Alcohol Detox at Home

Alcohol Detox at Home Alcohol detox at home can range from a simple uncomplicated process to a life threatening medical event. When a person feels the signs and symptoms of Alcohol Withdrawal, the person should seek medical guidance and supervision. Alcohol detox at home can be relatively safe and comfortable if the person going through …

Antabuse

Antabuse Antabuse (Disulfiram) is a medication that some people in recovery take to help them stay away from Alcohol. This medication is considered aversive treatment because it makes a person violently ill if they drink alcohol while they are on the medication. This pill is taken daily, usually in the morning. Once taken, the person …

Addiction Conference, Opioid Treatment, Early Recovery

Addiction Conference, Opioid Treatment, and Early Recovery Executive Home Detox and Executive Recovery Coach have a busy week ahead; Attendance at an addiction conference, Assisting in a transition from Opioid Dependence to Naltrexone (Vivitrol), and Coaching a client in early recovery. Addiction Conference: ASAM, or the American Society of Addiction Medicine, will have their annual …

Is Alcohol Home Detox Safe?

Is Alcohol Home Detox Safe? Is Alcohol Home Detox Safe? A medically supervised Alcohol Home Detox can be safe especially when supervised onsite in the home by a qualified registered nurse. A medically supervised alcohol home detox with an on-site expert nurse increases the chances of a safe detox. An alcohol detox occurs when a person …

Medication for Opiate Withdrawal

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 …

Revia or Oral Naltrexone

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 …

Alcohol Withdrawal: Poor Concentration, Impaired Memory

Alcohol withdrawal has multiple signs and symptoms. This blog has written about a number of signs and symptoms, including: anxiety, tremors or shakes, appetite disturbance, and sleep disturbances.  Another symptom may be poor concentration and/or impaired memory. Poor concentration and impaired memory may be related to other symptoms of alcohol withdrawal or may be related …

Alcohol Withdrawal: Sleep Disturbances

Sleep Disturbances Alcohol withdrawal has multiple signs and symptoms.  Recent posts on this blog have looked at tremors or shakes, appetite disturbance, anxiety and nose bleeds.  Another key symptom is trouble sleeping. Sleep disturbances include intense dreaming and nightmares. The withdrawal of Alcohol can cause symptoms that negatively effect sleep. Alcohol withdrawal causes neurological excitation and …