How common is alcohol abuse in this country? One in three Americans will suffer from some form of problem with alcohol in their lifetime. In additional to a wide array of alcohol related health issues which may arise, alcoholism can also lead to loss of your job, home, family and friends, and maybe most harmful of all, your dignity.
If you’re faced with an alcohol issue, there are some natural remedies you can try to help alleviate the symptoms.
Featuring antioxidant and anti-flammatory properties, milk thisle has a long history of addressing many different types of ailments. Containing silymarin, which, according to research has been linked to liver repair, milk thisle introduces new cell growth to protect your liver from the harmful effects of drinking.
Good nutrition including consuming C and B complex vitamins and foods rich in calcium, magnesium and potassium will help the body recoup what you may have lost substituting alcohol for a proper diet.
Acupuncture was developed by the Chinese and has been around for centuries. For many alcoholics, this type of treatment has provided relief for their alcohol cravings and withdrawal from drinking.
Kudzu, another form of Chinese medicine has also been said to relieve the intense cravings of those dependent on alcohol.
Managing your stress has long been associated with overcoming alcohol addiction. Research has found that high levels of stress block your ability to achieve recovery and makes treatment much more difficult. Addiction experts believe that meditation and massage are vital to relieving stress.
By no means is the above information a cure-all if you’re alcohol dependent. Drug and alcohol addicts should check in to a detox facility with medical professionals who will provide them the care they need to recover. Harbor Village, a 24/7 medically supervised detox center allows each client to experience detoxification in a luxury, state-of-the art environment. Located in South Florida, clients are welcomed with upscale accommodations including a beautifully furnished suite with television and headphones, 30,000 square feet of outdoor lounge area, spa, salon, massage and acupuncture services, nutritious, gourmet dining and a results proven, individualized plan for recovery. For more information, please call 855-DETOX-00.