One of the absolute WORST symptoms of alcohol withdrawal is anxiety. The word “anxiety” doesn’t do justice to the sense of impending doom, cold sweats, and shakes that too many of us are familiar with.
During post-acute withdrawal, anxiety often creeps up out of the blue and causes panic attacks and even relapse.
So in this video, I discuss seven of my favorite supplements for reducing anxiety caused by alcohol withdrawal or even post-acute withdrawal.
I did not have the benefit of this knowledge before I quit drinking. I discovered many of these remedies during post-acute withdrawal, and I used them to help me ward off anxiety and thereby prevent relapse.
Here are the seven supplements that you will learn in detail about in this video:
- Valerian Root
- CBD Oil
- Amino Acids – L-theanine, L-glutamine, L-tryptophan, and others
You can watch the video here:
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Many supplements that work for anxiety also work for insomnia. If you’ve struggled with alcohol withdrawal, you probably know from experience that anxiety and insomnia go hand in hand.
The majority of the compounds discussed in this video are available in one supplement called Sleep Support.
Ever since I wrote a review of OTC sleep aids and recommended Sleep Support (which is made by the same company that designed Calm Support), I’ve started receiving emails from people raving about this product for sleep – and anxiety. I absolutely love this product.
To benefit from the supplements I discuss in this video, you could try some CBD oil (link is to a non-THC brand I’ve had good results with), make yourself a big pitcher of chamomile tea, and take Sleep Support before bed.
(One thing I didn’t mention in the video is that I’ve only tried non-THC CBD oil. In many states including mine, THC is illegal – plus, I’ve noticed that THC tends to make anxiety worse for a lot of people.)
Reducing anxiety after beating alcohol withdrawal is awesome, but it’s just one of a series of improvements toward rewiring your brain and improving your quality of life.
In order to really conquer addiction forever, there are more pieces of the puzzle that you need to get right:
- Further supplementation
- Relapse prevention
- Diet improvements
- Exercise regimen
- Mental strategies
- Maximizing Support
- Medications (for some people)
A fantastic way to make sure you’re covering all of these bases is to enroll in Total Alcohol Recovery 2.0 and design your own custom recovery plan.
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If you have any questions about alcohol withdrawal anxiety, feel free to leave them in the comment box below.