Detoxing at home is possible, but is generally not recommended for a variety of reasons. First, its success or failure is highly dependent on one’s level of substance abuse and environment. Those who attempt to stop abusing addictive drugs or alcohol often experience strong cravings, as well as extremely uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms.
These can range from mild anxiety to severe paranoia and hallucinations, depending on the substance and the severity of abuse. For this reason, home detox is only recommended when one has a mild substance abuse disorder. Even then, it can fail due to a number of other factors. In cases of substance use disorders, medical drug detoxification is strongly recommended.