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Alcohol addiction is a serious problem that affects millions of people worldwide. If you or someone you know has an unhealthy attitude towards alcohol, Bach flower remedies can help. In this blog post, we'll discuss three ways that Bach flower remedies can help those with an unhealthy attitude towards alcohol: helping to break the habit, learning from your mistakes, and using alcohol as a crutch for other issues going on.
Bach flower remedies are extracts from flowers that are used to treat a variety of emotional and physical ailments. The remedies are named after Dr. Edward Bach, who developed them in the 1930s. There are 38 different Bach flower remedies, each of which is used to treat a specific issue. For example, the remedy "Impatiens" is used to treat impatience, while "Rescue Remedy" is a general stress reliever. They are natural remedies and are safe and gentle to use to help support emotional wellbeing without side effects. They can also be used alongside existing medications without issue however they do contain a small amount of alcohol so if you’re under currently on Antibuse for alcohol addiction help, these remedies are not for you.
So how can Bach flower remedies help with alcohol addiction or a problematic relationship to alcohol? Let's take a look at three ways:
If you think you’re addicted to alcohol, there may be an underlying reason for this. Here are a few remedies that may help.
At Mindful Remedies we offer the ability to craft your own personalised remedy, choosing up to 7 remedies in a bottle. If any of the remedies below resonate with you, simply click on the buttons below each description to add them to your treatment bottle.
This remedy is for those who hide their worries behind a smile, constantly putting on a brave face pretending like everything is ok when underneath they’re suffering inner torment and struggles. These people appear carefree on the surface and often hate to be alone as when alone they have to face their problems… this is when alcohol or drugs may come into play – as a way of dampening down those difficult feelings again. The Agrimony Bach flower remedy can help with opening up and dealing with emotions rather than pushing them down.
This remedy is for those who have suffered trauma or shock – whether that is a recent trauma or something which happened a long time ago which hasn’t been dealt with. Alcohol addiction can often come as a result of trauma so it's important to address this. The person is often numb and paralysed from sorrow and this remedy will help bring comfort.
People who need Centaury tend to be weak-willed and people pleasers. They’re easily influenced and can’t say no. They give up their own life to serve others which can lead to unhappiness.
If you're trying to break the habit of drinking alcohol, Bach flower remedies can help. It can be difficult to break long-standing habits but here are two remedies that can support the process.
This remedy can help during periods of change, breaking links from the past that may be unhelpful and helping to keep you on your correct life’s path. This remedy can provide stability and consistency as you navigate a period of change and move forward in life. Sometimes this remedy is called the spell breaker – it can help break negative ties which may have kept you spell bound.
Chestnut Bud is the remedy for those who don’t learn from their mistakes and constantly make the same errors in life over and over again. For example, you’ve decided to take a break from alcohol, but you receive a call from a friend asking you to the pub that evening. Instead of turning them down or just going for a soft drink, you end up back on the booze. Or you always say I’ll just have one or two but then you wake up with an enormous hangover having overindulged. This remedy will help you learn from experience and implement the changes necessary to break this cycle of errors.
If you're using alcohol as a crutch to give you confidence or help get over social anxiety, here are a few Bach flower remedies that may help.
You’re shy and timid, possibly fearful or anxious about things… which can lead you to turn to alcohol as a form of Dutch courage. Mimulus can help provide courage without turning to alcohol.
You lack confidence in yourself and your abilities. So much so you often fail to even try something new as you’re convinced you’ll fail. This remedy can help bring confidence in yourself and help you believe in yourself.
You may also want to consider Agrimony in this situation – see above.
You can create a personalised blend of flower remedies through Mindful Remedies. You can choose from any of the 38 original Bach flower remedies and we’ll create your own custom-made bottle and send it to you wherever you are in the world. You can choose up to seven in a bottle. A bottle will last approximately three weeks and after this period you should have felt some of the balancing effects of the remedies if you have taken the correct dosage and selected the right remedies.
A note on alcohol -
As standard, a combination flower remedy blend will include 5ml of organic brandy in a 30ml bottle along with spring water and the stock flower remedies chosen. The combination bottles can be made without the organic brandy which is just there as a preservative however the stock drops do still contain alcohol so it won’t be 100% alcohol free. Most people we work with are ok with a small amount of alcohol as the amount taken per day is minimal (4 drops, 4 times per day.) However, they cannot be taken if you’re on Antibuse or other medication which will react with alcohol.
Bach flower remedies can be an effective treatment for those with an unhealthy attitude towards alcohol. If you or someone you know is struggling with alcoholism, consider seeking out professional help via your GP. You may also want to speak to a qualified Bach flower practitioner who can prescribe the appropriate remedy or remedies. You can book an online appointment with Lucy, founder of Mindful Remedies via the link below –