In The Vitamin Cure for Alcoholism: How to Protect Against and Fight Alcoholism Using Nutrition and Vitamin Supplementation the authors declare that alcoholism is primarily a metabolic disease.
Behavioral and psychological treatment approaches often lack long-term success because they pay little attention to the nutritional needs of alcoholics. Indeed, addressing the physiological and nutritional needs of an individual will make the difference in successful treatment.
Regardless of how drinking started, regardless of whether a person is a heavy drinker or a confirmed alcoholic, high doses of nutrients can stop need and desire for excessive drinking.
Furthermore, these recommended nutrients relieve the depression and anxiety that often accompany alcoholism. The Vitamin Cure for Alcoholism presents research and case studies illustrating the effect of megavitamin therapy. Recommendations for niacin and other vitamins are provided, along with details on dosages, how to take the nutrients, and potential side effects.
Born on a Saskatchewan farm in 1917, Abram Hoffer graduated with a B.S. in agriculture from the University of Saskatchewan in 1938. He also had a Master’s Degree in agricultural chemistry and a Ph.D. in biochemistry. He got his M.D. from the University of Toronto in 1949 and completed psychiatric training in 1954.
His early work led to the use of vitamin B3 in treating schizophrenia and other psychiatric conditions and he demonstrated the effectiveness of niacin as an anticholesterol treatment. Hoffer was involved in the formation of the Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine and has published over 600 reports and articles as well as 30 books.
Authors: Abram Hoffer, Andrew W. Saul
Year of Release: 2011