Best Home Remedies to Cure Alcohol Addiction Fast!


What is a natural or home treatment for alcoholism that works quickly and takes the cravings away? My partner is trying to quit but the withdrawal symptoms keep getting the better of him. Thank you for your help.


When you first try to quit something addictive (alcohol, cigarettes, caffeine, drugs, etc) there will always be a period in the beginning where the body goes through a withdrawal phase. It's become accustomed to this substance and now it's been taken away. However, this usually doesn't last very long, but the "craving" period can be quite awful and difficult to go through.

Thankfully, there are some natural remedies and ways that will not only curb these withdrawals, but will also curb the urge to want to consume alcohol in the future. In fact, one natural treatment in particular is so effective, it works 9 out of 10 times on the first go! And if you continue to drink it every day, the urge to go back to alcohol will be gone... it really does work that well.

So here's our top 6 home remedies for alcohol withdrawal and addiction. Be sure to use them all together in combination for maximum "bang for your buck" effect...

Home Remedy for Alcohol Addiction #1... Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV): This should definitely be your first choice and go to remedy. When you drink alcohol, the body converts it into sugar. Obviously, when you quit drinking you don't get this carbohydrate or sugar rush (remember sugar is also addictive) so your blood sugar level plummets. And low blood sugar is the #1 cause of alcohol cravings and withdrawal symptoms!

So to keep the cravings away, you must keep your blood sugar levels stable. That's what the apple cider vinegar does. It normalizes your blood sugar levels pretty much straight away, and will continue to do this for 3-5 hours afterwards. This is why ACV is a common and very effective treatment for diabetes.

Apple cider vinegar also gives a bit of a burn in the throat when you drink it. Many alcoholics say they miss this "burn" when they quit so the ACV helps to alleviate this problem as well. In addition, apple cider vinegar kills yeast fungus in the body - another major cause of alcoholism and alcohol cravings.

And finally, not only is ACV a powerful remedy for alcohol addiction, it's also extremely good for you and will help with any health problems you may be suffering with!

So first off, you must make sure that you purchase the right type of apple cider vinegar for this remedy to work. ONLY buy the raw organic ACV with the "mother" apple (such as this one). This is 100% crucial. Mix a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar in a glass of warm filtered water and drink down. Do this 3 times each day, particularly first thing in the morning and last thing at night, and/or when you're most prone to your alcohol cravings. Also, whenever you do happen to feel a craving or any withdrawal symptoms coming on, mix up a glass of ACV and drink up!

Natural Remedy for Alcohol Addiction #2... Kudzu: Kudzu has been used historically in China to regulate/reduce alcohol consumption and the subsequent side effects. This herb has actually been proven in studies to reduce alcohol cravings. A 2013 study published in the Psychopharmacology journal found that standardized kudzu extract helped participants to reduce their withdrawal symptoms, and in turn, cut down on alcohol consumption.

You can purchase kudzu extract from most health food/herbal stores or online. Take between 2500-3000 mg's per day in divided dosages for two to three months before ceasing.

Natural Cure for Alcohol Addiction #3... Niacin: This essential nutrient is also known as vitamin B3, nicotinic acid and vitamin PP. It also comes in the amide forms nicotinamide and inositol hexanicotinate. Dr. Abram Hoffer and others, including Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) co-founder, Bill Wilson, began experimenting with high doses of vitamin B3 to treat high cholesterol, schizophrenia and alcoholism as early as the 1950s with amazing success.

Dr Hoffer said in one transcript...

“I have been able to bring many alcoholics with severe tremor
out of the tremor very quickly by giving them one gram of nicotinic acid only, by mouth. This has helped several alcoholics to terminate a severe alcoholic bout”.

He also spoke about Bill Wilson's success with niacin for treating alcohol addiction...

“Bill understood it first hand, for even though he had been abstinent for many years, he was still unwell. He suffered from immense anxiety, tension, and fatigue, but was able to function in spite of what might have been disabling. After taking 3 grams of niacin daily for two weeks, his symptoms vanished and he remained free of addiction. This was a peak experience that he never forgot. He became determined to give as many AA members as possible the benefit of the same healing vitamin”.

If your brain is producing feel-good neurotransmitters naturally (which is what niacin makes the brain do), you'll find yourself on a natural high and feeling good with or without an alcoholic drink. Why? Because there's no cravings for alcohol and no desire to drink when you're brain is in this "feel good" state of mind. If you were to have a drink, it wouldn't give you that much needed relief from the psychological or nagging physical symptoms because the root cause of your symptoms - the brain’s inability to produce sufficient amounts of "feel good" neurotransmitters - has already been corrected by the niacin!

Dr. Abram Hoffer and Bill Wilson recommend 3,000 mgs of niacin taken daily in divided amounts (1,000 mg's 3 times throughout the day) to cure alcohol addiction. Just be aware that niacin can cause flushing of the skin when you first start taking it so be sure to go with one of the "no flush" niacin supplements so this doesn't affect you. Here's what you should be looking for... Niacin Flush Free.

For more information on this remarkable therapy, I recommend you take the time to read this terrific review article (you need to download the PDF text)... The Treatment of Alcoholism with Vitamin B3.

Natural Treatment for Alcoholism #4... Coconut Oil: Coconut oil works a treat for alcohol cravings and addiction. Alcohol consumption causes free radical damage, which in turn leads to insulin resistance and poor brain glucose metabolism. Coconut oil contains fatty acids (MCT's) that are essential for the metabolism of glucose in the brain. By maximixing brain glucose metabolism, alcohol cravings (or any cravings for that matter) are significantly reduced. In addition to this, coconut oil destroys yeast fungus (candida) in the body. Like I said, yeast fungus is a major cause of alcohol addiction and withdrawal symptoms.

So go out and purchase some organic virgin coconut oil (do not buy the refined or hydrogenated coconut oil) and consume 2-3 tablespoons daily mixed in a warm drink or smoothie - and be sure to use it in your cooking as much as you can.

Natural Cure for Alcohol Cravings #5... Healthy Diet/Candida Diet: This one's not rocket science really. Eating healthy and eating the right foods will keep your blood sugar levels nice and consistent, thereby reducing and eventually eliminating all alcohol cravings. Following the anti-candida diet will kill all yeast fungus in the body and allow the growth of good gut bacteria, which is crucial for the long term success of conquering alcohol addiction.

You can read more about the candida diet and what you need to do here... Candida Diet Explained - Dr Axe. And for more proven ways to destroy yeast fungus in the body, be sure to have a read of our article on this here... Natural Remedies for Yeast Infections.

Home Remedy for Alcohol Withdrawal #6... Exercise: Most alcohol rehab centers incorporate some form of regular exercise into their rehabilitation programs. The reason? It works! Exercise reduces stress, heightens your mood, fights depression and combats cravings. Regular exercise also helps to promote sound sleep. Plus, a study published in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research back in 2013 showed that regular exercise helps to prevent brain damage and loss of cognitive function from years of heavy alcohol abuse.

So hopefully these tips and home remedies manage to help your partner out.

Good luck and all the best to you!


Troy (Admin)

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Nov 19, 2017
Thank you
by: Teresa

If only everyone would make the connection between your diet and addiction.

Nov 22, 2017
by: Troy

Yes, very true Teresa. It would make their lives so much easier. :)

Jan 10, 2018
Best home remedies for alcohol addiction
by: Anonymous

I have read through your 6 suggestions. It seems doable, and at this stage of my life I have to try each step and make those changes in my life style. I will keep you posted on my progress. Thank you

Jan 11, 2018
by: Troy

Yes, please do. Good luck and all the best to you! :)

Jan 13, 2018
ACV stopped my drinking immediately!
by: Anonymous

I have wanted to stop drinking alcohol daily for years but have not been able to break the routine. I replaced my wine glass with a water bottle with ACV and just like that, I stopped drinking and buying alcohol. I know this doesn't sound real but it actually worked. I like wine, tequila and gin and the ACV taste gives me the burn. My brain seems to enjoy the effects and I feel great. I had hoped to be able to stop alcohol a couple of days a week, however, since I have a bottle of ACV before me I have completely stopped. Not craving. Don't miss it. Unbelievable!

Jan 22, 2018
by: Troy

Nice one! Glad it's helping to stop those cravings.

All the best!

Jan 27, 2018
Thank you for helping me
by: Anonymous

Thank you so much for this information. I've been on an unbreakable bender but after reading this and remembering I had apple cider vinegar with the mother, I took a few shots and poured out my last beers. The ACV works like a charm. Incredible! I feel so much better. Thank you, I think you saved my life with this.

Feb 01, 2018
by: Troy (Admin)

You're very welcome. ACV helps with so many things. Love it!

All the best to you! :)

Feb 04, 2018
by: Anonymous

Is it ok to combine 2 of the suggestions - like could I take kudzu root and ACV? Also is kudzu root the same as kudzu extract?

Feb 04, 2018
Gallstones and alcohol habit
by: Anonymous

First of all, thanks for this information.
I have a query. My uncle has gallstones and he also has an alcohol drinking habit too, although he is trying to not drink alcohol. The remedies here like using coconut oil and niacin are not good for gallstones. Please instruct me on what to do. Thank you.

Feb 07, 2018
Reply to "Question" Comment
by: Troy

Yes it's fine to do this. The ACV will have the biggest impact on curbing those alcohol cravings. The kudzu extract is basically the same as the root, just more concentrated. Try and go with the extract if you can as this is more potent and works better.

Hope this helps.

All the best!

Feb 07, 2018
Reply to "Gallstones and Alcohol Habit" Comment
by: Troy

The raw organic apple cider vinegar actually treats gallstones AND helps to curb alcohol cravings, so he should definitely be having this. There's nothing wrong with him having organic coconut oil either. Coconut oil is one of the easiest fats for the body to digest and actually bypasses the gall bladder anyway. The Kudzu is also perfectly fine and doesn't harm the gallbladder. Have read of this recent Q&A for more information on removing gallstones naturally... A Natural Remedy for Gallstones That Works Every Time!.

Hope this helps.

All the best!

Feb 14, 2018
Quiting alcohol
by: Felix

Thanks a lot. I will try as I surely need to quit drinking (I m daily consumer). Thanks once again.

Feb 15, 2018
by: Troy (Admin)

You're very welcome Felix. Hope it helps!

All the best. :)

Feb 18, 2018
Just natural no pharma pills?
by: Teresa

Question: Do you use these remedies while tapering or do you completely stop? I tried to stop altogether but after the second day I felt a low blood pressure episode and fainting (felt like crashing to the ground)... scary. I also have fatty liver and high cholesterol. Don't want to take benzoid or any other chemical pills. Do you think it's safe to do this with B3, Coconot oil and ACV only?

Feb 19, 2018
Reply to Teresa
by: Troy

It's never a good idea to stop taking pharmaceutical medications cold turkey Teresa. Better to slowly wean yourself from them over a period of several weeks (working in conjunction with your doctor of course). You can certainly take just the niacin, coconut oil and ACV. These will still work exceedingly well, however, just remember that eating healthy (#5 cure) is important as well so your body can utilize and absorb the supplements you're taking correctly, so be sure not to overlook this one.

Hope this helps.

All the best to you! :)

Feb 22, 2018
by: Anonymous

Hi. I only have the cider vinegar. Will this be enough? I don't want to drink but I'm petrified of stopping this because there's only been a few days in every couple of weeks I haven't had any wine. The reason I am now petrified of stopping is I am scared of what has happened to someone I know (who has been heavily drinking for many years). This person has now had four fits and been hospitalised because of their drinking. Sadly that person keeps drinking, hence the extra three fits even after cutting it out for a few months each time. I don't want to have that! The fact I have seen that and know I have been overdoing it with alcohol (for pain reasons really) for many months with a few gaps in between worries me. Will doing the above things stop this from happening to me if I make sure my blood sugars are regulated? I haven't liked drinking for ages but that is what is stopping me, as stupid as it may sound. When you see someone having a fit, etc, like that it's scary. Thanks for your help.

Feb 26, 2018
by: Troy

Even if all you do is take the apple cider vinegar every day for the rest of your life, that would be enough. ACV is extremely good for you (it's basically just fermented apples) so there is absolutely no harm in doing this. Using the above recommendations along with the ACV will yield even better results of course. Try and incorporate all of the recommendations if you can and decide to make this a permanent lifestyle change. Once the (new) habit is created, I guarantee you wont want to go back to how things were. And you'll feel amazing for it!

Good luck and all the best to you. :)

Feb 28, 2018
ACV is saving my life!
by: Steven

I have been a heavy drinker (vodka and lots of it) for 15 years. The pain I started getting in my legs forced me to take action. The same day I started the apple cider vinegar, the desire for alcohol became a complete non issue. My body doesn’t need alcohol and is satisfied after a full meal and food is not an issue.
Friends, ACV flat out works for alcohol addiction. I am 63 years old and now have hope of seeing 70. My wife says she is proud of me but I tell her I don’t deserve a pat on the back. Apple cider vinegar has made alcohol absolutely irrelevant to me. No desire to drink. None.

Apr 16, 2018
Wow, I am sold. Starting tonight.
by: Robert

I've had issues with alcohol since my divorce. I was devastated. I was 23 yrs old back then and am now 44. I have read many websites tonight, some of which recommend similar things like this site does, but not the ACV or niacin. After reading this for the first time, I went and got me a gallon of ACV, I am anxious to get started. I will start tonight and report and tell you my results. I thank you ladies and gents for all the comments. Thank you Troy for the info.

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