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    Herbal Products to help with Alcoholism
    Anon_26976 posted:
    I need to stop drinking.

    Any suggestions on herbal supplements / vitamins that may help me detox safely.

    Not drinking is not the problem. However, my one drink turns in to too many very fast. If I dont have that first drink, I dont have a problem.

    Thank you in advance.
    Betty Ford Center
    Harry L Haroutunian, MD responded:
    If you feel that one drink turns into too many too fast and that after you have had the first the drink the outcome is quite unpredictable, you are facing a dilemma familiar to many alcoholics.

    I am not labeling you an alcoholic; that is a self-revelation that only you can make. What I am saying is that since you are asking about herbal products, you feel a need to be detoxified, which should be done safely.

    A medically assisted detoxification can be done by a good addictionologist, and a knowledgeable primary care physician could help you find this sort of specialist.

    Detoxification should be based on the amount and length of time that you have been drinking. Some levels of detoxification require medication to prevent seizures, so this is not something you should be doing alone. The initiation of the surrender that is required to recover from alcohol dependence is done outside of isolation, and it is done with help in a loving and caring manner.

    Make sure that you do not deprive yourself of these fundamental and essential elements of a safe detoxification and the opportunity of an initiation of a recovery program which it affords,

    God Bless you, and good luck.

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