When I was 25 I had acupuncture to quit smoking. After the treatment, they taped a tiny mustard seed to my ear and told me to press on it if I had a craving. They also gave me a little bottle of peppermint oil to sniff if I felt foggy brained. The peppermint oil was
One thing I noticed is that I have 2 types of craving. The first is psychological – my lizard brain telling me I NEED alcohol – The second is purely physical. An actual physical urge/need to get some alcohol (or more specifically sugar, in the form of alcohol) into my body.
Lots of folks these days, seem fired up about ending the stigma and/or shame of being in recovery, but I still see the labels of “alcoholic” and “addict” tossed about and used by some of the leading voices, and on progressive platforms. I know some things die hard but I’m all for retiring pathological and
In a nutshell, the witching hour is most likely a sign of low blood glucose (hypoglycaemia) rather than some psychological weakness or failing. So, fix the hypoglycemia and the cravings will go away. They do anyway after some time alcohol free, which could be because the hypoglycemia’s been fixed or because the liver has returned to normal, or both.
Have you ever had that discussion with the drinker who can’t understand why on earth you would bother giving up drinking when clearly drinking is the source of all the good things in life? It’s a challenge that I think faces us all at some point. In fact it is something I face all the