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Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome

Alcohol Detox, Medically Supervised from the Comfort of your Home

Dr. Watson's Outpatient Treatment for Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome (AWS) A.K.A. Alcohol Detox

Welcome to Dr. Watson’s outpatient treatment program for Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome (AWS). For those who suffer from Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) and wish to be treated in the familiar comfort of their homes, this program offers a safe and effective alternative to traditional inpatient setting for Alcohol Detox.

Did you Know?
  • 29.5 million people 12 y.o. and older in the USA had an Alcohol Use Disorder in 2021. 
  • That is 1 -10 or 10% of Americans over 12 y.o. 
  • But less than 1% receive medication for their alcohol use.  
  • Over 141,000 Americans die from the effects of alcohol per year. 
  • 385 Americans die from alcohol every day.
  • 60% of Americans increased their alcohol consumption during the COVID lockdown (SAMHS 2022) & (NCDAS).
  • Binge drinking in women has been on the rise for the last 25 years.

Age Adjusted Rates of Alcohol-Induced Deaths, by Sex

United States, 2000-2020

Source: National Center for Health Statistics, National Vital Statistics System, Mortality.

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Benefits of Outpatient Treatment for AWS:

  1. Comfort of Home: Many patients prefer the comfort and familiarity of being at home during treatment.

  2. Reduction of Stigma: Outpatient treatment can alleviate the stigma of hospitalization for an AUD diagnosis.

  3. Cost-Effective: From a financial perspective, outpatient management is more cost-effective than inpatient treatment.

Criteria for Outpatient Alcohol Detox Treatment for AWS

Before considering outpatient treatment, Dr. Watson will evaluate the following:

  1. Support System: Does the patient have a supportive environment?
  2. Symptom Severity: Current symptoms should be mild to moderate. Those with severe symptoms may not be suitable candidates.
  3. Monitoring: Patients should have the capability to be monitored frequently, especially through telemedicine.
  4. Comorbidities: The presence of other severe conditions like liver or kidney diseases will be considered.
  5. Pregnancy: The patient’s pregnancy status.
  6. History: Any history of severe alcohol withdrawal.
  7. Protocol Adherence: Ability to follow a simple protocol, including tapering and monitoring instructions provided by Dr. Watson.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

AWS refers to a set of symptoms that can occur when an individual reduces or stops alcohol consumption after prolonged periods of excessive drinking.

No. While many can benefit from outpatient treatment, it’s essential to meet the criteria mentioned above. Dr. Watson will evaluate each case individually.

In the event of severe symptoms or complications, it’s crucial to seek medical attention immediately. Dr. Watson will provide guidelines on what steps to take if conditions worsen.

Yes, the necessary medications for AWS treatment can be administered at home under Dr. Watson’s guidance.