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Old 01-13-2010, 11:44 AM
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hypnotherapy or herbal remedies? any success

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Been mulling over various options to help me quit
I have a herb Kudzu? has anyone tried this I have not taken it regularly yet?
Also anyone tried hypnotherapy ? I know people who swear by it for helping them quit cigarettes but wondered if any success with alcohol abstaining
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Old 01-13-2010, 11:57 AM
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Hi Daphne,

I have no experience with Kudzu or hynotherapy, but I hope they work for you.

My feeling is, recovery is a 'from the inside out' kind of a thing, so I'm not sure if those things would help. Alcoholism is the symptom and it's necessary to deal with the underlying causes as well.

I have found that B vitamins are very helpful.
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Hi Daphne,

I have no experience with Kudzu or hynotherapy, but I hope they work for you.

My feeling is, recovery is a 'from the inside out' kind of a thing, so I'm not sure if those things would help. Alcoholism is the symptom and it's necessary to deal with the underlying causes as well.

I have found that B vitamins are very helpful.
Hi anna
Yeh i agree I have referred myself for counselling to tackle the inside stuff. Thinking about alternatives that could work whilst I am waiting
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I used hypnosis for help in quitting smoking. The only thing I got out of it was to NEVER touch a cigarette again. If you don't pick it up it won't end up in your mouth. I think we could say the same thing about alcohol. If you don't pick it up..it won't end up in your mouth! Just a thought.
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That's interesting LTT.

Daphne, I had been wondering the same thing. I ordered Kudzu (cheaper online) only because it is said to help curb the urge. I am hoping it will be a good compliment to AA (which I hope to start today) and NOT drinking at home. That's my big prob- I drink even if I am not out. It's been a couple of days. I will report back after I have tried the Kudzu.
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Old 01-13-2010, 01:13 PM
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i'll watch for an update about the kudzu -- i've read about it but never saw the herb in a store

we live in the southern us & kudzu grows like crazy around here -- it's all we can do to keep it in control -- i don't know if you could do anything with the actual plant
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I've never tried either method Daphne.
I too believe recovery is an 'inside job' so I think the counselling is a good idea

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