Treatment of alcohol dependency can be done as an outpatient. Colloquially it is called detoxification and carried out similar activities in the hospital wards have both adequate staff and medical specialists. It is important that the institution had psychiatric department of toxicology and because they can be useful during patient detoxification.
The primary objectives of outpatient treatment
This is the type of out- patient treatment is depends largely on the symptoms that the patient has, as well as the frequency and amount of alcohol consumed by patient.
Outpatient treatment is aimed at:
a. diagnosis, or the exclusion of any life- threatening conditions, which may resemble the teams withdrawal.
b. Treatment of vegetative symptoms that the patient exhibits. So first of all, hand tremor, increased sweating, accelerated heart rate, as well as anxiety, insomnia and physical damage caused by alcohol, such as damaged liver, pancreas and mucous membrane of the gastrointestinal tract, vomiting, diarrhea, disorders of water and electrolyte.
Extremely important in outpatient care is the role of a psychiatrist, who supports the patient through an appropriate therapy. Outpatient treatment also requires constant motivation of the patient, the more that it binds with strong effects of withdrawal, which tend to be painful both mentally and physically.