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What is it?
This is one of the most common forms of addiction. The symptoms are a continual craving for alcohol. As the illness develops, one needs to drink more to get the same effect. Alcoholism develops slowly over years of steadily increasing consumption. Later the system becomes dependant on alcohol and, if one cannot get it, one suffers withdrawal symptoms such as feverishness and tremors accompanied by hallucinations. There may be vitamin defiencies if meals are neglected.
Craving for alcohol, alcohol dependency, feverishness, tremors, hallucinations.
Conventional Practice:
Doctors may recommend aversion therapy, using a drug which makes you violently ill if you drink anything alcoholic. Forms of psychotherapy, including behavioural therapy and group therapy are also recommended.
Alternative Treatments:
  Somewhere between wakefulness and sleep is the state of consciousness that hypnotherapists use to try and improve a persons health. More Info
  Herbal Medicine
  The medicinal use of herbs is said to be as old as mankind itself. Tribes still use their traditional knowledge of plant and their healing properties passed on from generation to generation. The armies of slave workers who laboured to build the Egyptian pyramids took a daily ration of garlic to ward off the pestilential fevers and infections that were rife at the time. More Info
  Naturopathy has concentrated on helping the body to cure itself. It aims to do this by means of various therapies, chiropractic, diets and dieting, exercise, hydrotherapy, massage, osteopathy, relaxation and breathing, and yoga. It also encourages people to think positively in terms of good health. More Info

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