After going through withdrawals associated with detoxification from alcohol many times, it was harder for me to finally quit drinking alcohol for good because I became an expert in the 3-day detox process, and practice makes perfect, right? This is not exactly what one would like to have perfected in life, but if I can help someone who does not want to quit drinking alcohol due to the painful withdrawal process, I will.
Try to go at it alone if possible for the following reasons:
You will become extremely sick and very easily annoyed, so you may say and do things that will not promote a healthy relationship with anyone.
You can do what your body is asking you to do. You will go through numerous hot and cold flashes and if you feel like taking a hot/cold shower, do it without anyone interrupting.
When you need to throw up, it will be very beneficial if the coast is clear.
When your head feels like there is a tiny man with a jackhammer working over your brain, you need it to be extremely quiet.
Most importantly, you need to sleep!
Now that you are alone and the symptoms begin, go with the flow as much as possible. When your stomach hurts, take over-the-counter medicine and do not make the pain go away with alcohol. Make a life changing decision to stick with it and tough it out; you will thank yourself later and so will your loved ones. That pain and discomfort will last for a few days, but keep reminding yourself of all the pain and discomfort you caused your loved ones.
If you are physically able, I suggest you do something constructive rather than just laying in bed. When you just lay there, your mind will go places it shouldn’t, so every pain will be concentrated and magnified making them seem much worse than they actually are. Again, for the pain, take over-the-counter medication and suck it up!
Drink a lot of water or sports drinks with electrolytes — whether you want to or not! The faster you can filter all the poison out your body, the quicker this detoxification will be over. Eat if you can, but drinking fluids and staying hydrated is much more important.
Finally, do not have a short-term memory after this ordeal. Two to three months later you will start forgetting the pain you went through, so it is best to keep something to remember this uncomfortable ordeal as to not allow it to happen again.