- Jan 25, 2013
He would be best off allowing his body to reach homeostasis the best it can. Have you dealt with addiction? Jumping to a substance specially one that one that works through a similar pathway can easily bring you back to the original substance or pick up the new drug as your drug of choice.He already has a GABA addiction with alcohol. GABA is a part of the mitigation process of steroid induced calcium toxicity. Alcohol is toxic of itself because of its metabolites, yet GABA itself is not toxic unless conversely the calcium gets to low. You need a balence.
His question and his choice is wiether or not if or if he may not further handle GABA drugs without further instigating his addiction to alcohol.
Thank you for your full confidence. You win. You can have this place to yourself.
My experience with addiction is, (and this is how I like to define addiction to people)... I had an inability to control/stop my use despite wanting/trying to stop. I did not want to use the substances I truly did not, but I was a slave to them.
Honestly stay far away from anything... allow your body/mind to reach homeostasis. Then be careful what you engage in for a while. Again, I don't know how bad the situation was.
But I personally have beat the worst type of drug addiction imaginable and have many years under my belt sober(ish) family and friends consider me sober, AA wouldn't.
But I could have beat it many years prior but I had to figure out what would work for me. AA doesn't work for me. Medication has helped (which I have tapered down below to what the medical industry would consider an effective dosage).
Things are going so well for me at this point so I'm afraid to hop off the couple meds I take to stay clean (so is my wife).
So to an extent I agree with your statement.
I wouldn't shun out meds. But what gaba drug would you suggest for an recovering alcoholic? I can't think of one that would actually beneficial.
You you could try out naltrexone (I hate naltrexone but a friend of mine had a great experience with it), antabuse is another option. I'm sure there are others but gaba-based drugs... nooo