The love of my life has been admitted into a detox and rehab facility. Communication has been cut off (I'm told this is part of the process) and I have no idea how he is. I am sad, I never knew it was this bad, but he almost died of alcohol poisoning. What should I expect while he is in this facility? What will happen when he returns home? What should I do when he is home to make sure I am conveying my love and support?
posted by anonymous
on Jun 24, 2014 -
I am looking for somewhere nice to go for around five days to clear my head. This mainly means no internet for me as I could really do with a break. I'd like it to be sunny, warm, maybe quiet, and rural too although I am not superkeen on nature (such as bugs and dirt :)). I have been looking into monasteries in upstate New York but perhaps there are better options out there? I would like it to be low-budget - and would be happy to work for shelter/accommodation as well. Something to do with my hands, like gardening would also be neat, although I am not into camping. I love travelling by rail, not so much by coach/bus. I don't think I'm gonna wanna be driving as I haven't in many, many years.
Any recommendations? [more inside]
posted by mrsh
on Jun 8, 2013 -
Recommendations for a inpatient drug/alcohol rehab (hopefully on the east coast) with complications. [more inside]
posted by Divine_Wino
on Aug 3, 2011 -
I’m 35, male, and live in San Diego. I’m hoping to find a retreat (or something similar) that is not too far away, not too expensive (maybe $2,000-$3,000), and that starts as soon as possible. I have recently gone through a lot of unpleasant life changes, and have been drinking too much, too often, and for too long. My primary issue may be with alcohol, but I want to try this before I try outpatient treatment. I’m hoping to find a retreat where I can recharge and also break my drinking habit. Ideally, it would include some combination of yoga, meditation, and counseling or something directed to my drinking habit. Thanks.
posted by metawabbit
on Jan 19, 2011 -
I have two weeks off for christmas and I would like to use that time to do a very effective liver, colon, kidney cleanse. Can someone please give me a detailed plan including which order to do the cleanses; I've heard to do kidneys before liver so you can properly flush. I'm interested in what my meals should look like (juice fast, master cleanse, raw foods) as well as what supplements are helpful to expel crap from my guts. My goal is not weightloss. I tend to breakout in rashes after meals and I plan to slowly reintroduce foods after the cleanse to gauge what foods I have negative reactions to. It might be relevant to mention that I eat fish and eggs and cheese but no other animal products. Thanks for all your help.
posted by madmamasmith
on Dec 5, 2010 -
I recently found out that a good friend of mine has been addicted to crystal meth for three years. I need help finding some resources for him. [more inside]
posted by Kimberly
on Apr 21, 2010 -
Tomorrow I will be 'supervising' my best friend and roommate as he goes through what will be the first full day of detoxing from his alcohol addiction. General pointers would be appreciated. [more inside]
posted by tumbleweedjack
on Mar 17, 2010 -
You could call me an alcoholic in that I have drunk nearly every day for ten years. I am 34 years old. I am thin and healthy looking. Because I’m asking in part for medical advice I want to be very specific about the amount I drink.
posted by anonymous
on Feb 1, 2008 -
Recipe suggestions for a detox diet limited to mostly raw fruits and veggies? [more inside]
posted by rndm
on Apr 10, 2007 -
[HouseMDFilter] What *are* the options for treating addiction in patients with severe chronic pain? (Spoilers for the January 9th episode and [more inside]
posted by spaceman_spiff
on Jan 11, 2007 -
My girlfriend wants somewhere to, in her words, "detox" in the USA. But it's not drug or booze related. She wants somewhere go, chill, clear her head, be quiet for a while and concentrate on starting her life again. And she wants to do it for free. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by rileyray3000
on Dec 31, 2006 -
What is the best way for a long-time alcoholic to quit? Primarily concerned with medical aspects/health risks of detox. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jul 25, 2006 -
I need recommendations for private alcohol treatment programmes in Vancouver or the Lower Mainland/Vancouver Island area. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jan 18, 2006 -
I just quit smoking about 10 days ago. What kinds of food/herbs/vitamins can I take to help gently detox my tissues and organs? [more inside]
posted by mds35
on Nov 28, 2005 -
DetoxFilter: I'm entering my 5th week of sobriety (yay!) and it just struck me this morning that although this is a nice thing to do for my liver, maybe it's not enough...? [more inside]
posted by russmail
on Nov 1, 2005 -
"Within 24 hours of curtailing food intake, enzymes stop entering the stomach and travel instead into the intestines and into the bloodstream, where they circulate and gobble up all sorts of waste matter, including dead and damaged cells, unwelcome microbes, metabolic wastes, and pollutants." [cite]
Could this possibly be true? I know that eventually the body will start metabolizing itself, but is the process selective in its initial stages to only metabolize "waste matter" and not healthy tissue?
posted by Asef Jil
on Oct 3, 2005 -
Anybody ever flush out their gastrointestinal tract? I don't mean just an enema, as that's totally lower-GI based. I'm talking about really detoxifying their insides. I heard about a product on the radio a year or two ago (something akin to this, but less snake-oily
) that purports to do this, and have no idea what it is or what it's name is, all I know is that it supposedly flushes out most of the gunk in your small and large intestines and can really improve health. Anybody know what I'm talking about, and does anybody have any recommendations?
posted by taumeson
on Oct 19, 2004 -