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Home alcohol detox

If you drink alcohol regularly and if you are struggling to stop alcohol use on your own, a medically assisted alcohol detox [Librium] should  be considered. Most alcohol detoxes can be done at home with the support of family or a friend who can monitor your medication for you. 

However, if you drink more than 30 units a day and have had withdrawal seizures recently ,you would require inpatient detox, for which we can refer you to another provider.

To find out if you are suitable for home alcohol detox, try completing our suitability assessment by clicking on the button below or contact us through the enquiry form or you can chat with us online if we are available. 


Our home alcohol detox programme has three stages: 


  • Stage 1 - Preparation (1 to 2 weeks) 

  • Stage 2 - Detox (1 week) 

  • Stage 3 – Aftercare (6 to 12 months) 


Stage 1: Preparation (1 to 2 weeks)

Every new enquiry will have a free telephone consultation with a doctor who will assess the suitability for home alcohol detox. If found suitable, the patient will be offered a face-to-face appointment in the clinic for a full assessment which includes a blood test. Following the results from the assessment which will be received in 24 to 48 hours, the doctor will then contact the patient and introduce them to a therapist who will arrange a suitable date to start home alcohol detox and prepare them for it. 


Stage 2: Detox (1 week)

We will provide a medically supervised detox at home, which includes prescription of medications like Chlordiazepoxide (Librium) to eliminate withdrawal symptoms, so that the detox is comfortable and patients are able to complete the detox. During this stage, the doctor will monitor you daily remotely through online or telephone consultations.  

Stage 3: Aftercare (6 to 12 months)

We stay with our patients post detox for 6 months or a full year, to provide support and encouragement for patients to continue to successfully meet their goals.  This may include prescription of relapse prevention medications, to make it as easy as possible for patients to successfully meet their goals. Patients will have therapy sessions with their therapist which can be twice weekly to weekly appointments depending on individual needs. 

Benefits of Home alcohol detox

  • Full abstinence within 8 days.

  • Cheaper than inpatient detox and rehab.

  • Treatment will be managed and led by specialist doctors and therapists.

  • Private, confidential and discreet treatment.

  • Relapse prevention medications like Acamprosate, Naltrexone, Disulfiram can be initiated and maintained.

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Jacobs Clinic

Firsway Health Centre
121 Firs Way
Sale, Cheshire
M33 4BR

0161 6478039

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We work closely with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) to ensure we are providing a high standard of care to meet your medical and wellbeing needs. The CQC team are always interested in receiving any feedback about the clinic. Please leave feedback by clicking on the link below and following the instructions:

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