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My Gentleman friend has gone to a detox facility, now what?

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 - 15 answers

Internet free "retreat" on the East Coast(ish)

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 - 5 answers

Retreat for the Medicated Soul?

Where should I go to detox from a psych med roller coaster disaster? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 10, 2012 - 4 answers

I am going to self-detox from alcohol on in 3 days, what should I expect?

I am going to self-detox from alcohol on in 3 days, what should I expect? [more inside]
posted by atomicmedia on Oct 1, 2011 - 21 answers

Recommendations for a inpatient drug/alcohol rehab with complications.

Recommendations for a inpatient drug/alcohol rehab (hopefully on the east coast) with complications. [more inside]
posted by Divine_Wino on Aug 3, 2011 - 6 answers

Help my friend detox

How can I help my friend detox from heroin in NYC? [more inside]
posted by alight on May 8, 2011 - 22 answers

Please Recommend a Detox Retreat

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 - 7 answers

full body cleanse detox

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 - 17 answers

Please help me help my friend with his addiction.

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 - 3 answers

Advice on supervising my friend's withdrawal from alcohol?

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 - 18 answers

I like it raw.

Any suggestions for a 14-day raw food detox diet? What can I expect to feel like? [more inside]
posted by blackcatcuriouser on Nov 29, 2009 - 12 answers

Detox

How do I "detox"? [more inside]
posted by GComes on Jul 1, 2009 - 16 answers

Is Juice Feasting for Real?

Who has experience on an extended juice feast? [more inside]
posted by hulahulagirl on Dec 3, 2008 - 18 answers

How do I get short-term disability without losing my job?

I need extended rehab for alcohol. How do I approach HR without losing my job? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 25, 2008 - 9 answers

Does my body need the booze?

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. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 1, 2008 - 36 answers

My eyes, the burning!

Tricks for sanitizing hands after handling very spicy peppers? [more inside]
posted by adamrice on Jul 22, 2007 - 11 answers

recipes for detox diet

Recipe suggestions for a detox diet limited to mostly raw fruits and veggies? [more inside]
posted by rndm on Apr 10, 2007 - 26 answers

If not Vicodin, then ... what?

[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 - 16 answers

Where can a girl go to get her head clear for free in this country?

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 - 37 answers

how to help an alcoholic stop drinking

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 - 15 answers

Looking for rehab in Terminal City

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 - 5 answers

gack...hack...sputter...aaahhhh....ptooooiieeee!

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 - 13 answers

I heart my liver.

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 - 10 answers

Will fasting metabolize "waste material" before healthy tissue?

"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 - 19 answers

Anybody ever flush out their gastrointestinal tract?

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 - 23 answers

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