5 days of a detox with librium is ridiculously short when a lifetime of drinking is to be treated.Just as one gets ones head around the fact they can NEVER drink the librium is gone.Every single person at my detox centre went and drank after detox.
I recommend getting counseling along with a treatment like antabuse if necessary. Going to meetings such as Alcoholics Anonymous is very very helpful. Having the support of other recovering alcoholics is paramount. You are correct in that a short term detox is not going to solve the problem. On going treatment such as AA is necessary.
Alcoholism is a life long recovery process. Stopping the drinking is just the first step. So detox helps with the first step. The following steps are probably the most difficult but most important. That is developing the tools to stay sober. A support group like AA will help you develop those tools.
Give it some thought and let me know what ya think,
Laurie is right about couseling. You can't add drugs to the mix. It's just substituting one habit for another! You have to have made up your mind you do not want this in your life, & then do everything possible to make that happen. Be it inpatient to dry out, then counseling, AA, etc... Have your loved ones attend Al-Anon meetings so they can understand your situation too. Moral support is very important. It is a very fine edge you are walking, & you need all the assitance & help you can get. If you are really asking about a time line, it is different for each person . It's more of admitting the problem which you apparently have, & then doing what is necesaary to keep clean from this disease. We are always here for moral support my friend. Just my thoughts...
To comment on an answer that 5days of detox and librium is ridiculous, that comment ridiculous. I personally have been sober for 6 years, after 4 days of dextox and librium. A lifetime CAN be stopped . With willpower and strenght. Yes not everyone does get sober, But those who have including myself Have done it. It's possible.,very possible. TRUST IN YOURSELF
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