You may be able to stay at home
while you go through withdrawal. But you need to talk with an expert before making this
decision. Work closely with an addiction specialist who has a medical background. Or
talk with your healthcare provider. Based on your past drinking and past withdrawal
symptoms, your provider may be able to tell how bad your symptoms will be.
If you are predicted to have mild
withdrawal, you may be able stay at home. But you’ll need a caregiver to help you. You
may also have daily visits and phone calls from a healthcare provider, such as a drug
and alcohol nurse.
Your provider may give you a type
of tranquilizing medicine. It may help keep withdrawal symptoms in check. He or she may
also give you other medicines to ease headaches or nausea.