Why has alcohol detoxing at home become so popular? A majority of the reason is related to money, but there are others, such as reputation. Let’s go through all the factors.
Saving Your Time and Money.
An in-patient stay at an alcohol rehabilitation center is expensive. You’ll generally pay anywhere from $10,000 to more than $75,000 per month. And you can usually expect to be there at least two months. Staying home saves hundreds of hours and tens of thousands of dollars. A rehab stay also means you wouldn’t be earning any money to pay your bills while you’re away.
strong>Saving Your Job.
Most employers will view Alcohol Detox differently than other diseases such as cancer or heart disease. You probably won’t get too much sympathy, patience, and support. Not entering an in-patient treatment center helps you to save your job. If you plan your detox for a weekend, you might not miss any work. Otherwise, you might only need to use one or two sick days.
Saving Your Reputation.
Privacy is a top priority. It’s called “saving face.” Why feed the rumor mill? If you have a drinking problem, it’s your personal business. You shouldn’t allow it to ruin your career. Nor should you lose your reputations in the family, your neighborhood, and your community. It’s easier to tell who you want, what you want, and when you want. Keeping yourself at home protects your privacy and puts reputation on your own terms where you deserve it to be.
Life changes quickly. Much can happen if you’re away at a rehab center for a few months. Your loved ones won’t have the pressure of explaining your absence. You can grow further apart from those most important to you. Young children won’t understand. Then, there’s out of sight, out of mind, and all the rest of that stuff. By starting your recovery at home, you have the opportunity to repair relationships immediately. You can even strengthen some relationships if loved ones see what you’re going through to do the right thing and get back your life.
Saving Yourself from Suffering.
It’s important to note that alcohol detox at home can have serious health concerns. By doing it you’re cutting off your addicted brain from the steady supply of the addictive substance that it has grown to rely on to function. When your brain doesn’t get alcohol as much and as often as it wants, it sends you urgent messages that something important is missing. These cravings can cause a person to do the last thing they want to do – have another drink. The need for relief can be that strong.