Binge drinking and depression go together. Whether a person first began drinking in order to deal with their depression or developed depression after they started binge drinking, their treatment should be the same: a path of therapeutic intervention based on their current struggles as they strive for sobriety and move toward a brighter future.
Evening primrose oil (EPO) is primarily used to treat skin conditions. It helps alleviate itchiness caused by dermatitis & eczema. The oil, gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), is an omega-6 essential fatty acid that is hard to come by in the diet. The brain is prompted by GLA to make a specific kind of prostaglandin which can work to prevent alcohol withdrawal symptoms, seizures & depression by indirectly protecting the nervous system & the liver. Using EPO daily can help lower BP & cholesterol…
The 3 C's of "Al-Anon". This principle applies to many of life's curveballs. For example, I developed Myasthenia Gravis, a rare auto-immune neuromuscular disease 12 yrs ago. To help me cope with living with an incurable disease like MG, I have applied The 3 C's to my daily life & affirmations.
Dupuytren contracture. A slow progressive contracture of the palmar fascia causing flexion of the 4 & 5th fingers; results from inherited autosomal dominant trait; occurs most often in men >50 yo, of Scandinavian or Celtic descent, and is associated c diabetes, gout, arthritis & alcoholism
"We have been missionaries for over 6 years to a people who have been and continue to be destroyed by alcohol. NOW, WHENEVER WE SEE ALCOHOL, WE ONLY SEE THE DESTRUCTION IT CAUSES: Today, 3 children had to be taken away from their parents because of alcoholism: the mother is a registered nurse; the father served in the army."