If you had wanted to try and get sober, then it’s possible that the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted your initial plans. Pulling off a quarantine detox might seem like it’s impossible. However, with some extra changes, it’s possible to find a method which will work for you…
Quarantine Detox: Get Yourself Ready
Understand your options
Having a successful quarantine detox is going to require you to understand your options. A self-detox might seem like the most “appropriate” method given the circumstances. It’ll mainly have you stay at home, with limited contact with friends and family. This fits in with most of the social distancing measures in place.
Still, keep in mind that rehab facilities are still open, as healthcare centers have been considered “essential” businesses. These facilities have taken measures which will make them safer for both patients and caregivers. That way, if you feel you need professional help, you can still get it.
Take extra precautions
It’s important that you take some extra precautions when doing a quarantine detox. You should expect to potentially experience some pretty nasty withdrawal symptoms. Handling these symptoms on their own can be very difficult. The last thing you want is to get sick at the same time.
Therefore, make sure you do what you can to keep yourself safe. Wash your hands and practice safe social distancing measures when you go out. It may be good to stock up on supplies before you begin your detox. This will make it so you don’t need to go out until the detox is finished.
Find outside help
Extra help is always important for any kind of detox. Having friends, family, or professional help can really make you want to stick to your goals. Of course, due to the circumstances, they may not be able to meet you or be with you in person.
Using other options can help you keep in touch and get the help you need. For example, try to use video chats to talk to your friends and family face-to-face even when they can’t be there. You may also be able to find online support groups, which’ll let you get feedback from those who have done exactly what you’re trying.