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ADDICTION: compulsive physiological need for and use of a habit-forming substance (as heroin, nicotine, or alcohol) characterized by tolerance and by well-defined physiological symptoms upon withdrawal; broadly: persistent compulsive use of a substance known by the user to be physically, psychologically, or socially harmful.

ALCOHOLISM:
1. continued excessive or compusive use of alcoholic drinks.

2. a: poisoning by alcohol.  b: a chronic progressive potentially fatal psychological and nutritional disorder associated with excessive and usually compulsive drinking of ethanol and characaterized by frequent intoxication leading to dependence on or addiction to the substance, impairment of the ability to work and socialize, destructive behaviors (as drunken driving), tissue damage (as cirrhosis of the liver), and severe withdrawal symptoms upon detoxification.

STANDARD TREATMENT is a drug called Anabuse.  It works as a deterrent by making you violently ill if you ingest alcohol in any form.  One downside is that you can have a severe reaction if you accidently drink alcohol, for example, in cough syrup.

SUGGESTION: ALCOHOLICS SHOULD USE HOMEOPATHIC SOLUTIONS IN A WATER BASE (RATHER THAN ALCOHOL).

NATURAL ALTERNATIVES: an herbal remedy called Kudzu and a homeopathic remedy called Nux vomica work remarkably well in quelling alcoholic tendencies without side effects according to Dr. Lynne Walker in The Alternative Pharmacy.
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For temporary relief of symptoms such as dizziness, burning throat, chest congestion, chills, cough, fatigue, rash, itching, headache, poor memory, shortness of breath, chest tightness, and wheezing. For temporary relief of symptoms related to miasmic conditions including skin rashes, itching, dry coughs, warts.
   
 
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