One is “residential” weaning, based on a stay of varying length (from one week to about 3 months) in a hospital or specialized care center.The other is “outpatient” weaning, which is based on close medical consultations. The patient takes his treatment and resides in his usual environment. Some hospitals are able to offer an intermediate modality, day hospitalization. In all cases, a work stoppage is usually necessary.

Whatever the modality chosen, the patient’s adherence is an essential condition for success.

Do you want to drink or continue to drink alcohol for pleasure, but reduce your consumption? Some tips:

  • Drink water if you are thirsty. Alcohol does not help quench thirst. It’s the opposite.
  • Before drinking alcohol, eat something if you are hungry.
  • Drink preferably in a glass and not in the bottle. Indeed, you will probably drink more at the bottle. Because you will see less quickly the bottom
  • If you drink, alternate with soft drinks.
  • Give yourself a maximum of glasses not to exceed. Or, set an hour for you to stop drinking.
  • Do not mix different kinds of alcoholic beverages.
  • Do not drink systematically alcohol if you are tired, stressed or worried.
  • When going out to the restaurant, order some water if you like to accompany your dish with a glass of wine.
  • Want to reduce your alcohol consumption? Also change your habits related to this consumption.
  • If you still drink after work, add another pleasant habit at least two days a week. For example, you can enjoy a culinary pleasure, take a walk, have a good shower, etc.
  • Ask yourself what would you do if there was no alcohol sold near you?
  • If you drink at home, do more large reserve of alcohol and / or make sure not to have any at home regularly.
  • Write down your consumption. Keep a log of your daily consumption over several weeks. Indeed, it is more difficult to deny its consumption when it appears “black on white”.
  • If you have trouble saying no, for example in a cafe, anticipate what you will do if the situation arises. You can possibly think of a clear reason to justify yourself.
  • Do not force someone to drink if that person does not want to.
  • Always have a stock of non-alcoholic beverages at a party or visit.
  • Tell each other if you see that consumption (and especially the effects of alcohol) are beginning to exceed the limits. If someone starts to “exaggerate”, do not encourage them to drink more.
  • Take the trouble to try non-alcoholic cocktails.

The Process of Withdrawal

The goal of weaning is to eliminate alcohol from the body by stopping its consumption completely. Given the risk of withdrawal syndrome, it is recommended that to take the Alcohol detox Orange County program under supervision, assisted by medical treatment. For the dependent person, it is an important challenge, often feared.This weaning can be done in two ways.

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