Edinburgh Home Alcohol Detox

Alcohol Detox at Home in Edinburgh

How To Get A Home Detox Program & Alcohol Treatment in the Scottish Capital

Alcohol addiction is a major issue in Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital city, affecting people from all walks of life. A research study taken in 2010 found that around 5% of Edinburgh residents aged over 16 years old are alcohol dependent. This doesn’t take into account heavy drinkers and binge drinkers.

For those seeking treatment, home alcohol detox offers a viable and effective option. Here, we provide valuable insights and information about the process of home alcohol detox, its advantages and its suitability for the people of Edinburgh looking for treatment for alcohol addiction and dependence. Find out about the benefits of home alcohol detox, the steps involved and the resources available to support your journey to recovery.

Edinburgh has alcohol addiction issues like most big cities

Understanding Home Alcohol Detox

Home alcohol detox is a supervised process that allows people to withdraw from alcohol in the comfort and privacy of their own homes. This treatment is suitable for those in Edinburgh who have a stable home environment and a moderate to high level of alcohol dependence. It’s important to note that severe cases of alcohol addiction or those with underlying medical conditions may require an inpatient detox in a clinic or hospital.

Advantages of Detoxing At Home In Edinburgh

  1. Comfort and Privacy: You undergo the alcohol detox program without having to leave the comfort of your own Edinburgh home. You can continue your daily routine (although factor in time for some more sleep), work and spend time with your loved ones while receiving the treatment you need. Also, home detox allows you to maintain privacy, confidentiality and avoid any potential stigma associated with seeking treatment.
  2. Cost-Effective: Compared to inpatient detoxification, home alcohol detox is much more affordable as there are no costs usually associated with residential alcohol treatment clinics. 7 days inpatient treatment can be at least 3 times the cost, and it’s been researched that there are similar levels of successful outcome between outpatient and inpatient detox programmes.
  3. Flexibility: Home alcohol detox allows you to continue your daily routines such as work or family responsibilities while receiving professional support and guidance. You can also choose to have your detox when it suits you, for example, you could take a week off work, you can stay at a relative’s house – you’re in control of your treatment.
  4. Tailored: Our doctor will assess your situation and prescribe the necessary alcohol detox medications such as Librium tailored to your specific needs to ensure your safe and comfortable detoxification process. This personalised approach allows for a more effective and successful recovery.
  5. Support from Loved Ones: Detoxing from alcohol at home provides you with the opportunity to receive support from your loved ones throughout the process. Having the encouragement and understanding of family and friends can make a significant difference in your journey towards sobriety. They can help create a positive and supportive environment, which can contribute to your overall success.

Withdrawal Symptoms of Alcohol Addiction

it’s important to understand the potential withdrawal symptoms you may experience when stopping drinking. Withdrawal symptoms can range from mild to severe depending on various factors such as the duration and intensity of your alcohol use, overall health and people’s individual differences. Here are some common withdrawal symptoms associated with alcohol dependence:

Physical Symptoms

  • Shaking or tremors
  • Sweating
  • Headaches
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Insomnia
  • Diarrhea
  • Increased heart rate and blood pressure
  • Muscle cramps

Psychological Symptoms

  • Anxiety
  • Irritability
  • Depression
  • Confusion
  • Anger
  • Paranoia
  • Hallucinations

It’s important to note that severe alcohol withdrawal symptoms, such as seizures and delirium tremens can be life-threatening. If you have a history of heavy alcohol use or experience severe withdrawal symptoms, please seek medical assistance immediately by calling 999.

The Process of Home Alcohol Detox

  1. Consultation and Assessment: The first step in home alcohol detox is to consult with our medical team at Detox Today.  We specialise in alcohol addiction treatment. We’ll assess your medical history, alcohol consumption and overall health to work out your detox. Our office in Glasgow or London offers detoxes all over the UK, including Edinburgh, and everything is done on the telephone and/or online.
  2. Individualized Detox Plan: We’ll create a personalised detox plan based on your needs. This plan will usually include medications to alleviate withdrawal symptoms, regular check-ins with our team and all the information you need to successfully come off alcohol.
  3. Supervision and Support: Throughout the detox process, we will provide regular check-ins to monitor progress, address concerns and offer guidance. You’ll also receive emotional support, hints and tips and signposting to online resources. This will help your safety and well-being during the detoxification phase.
  4. Aftercare and Continued Support: Once detoxification is complete, and in order to stay sober, you’ll need ongoing support and aftercare. We can help with this and supply it, or point you in the right direction. This usually includes Edinburgh-based or online alcohol counselling, therapy, support groups and other resources to address the underlying causes of addiction and maintain long-term sobriety.

Free Edinburgh alcohol treatment resources

Free Alcohol Addiction Resources and Support in Edinburgh

  1. NHS & Local Government Alcohol and Drug Recovery Services: The local National Health Service, often in conjunction with local authorities, offer a range of services, including detoxification, counselling and aftercare support.
  2. Alcoholics Anonymous (AA): AA is a worldwide fellowship providing support and guidance to alcoholics. There are numerous AA meetings in Edinburgh, offering a supportive community of like-minded people on the path to recovery. Visit https://aa-edinburgh.org.uk
  3. Supportive Friends and Family: Building a strong support network of friends and family who understand and empathise. Loved ones can offer emotional support, encouragement and accountability throughout the detox and recovery process.

Our home alcohol detox program in Edinburgh provides a safe, comfortable and cost-effective option for treating alcohol addiction. With the support of our medical specialists, tailored detox plans, support from our addiction staff and signposting to local and online resources, you can embark on a journey of recovery in the privacy of your own home.

Even if you don’t use Detox Today, if you or someone you know is struggling with alcohol addiction, please reach out to any addiction professional in Edinburgh. They are there to help and anyone can overcome alcohol with some help.

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Benefits Of Home Detox


There’s nothing more precious than being able to heal with the support of your loved ones, in the familiar environment of your own home. Savour the convenience of being able to maintain your daily routine, work, or simply spend quality time with your loved ones throughout the detox programme.


Our team comprises individuals who have either personally battled addiction or have witnessed a loved one struggle with it. We ensure we understand your needs at the deepest level to keep you safe and make your recovery efficient.

Safe and Comfortable

A medical detoxification helps to alleviate alcohol withdrawal symptoms, whether physical or mental. For long-term heavy alcoholics and heavy drinkers, sudden withdrawal can be dangerous, and the psychological cravings can be overwhelming.

Cost effective

Home alcohol detox is much cheaper than attending a detox clinic or rehab. It is the best value form of private detox treatment, simply because there are no residential costs associated with inpatient. It really is worth the cost to live a life free form alcohol.



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