoxing and keeping away from ��the drinks’ altogether.
- Visit a doctor for consultation purposes. He or she will be able to guide you on whether to self-detox or follow doctor’s prescriptions.
- Make sure there is someone around at all times or at least most of it. Detoxing cannot be done alone and that is why the previous point talks about getting medical help if detoxing is becoming a tedious task. Contact a friend to help you during the period.
- Be aware of the risks that are involved while withdrawing from alcohol. Consult a doctor if you experience any of these!
� Vomiting and nausea?
� Heart beating at a fast rate?
� Sweating at night?
� Dehydrating and shaking?
� Hallucinations and seizures among other more?
And of course, mix up a few of our detox smoothies and juices – they’ll take you a long way.