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Are there herbal treatment option for curing alcoholism?

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Dr. David Hunter
Psychiatry
6 doctors agree

In brief: No

Most substance abuse experts would state that there is no "cure" for alcoholism except abstinence.
I am unaware of any herbal preparations that help on a reliable basis. There are prescription medications that are fda approved to assist with abstinence from alcohol.

In brief: No

Most substance abuse experts would state that there is no "cure" for alcoholism except abstinence.
I am unaware of any herbal preparations that help on a reliable basis. There are prescription medications that are fda approved to assist with abstinence from alcohol.
Dr. David Hunter
Dr. David Hunter
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Herbs/alcohol

There are safe & well-studied herbs for many conditions, although to my knowledge, no one exists for alcoholism per se.

In brief: Herbs/alcohol

There are safe & well-studied herbs for many conditions, although to my knowledge, no one exists for alcoholism per se.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Kevin Passer
Pediatrics - Psychiatry

In brief: Not reliably

Some folks believe that if they take an "herb" or something "natural, " that translates into the substance being safe.
Nothing could be further from the truth. All herbs are not safe. Many plant derived substances are in fact poisonous. Medications which are fda approved have been tested and proven to be both safe and effective. Herbs at health food stores aren't proven to be safe or effective.

In brief: Not reliably

Some folks believe that if they take an "herb" or something "natural, " that translates into the substance being safe.
Nothing could be further from the truth. All herbs are not safe. Many plant derived substances are in fact poisonous. Medications which are fda approved have been tested and proven to be both safe and effective. Herbs at health food stores aren't proven to be safe or effective.
Dr. Kevin Passer
Dr. Kevin Passer
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Actually some herbs ARE shown to be both safe and effective for some conditions -- but not for alcoholism as far as I know.
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