Detoxing from alcohol can be very dangerous. This is something that I want to make very clear. I am not a doctor. I am a journalist, researcher, consultant, and former alcoholic. I am merely trying to give information about how to stop alcoholism that I’ve discovered to be the most effective.
It is important to realize that withdrawal from alcohol can often be life threatening. So it is strongly advised that you seek medical council prior to withdrawing from the alcohol. Once you’ve completed a detox program, then you’ll be ready to begin my online protocol for addressing and fixing the root cause and problem of alcoholism.
If you’re able to quit drinking on your own without the need of a medical detox facility, that’s great. You can now proceed to the “Getting Started” section and begin the process of healing. The protocols have been very carefully researched and written to give you the best chance of correcting your biochemistry. Please be sure to carefully follow each phase and do them as completely as possible.
However, if you find yourself suffering severe withdrawal symptoms after you stop drinking alcohol, get medical help immediately. Most areas and communities have detox facilities that specialize in treating the withdrawal from alcohol. Once you have successfully detoxified from the alcohol, then you can begin the all natural approach to stop alcoholism.
Here are some tips and suggestions I’d like to give you If you need to go into a treatment center for detox:
- Try to take as little medication as possible and get off it as quickly as possible : The detox center will most likely want to put you on Valium or Librium in order to help with the withdrawal symptoms. This is fine and in acute cases may be very necessary. However, you’ll want to get off of these drugs as soon as possible in order to start your real recovery.
- Take all counseling with a grain of salt : The detox center might assign you to a counselor and have you attend group meetings as part of their program. They’re done this because they believe that this is the best way to treat your problem. Understand that these counselors have most likely only been trained in the older, outdated, and ineffective techniques. Their arguments will seem very convincing. Don’t object, just go along with it and maybe you’ll find that you actually enjoy it and can get something out of it. In any case, be mindful that while you’re sitting there listening and sharing that there is a nutritional approach waiting for you when you get done with the detox.
- Avoid the sugary and simple carbohydrates temptations : During an inpatient detox, you’re often bombarded with all sorts of unhealthy foods. Resist the temptation to eat sugar or processed cards to stave off any cravings. Using sugar and food as a substitute for alcohol is a prescription for relapse, so avoid it.
- Go with the flow knowing that you have found a real solution : My advice is to do what you’re told to the best of your abilities while in the counseling or group sessions. However, immediately after you get done, proceed with a nutritional approach for alcoholism either independently or in conjunction with any other treatment that you choose. It is critical that you address the physical addiction, not just the mental preoccupation of alcohol.
I’m so glad you’re taking this step. Once you get through the detox process, the rewards are going to amaze you. You’re going to feel better than you have in years and I’m going to show you ways to eliminate cravings, depression, and any other side effects from stopping drinking.
In the meantime, continue to learn more about the real cause of alcoholism and the natural cures that are available. This kind of research and education is extremely important in laying a foundation for your future recovery.