Homeopathic Remedies For Alcohol Withdrawal

Alcohol abuse is a common condition found in general practice; A recent survey in my own practice has shown prevalence amongst the 18-55 age groups of 8.5% who have at some point have had problem drinking. The practice is situated in the West of Scotland where there is a tradition of heavy drinking. There is also wide scale deprivation (Jarmann index +2.67) and is the second most deprived in the county. It is not surprising that this problem causes many physical and psychological problems. These, in turn present in our consulting rooms .

However the conventional treatments available are limited in their scope there is also difficulty in getting the patient to recognise the problem, act on the advice given and maintaining the lifestyle necessary
Evens with these constraints have you the right temperament to treat this difficult group of patients.

Arsenicum album

Arsenicum album is given to patients who are detoxing from alcohol and who are suffering anxiety and compulsiveness, according to the University of Maryland. The patient may also be experiencing nausea, vomiting and/or diarrhea. Patients who feel exhausted and cold, yet seem unable to keep still, relax, or stop obsessing over small details may also benefit from this remedy.

Nux vomica

Nux vomica is also used to treat patients whose alcohol withdrawal has left them with nausea, vomiting or bowel discomforts, according to the University of Maryland. However, rather than treating patients who are experiencing restlessness or obsessive-compulsive behaviors, nux vomica is indicated for patients who are over-sensitive to light, touch, and sound. These patients may also be over-sensitive emotionally as well, erupting angrily at the slightest comment, according to HealthNotes.


Staphysagria is helpful in treating people who turned to alcohol to suppress their emotions, according to HealthNotes. Patients who are helped by staphysagria often seem mild-mannered and accommodating, but they may be harboring deep anger, possibly due to abuse or neglect in childhood. When they can no longer resort to alcohol to help them suppress their feelings, they may start acting out by starting arguments or throwing things. Staphysagria is intended to help these patients deal with their emotions while the alcohol works its way out of their systems.

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