How to Stop Alcoholism

This is a mission of finding the truth about how to stop alcoholism.  To me, “alcoholism” is just a made-up word to label yet another made-up thing for us to be afraid of and others to profit from.  It is really not accurate to label a person who struggles with alcohol an alcoholic.

The truth would shock most people.  After years of being told that alcoholics are “powerless”, it goes against the grain to insinuate the opposite.  In fact, the latest research has concluded that alcoholism is a metabolic disorder, not a disease.  We know that root of the cause lies in the brain chemistry and it stems from the physiological craving for alcohol, not due to any particular psychological problem.

“A new idea is first condemned as ridiculous and then dismissed as trivial, until finally, it becomes what everybody knows.”

William James (1842-1910) American philosopher and psychologist


The Physiological Cause

I finally learned the basic cause of alcoholism and how to stop “it”.  But before that happened, I struggled for years with what I was told to be a disease.  After over 20 years of believing this myth, I found the truth.  The disease I was told to believe in was simply intended to convince me that I needed ongoing support and treatment to survive.

You don’t have to be a victim of this false belief anymore.  The answer is right at your fingertips.  Just choose to believe that maybe there is a better way than the over 80-year-old treatment we have come to rely upon.  Turns out this “program” is painfully unsuccessful, yet fed to us as the best way to “recover”.  At the end of the day, it really only creates a revolving door of recovery programs.

Rather than beating yourself up, it is refreshing to understand that the main culprit behind anyone struggling with alcohol is  physical, not mental.  Traditional treatment programs do not adequately address this concept even though scientific evidence has proven it.  If you want to discover how to stop alcoholism, we need to look at the health of the neurotransmitters of the brain.  We need also to look at the fact that almost all alcoholics suffer from the blood-sugar disorder of hypoglycemia.

In nearly all cases of alcohol abuse, the drinking is started and perpetuated by a physical craving (not a mental obsession).  This is the result of a chemical imbalance largely stemming from factors related to improper diet and nutrition.  By correcting the imbalance and maintaining the proper regime of healthy living, anyone can correct and stabilize the body.  Defects of character have virtually nothing to do with this…you are NOT powerless!


Stop Alcohol Cravings – Diet and Nutrition

In order to stop alcoholism, the main goal is to stop alcohol cravings.  This is a process, not an event.  This is because most people have been drinking for quite some time before they notice a problem and want to do something about it.  The neurotransmitters of the brain are probable all out of whack and need a lot of TLC at first when getting started.  In the first few weeks, an aggressive approach toward re-nourishing the brain and body is usually required.  Following are some of the key nutrients which will help in this endeavor.

One’s diet is also a key factor in reducing alcohol cravings.  The fact that sugar is also a drug and must be limited is a huge part of how to stop alcoholism.  Since most alcoholics are hypoglycemic, controlling blood-sugar is of vital importance.  The more we feed ourselves with glucose in the form of sugar and alcohol, the more our insulin levels spike.  This causes the overwhelming craving that so-called alcoholics almost unanimously claim to be their main problem.

A proper diet also takes into consideration:

In all of this, reading labels is critical.  It is the only real way to discover what is actually in the food products you are ingesting.  A great model to look at for the best way to eat is to use Dr. Joel Fuhrman’s Nutritarian Pyramid.  Using this approach, you can not only help stop alcoholism, but also look and feel great.


How to Stop Alcoholism – Getting Started

If you’re ready to get started in the right direction, read through this section to discover the 4 phases you can follow.  As mentioned earlier, the journey to health and sobriety is a process, not an event.  You can do this in the comfort of your own home.

Phase 1 covers the suggested diet that everyone can benefit from, not just so-called alcoholics.  Over the years, we have become accustomed to accepting poor eating habits.  Everywhere we turn, the mainstream media brainwashes us with advertising that promotes bad health.  In a capitalistic society, the rule is supply and demand.  For too many years, we have created a demand for fast and cheap food.  Business has answered the call.  It is only recently through the information age that people are shifting to a healthier lifestyle.

Phase 2 gives a detailed plan of the nutritional protocol for the first four weeks.  This should be started at the same as the first phase.  In it, you will be aggressively supplementing your body and brain with the nutrients they need to begin the restoration process.  Most of these taper off over time.

Phase 3 gives a detailed plan of the nutritional protocol for the second four weeks.  You will continue with the suggested diet as you implement this phase.

Phase 4 discusses the ongoing diet and nutrition guidelines especially taylored toward the person who has a metabolism which is conducive to alcohol addiction.  Mind you, I use “alcohol addiction” loosely here because the root problem is sugar and hypoglycemia.  Further, since virtually everyone can benefit from this diet, it is simply eating the way nature intended.


Conclusion – The Truth Will Set You Free – A New 12 Steps

So, take the time to learn the truth about “alcoholism” – it is simple.  In fact, several doctors have written about this and they are relatively easy to implement.  You can learn how to stop alcoholism with the right approach… And, you don’t have to go to meetings or buy into the “powerlessness” concept.

Here are the steps I took which worked for me:

  1. I admitted and discovered that I am NOT powerless since alcoholism is not a disease.
  2. Came to believe that I was not insane but had a biochemical, metabolic disorder which could be resolved.
  3. Made a decision to find the true cause of alcoholism and the reasons people encounter severe alcohol cravings.
  4. Made a searching and fearless inventory of the proven ways to stop alcohol cravings.
  5. Admitted to God, myself, and to everyone I possibly could the exact nature of this affliction.
  6. Was entirely ready to courageously accept the criticism I would receive from the medical establishment, AA and 12 step proponents, and those who refuse to accept a change in thinking.
  7. Humbly asked everyone struggling with alcohol to learn how diet and nutrition were the most important keys to success.
  8. Made a list of all parties involved in misleading the public via the “business” of alcohol addiction treatment and became willing to expose them.
  9. Made no amends to such people and organizations who willfully mislead me and millions of others.
  10. Continued to take an inventory of new discoveries that could help all those who are struggling with alcohol.
  11. Sought through prayer and meditation to improve my conscious contact with God, my overall well-being and the management of my life.
  12. Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, I tried to carry this message to everyone struggling with alcohol and to practice these principles in all my affairs.

Let’s face it, you can’t use talk therapy or your mind to control a physical craving.  This isn’t saying that alcoholism is not psychological as well – but it’s a much smaller part than what we are currently led to believe.

To find the truth, I am asking you to go just a little further… read on through the blogs and pages of this website and “more will be revealed”!

Also, check out these resources:

Seven Weeks to Sobriety: The Proven Program to Fight Alcoholism through Nutrition

Alcoholism: The Cause & The Cure

The Vitamin Cure for Alcoholism: Orthomolecular Treatment of Addictions

I welcome your comments – they are greatly appreciated!

But before you say anything, remember what Albert Einstein said…

“Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds. The mediocre mind is incapable of understanding the man who refuses to bow blindly to conventional prejudices and chooses instead to express his opinions courageously and honestly.”


AN IMPORTANT NOTE:  This page and website is not in any way offered as prescription, diagnosis nor treatment for any disease, illness, infirmity or physical condition.  Any form of self-treatment or alternative health program necessarily must involve an individual’s acceptance of some risk, and no one should assume otherwise.  Persons needing medical care should obtain it from a physician.  Consult your doctor before making any health decision.


9 comments on How to Stop Alcoholism

  1. It’s so difficult. I feel better when I drink. I just don’t understand it. It’s like when I go through a rough state or good it’s like I have to go drink to make things better. It’s crazy and wish it was that easy to just stop when I have a bar in every corner

    1. I understand how you feel better when you drink. I did too! This is because our metabolism is different and alcohol is a way of self-medicating it. Unfortunately, if you are like me and hypoglycemic, drinking alcohol turns into a snowball effect and gets more problematic over time. Daily drinking to feel “normal” eventually leads to terrible consequences in the long term.

      Most alcoholics are hypoglycemic…that is, the pancreas produces too much insulin (the opposite of a diabetic). When this occurs, the body starts to crave alcohol for the overabundance of insulin to take care of.

      It is a good idea to get test for this. A Five Hour Blood Glucose test could confirm the condition. If you are hypoglycemic, you will want to change to the proper diet (hypoglycemic diet) which is basically very low processed sugar and simple carbohydrates.

      Best wishes with the challenges you have. But remember, you don’t have to be “in recovery” your whole life. You can actually be delivered and set free. Other than addressing just the body, we still need to take care of the mind and the soul. I will be posting more about out this soon…

  2. Great to see someone else is not sold on the lie that, Alcoholism is a disease. I was amazed at how quickly the “thought” of drinking left my mind when I started taking the recommended vitamins and changed my diet.
    I’m not sure if it’s appropriate to mention another source, there is a book called “rational RECOVERY” Jack Trimpey. I also for this very helpful in debunking the nonsense that Insurance companies and rehab managements have been force feeding the public, that addition is a disease and you cant do it alone.
    Thank you, I don’t feel like a failure anymore.

  3. I am just learning about the major role nutrition plays in addiction. Interesting that Bill Williams used these nutritional concepts to reach sobriety!!! And interesting that they are NOT mentioned in AA. Thank you for the information! I have hope and joy again.

    1. Keep learning…the truth will set you free!

      As far as Bill Wilson and AA, you can find a great book one of his doctors wrote called “The Vitamin Cure for Alcoholism” by Dr. Abram Hoffer.

      Me personal favorite is “Seven Weeks to Sobriety” by Joan Mathews.

    1. I am so glad I went back to read your comment. It brings tears to my eyes to know that I helped someone…

      Thanks so much for your love and candor…

      All the Best and God Bless

  4. Today marks 6 months to the day that I have not drank. I never thought I would see this day. I feel normal without drinking. The supplements, the recommended books, you tube, remembering to feel who I used to be, are what got me through the first rough 2 months. I devoured these things morning and night. Instead of thinking about drinking, I over indulged my mind on books, you tube, and reading about supplements and brain chemistry. I still take a lot of supplements, but I rarely want to drink now. I found this site 2 days after I resolved to stop. Thank you so much!!

  5. Christina, you are awesome!

    Way to go… If you ever need anything or any help, let me know…

    Thank you for helping me…

    All the Best and God Bless…


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