Non-Medically Assisted Alcohol Detoxification
Non-Medically Assisted Alcohol Detoxification has no subcategories
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Programs, not supervised by medical personnel and often staffed by recovering alcoholics, that provide a safe and comfortable environment in which individuals who are physically dependent on alcohol go through the withdrawal period. Staff are trained to administer first aid and to recognize the danger signals which indicate the need for medical intervention. Non-medically assisted programs are not suitable for people who have heart conditions, seizure disorders, a history of DT's or other similar health problems.
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