Is there an over-the-counter treatment for alcohol withdrawal?

This is up to YOU. There is no easy treatment for alcoholism. This disease is more common than you think. The first step towards recovery is as simple as you deciding you are ready. Seek help, support, and camaraderie from others (who have been there) in a group, such as aa. If 12 steps are not for you there are plenty of other options (save our selves, lifering, women for sobriety). Make the call, and good luck!

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Could taking over-the-counter GABA tablets aid with alcohol withdrawal symptoms?

What's in them. The problem with OTC supplements is that there are no FDA requirements. One does not know exactly what is in them nor how much. It may possibly help, but who knows. If you are buying them at a pharmacy, ask the pharmacist. S/he may know. Read more...

What is the recommended dose of Valium per day for severe alcohol withdrawal? And how long should this treatment last usually?

Detox from alcohol. I think there are other drugs used for alcohol withdrawal. The benzos, especially valium is considered to be just another pill form of alcohol and are not a good fit for someone trying to get sober. I would hope you are in a medical setting and not attempting this at home. Read more...

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for alcohol withdrawal syndrome?

Careful!! Alcohol withdrawal can be fatal. You need to be monitored by a physician, in the er or outpatient or in a detox. Read more...
Many. Many drugs are used to help with alcohol dependency. Naltrexone, varenicline, clonidine, disulfiram, diazepam are useful medications to be used only under a doctor's direction. Dr ulrich is quite correct in recommending expert care in dealing with alcohol withdrawal. 12 step programs, counseling w/ an alcohol/drug expert, and consulting your doctor are the best ways to deal with alcohol problems. Read more...
Support. Once you detox and are sober, you need to join a support group. Alcoholics anonymous and celebrate recovery are two excellent organizations that help people deal with alcohol addiction. I would suggest making arrangements to join a group as you are planning your entry into detox. They might be able to visit you in the detox center and help with your transition to home as well. Read more...
Anticraving. While in detox you will get Valium , thiamine and other adjuvant medications upon going home support groups are essential, and follow up with your addictionologist. Options include topamax, (topiramate) campral, vivitrol and anxilolytic medications we prefer non benzodiazepine anti anxiety medications. Always ask what is best for you. Read more...
Sedatives. For the most part, two classes of medications are used to manage alcohol withdrawal symptoms. The first is called sedative/hypnotics such as valium, Librium or ativan (lorazepam). The second is anticonvulsants or anti-seizure medications. Sometimes both are needed in severe cases in order to safely detox someone from alcohol. Such treatment generally takes about four days. You shouldn't try it yourself. Read more...

Are there any over-the-counter pills to help with alcohol withdrawl symptoms?

No. It is difficult to predict the severity of alcohol withdrawal syndrome. It may cause increase of heart rate, blood pressure, sweating, confusion, and even hallucinations and seizures. Many patients do not need to be in a hospital, but they need good medical treatment. This is even more important in older people (sorry, more than 40 year old) with other problems, such as hypertension, diabetes, etc. Read more...