cheeps wrote:Some of my best rehab buddies were detoxing booze. They put them on the pheno, watched them and that was all I could tell.
Stephie...What else do they do?
For the allies, if you are NOT also a benzo user, they give you Valium usually to help with detox in the first few days, monitor blood pressure of course, something to sleep.
If you are a benzo user and drink, you get phenobarbital, and Clonidine for detox. Depending on how much you drink,'you can get out in four days like my friends did, or 5-7 days. My blood pressure kept soaring because I was also take off sub so I stayed 9 days. You don't sound like what I'd call a chronic alcoholic if you are just crossing the line now. I've seen 30- year alcoholic get out of detox in 5 days.
Yay, I feel so honored to be the resident alcoholic expert! Lol! I can joke now but SZ, I can tell you it took me years and years to come to grips wit my that term....alcoholic. Such a label with a bad rap. I am a perfectionist and very intelligent and funny and pretty...how Could I be the "A" word? And yet we all come in different shapes sizes, colors. I know some of the richest alcoholics in the world from my rehab days in Newport Beach, CA. There's no shame in being an alcoholic if that's concerns you. Alcoholic, addict, does the label really matter?
Please PM me whenever and I will answer any and all questions.
Love you, SZ!