Is Alcohol Home Detox Safe?

Bill CarrickAlcohol Detox

Is Alcohol Home Detox Safe? Is Alcohol Home Detox Safe? In the vast majority of cases, a medically supervised Alcohol Home Detox is safe. A medically supervised alcohol home detox with a 24/7 one:one on-site expert nurse increases the chances of a safe detox considerably. An alcohol detox occurs when a person is physically dependent on alcohol. When a person “needs” an alcohol detox and goes into alcohol withdrawal it becomes a medical condition. An Alcohol detox is a medical procedure that ranges from a mild withdrawal to a severe life-threatening alcohol withdrawal. Is Alcohol Home Detox Safe? EHD focuses … Read More

Is Alcohol Home Detox Safe?

Bill CarrickAlcohol Detox, Home Detox

Is Alcohol Home Detox Safe? Is Alcohol Home Detox Safe? In the vast majority of cases, a medically supervised Alcohol Home Detox is safe. A medically supervised alcohol home detox with a 24/7 one:one on-site expert nurse increases the chances of a safe detox considerably. An alcohol detox occurs when a person is physically dependent on alcohol. When a person “needs” an alcohol detox and goes into alcohol withdrawal it becomes a medical condition. An Alcohol detox is a medical procedure that ranges from a mild withdrawal to a severe life-threatening alcohol withdrawal. Is Alcohol Home Detox Safe? EHD focuses … Read More

Medication for Opiate Withdrawal

Bill CarrickOpiate Detox

Medication for Opiate Withdrawal:  There are a number of medications used to treat opiate withdrawal symptoms. The EHD blog will list these medications with a short description of each. Buprenorphine: Buprenorphine is a long acting opiate that has a better safety profile than other opiates. There is a ceiling related to euphoria. The medications Suboxone and Subutex contain Buprenorphine. Suboxone: Suboxone is a combination of Buprenorphine and Naloxone. This combination is considered a safe opiate medication for use in an outpatient setting. Subutex: Subutex is Buprenorphine. It does not have Naloxone in the formula. Methadone: Methadone is a long acting opiate. … Read More

Nose bleeds and alcohol withdrawal

Bill CarrickAlcohol Withdrawal, Home Detox

Nose Bleeds A person recently searched Google using the typed words “nose bleeding alcohol withdrawal”. I noticed this when reviewing my google analytics. This provides the opportunity to highlight a serious concern related to alcohol use, alcohol dependence, and withdrawal; the concern is nose bleeds. Chronic alcohol abuse can impact the amount of platelets in the body. Platelets are needed to prevent excessive bleeding. Additionally, a very low platelet level can cause the following: Spontaneous bleeding internally. An esophageal bleed. A GI or gastrointestinal bleed, or as above, A spontaneous nose bleed. A spontaneous nose bleed can be fairly benign or … Read More

Revia or Oral Naltrexone

Bill CarrickMedication

Naltrexone Naltrexone is a medication approved for treatment of Alcohol Use Disorders. SAMHSA publishes a guide to assist clinicians in prescribing medications approved for alcohol disorders. Here are a number of excerpts from the chapter on oral Naltrexone. I will comment throughout this blog. What is Oral Naltrexone? Naltrexone hydrochloride is a relatively pure and long-lasting opioid antagonist. It has been used to treat opioid dependence for many years and has been approved to treat alcohol use disorders (AUDs) since 1994. It reduces both the rewarding effects of alcohol and craving for it. (Tip 49) I have witnessed this medication … Read More

Alcohol Withdrawal Nausea

Bill CarrickAlcohol Withdrawal

Nausea as a sign of Alcohol Withdrawal Alcohol withdrawal has many different signs and symptoms. An uncomfortable signs or symptom of alcohol withdrawal is a lack of appetite accompanied by nausea. This symptom is an indication of a significant dependence on the alcohol. The lack of appetite accompanied by nausea indicates: The stomach is not prepared to take in nourishment. The stomach lining may be eroded by the alcohol. The stomach lining is one of the first components of the body for the process of breaking down foods, if the stomach lining is absent or impaired, the body gives out … Read More