my best friend growing up is an alcoholic and he's recently had a bad relapse (he was sober for almost 5 months). It's getting scary, and I'm worried he's going to keep getting worse. Since abuse and addiction issues are a frequent topic in here, I was wondering if there are any nootropics, drugs (prescription or not), or foreign pharmaceuticals that you guys know of that are helpful with alcohol dependency? My concern is that at this point he's caused severe trauma to his brain and combined with the guilt, shame and embarrassment---and stress!---he's really in a bad spot and if there are some drugs (ideally non-habit forming ones) that can help heal his brain, I want to figure out a way for his doctors and therapists to at least be aware of them and possibly consider prescribing them for him.
He has pretty severe depression, and he is wary of anti-depressants and anti-anxiety medications, but I'm not sure if he's wary of them because he's mixed them with alcohol in the past. I'm of the opinion that he really needs to focus on building relationships, staying physically active, and forgiving himself, but there are a lot of other things at play here, too. Any advice or experiences members would like to share?
They can be addictive, you'll need a prescription though.
I do know that when I started taking Emoxpine it killed my constant feelings of GOD I need a drink. I helps modulate Gaba levels it's an Antioxidant as well. If you want some nootropicsdepot.com has capsules.
I may be getting a bulk of it soon just not sure if it's a bulk order that I want to keep or if I'll be getting more to sell.
Kratom played a big part in my reduction in alcoholic tendencies as well
You can take it with something like a barbiturate though.
I'd recommend a green and red mix of kratom.
Also alot of people end up using kratom to quit s whole rsnge of substances including alcohol
Was his relapse only one time? Will he withdrawl again? He may not go through withdrawal if he only drank a short while.. But a doxtor will prescribe valium to beat the shakes and seizures... And kratom will help immensly with cravings and depression... People who take nootropics to increase their intelligence end up loosing a need for alcohol in their lives.. I forget where but there was a small study showing many people who started and kept on taking noots quit drinking unintentionally