Are you an alcoholic? Families have been destroyed when a person has an addiction to alcohol. There is nothing wrong with drinking alcohol, but in moderation or on certain occasions. If you feel the NEED to drink then unfortunately you in fact have a problem, and need to re-evaluate your priorities. You can say a person is addicted to alcohol when the drinking level starts affecting the physical health, mental health, social interaction, family responsibilities, or occupation demands. There are various symptoms of alcohol addiction; some of the common symptoms are anxiety, neglecting family life, having an irresponsible attitude towards work, and confused minds.

Ways to treat alcohol cravings People with alcohol addiction should be treated with sympathy and understanding because it is a hard road to stray from. It is very important to realize the disastrous effect alcohol abuse is having on your life and those in your family. A positive picture should be focused on, one which shows the advantages of life without having the need to abuse alcohol. The purpose is to get a treatment program to help get your life back on track. If you experience withdrawal symptoms, and this is why you choose to not quit your habit then consider this treatment. Withdrawal symptoms include: sick, trembling, sweating, or have cravings for alcohol. Using the the following herbal tinctures can  help prevent withdrawal symptoms:

Licorice Root: 15 to 30 drops 3 times daily. And millet extract greatly reduces the damage that alcohol does to the body.

Craving Stop: St0ps cravings for alcohol, drugs, and tobacco.

Kudzu-Minimize the craving for alcohol drinking. Kudzu contains a chemical compound called daidzin.

Goldenseal Root– Helps to fight alcohol sugar cravings, by killing the bacteria candida, that overpopulate in the intestine which may be the cause of alcohol sugar cravings.

Hops- Proven successful in lowering the want for alcohol, soothing on the nerves, relieving such problems as muscle spasms, toning up the liver and gallbladder, and cleaning out the liver of harmful toxins.

St. johns WartMay decrease alcohol intake and help with depression related drinking.

Milk thistle Rich in the antioxidant silymarin, is often touted as a means of restoring liver health and protecting against alcohol-induced liver damage.

Reishi Mushrooms Have been used as a tonic to prevent “fatty-liver” and cirrhosis due to alcohol abuse. Recovery is a gradual process, and takes time and determination to actually work. Treatment will get you on the road to recovery. It is easier said than done obviously, but it is not impossible! Anything you set your heart and mind to you can accomplish! You can try reducing the amount of alcohol consumption day by day gradually, and also try the above methods, but if you don’t want to quit it just makes it that much harder. Don’t quit for others because they want you to. Quit because its something you want, and realize it is something you need to do for your body. The addiction may be a problem for the people around you, but YOU are the one who ultimately pays the price, and YOUR body is the one that is affected.

Make Life Style Changes: 

Why you should not want to drink!

  • Generates sleeping problems.
  • Interferes with the brain’s communication pathways, and can affect the way the brain looks and works.
  • Creates memory loss.
  • Can cause Cardiomyopathy – Stretching and drooping of heart muscle and Arrhythmias – Irregular heart beat
  • Causes chronic digestive problems, fatigue, shakiness, strokes, high blood pressure
  • The pancreas can produce toxic substances which eventually lead to pancreatitis – a dangerous inflammation and swelling of the blood vessels in the pancreas that prevents proper digestion.
  • Changes your appearance and personality
  • Increases chance of getting cancer in the mouth, throat, liver, breasts, and esophagus.
  • Takes a toll on the liver, and can lead to a variety of problems and liver inflammations including: Steatosis – fatty liver, Alcoholic hepatitis, Fibrosis, and Cirrhosis.

None of the above facts are beneficial. They only cause harm and pain so is it really worth it? Take advantage of the options you can take to having a better and healthy future before it is too late.

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