The Best Supplements to Stop Drinking Alcohol

Do not take any supplements listed here without consulting your doctor or other healthcare professional.

I am assuming you came to this website with a desire to stop drinking but were not quite sure how to go about it.

I am hoping by now that desire has intensified, you now see booze for what it really is. You are determined never to drink that foul-tasting, a life-destroying poison that is alcohol again. If you are still hoping to go back to drinking one day, or are planning just to cut down. Let me explain why that is a very bad idea.

Deal with The Kick

All addictive drugs have what is known as a kick, the period after you stop taking them in which the side effects occur. Luckily for you, we are talking about an alcohol kick here, which is relatively mild compared to other street drugs.

The reason heroin is so difficult to get off is that the kick is so intense and painful. Is that the user has to endure agony knowing that all the pain could be made to vanish in a split second by just taking another hit of the drug.

Alcohol withdrawal begins from the moment you take your last sip. It will reach its peak intensity between 24 and 48 hours later.

This is why many people become evening drinkers. The first thing they do when they get home after a hard day at work is reaching for the bottle opener.

As they arrive home, they are exactly mid-way through the most powerful phase of the withdrawal process. Alcohol withdrawal is so subtle that we are unable to identify the symptoms unless we are aware of what to look for. Withdrawal from booze feels like a general feeling of unease. To the everyday person, it may feel a little like stress or anxiety.

Is it Really Stress?

This is why people incorrectly claim that a drink when they get home from work helps them unwind. The only thing that the first drink does is to turn off the withdrawal symptoms of the previous days drinking.

So to a certain extent, it’s true; they do feel instantly less stressed. This is because the general unease and anxiety directly created by the alcohol have now gone.

However, if they hadn’t drunk the day before, it wouldn’t have been there in the first place.

All you are fixing is the previous day’s mistake.

The full chemical withdrawal from alcohol, regardless of the amount you drink, lasts around two weeks. Climbing to a climax around 36 hours after the last drink and slowly fading away to near zero after a couple of weeks.

Because of the hardwiring, you have constructed in your brain and your overactive hypothalamus. You may never achieve total zero, but every day you don’t drink, the base state of withdrawal drops a little further.

If you are currently dependent on alcohol to the point where if you stop you experience traumatic physical symptoms such as spasms, fitting, fever, and vomiting. You will need to see your doctor and explain that you are using this method to stop.

Supplements To Help Stop Drinking: Side Effects

Your general practitioner will be able to give you prescription medication to help suppress these unpleasant side effects while you go through the kick. This is in addition to the supplements to stop drinking that I will give you at the end of this blog post.

You may think a good diet can give you all you need but we drinkers are a special bunch.

This extended withdrawal period is exactly why you cannot safely have ‘just one drink’. That one drink is the reason why 95% of people trying to quit with ‘will-power’ fail.

Just one drink?

One sip of alcohol may take less than five seconds to consume but will start an unstoppable process that will last at least two weeks. During that period a new chemical imbalance will force you to crave another drink. That pain will only stop for two reasons.

Firstly, the discomfort will go away if you take a drink of alcohol, and secondly, that pain will dissipate if you give it long enough.

So in summary, the only way to stop the pain of an alcohol kick is to drink or not to drink. Only one of those solutions doesn’t create another problem the next day, and I don’t need to tell you which one.

If for the briefest moment you start to think ‘just one drink won’t do any harm’ or ‘I will only have one glass of wine with my evening meal’. You are willingly stepping back into the mousetrap and assuming that this time you are safe, one more poke at the cheese won’t make any difference!

A Chemical Imbalance

You drink because there is a chemical imbalance in your brain; but the catch 22 is that while the alcohol gives you a short-term release from the imbalance by flooding the brain with more of the chemicals you crave, withdrawal from alcohol also causes a chemical imbalance all of its own.

So now you have two problems; one created by the booze, and one that was there in the first place. The discomfort of the first imbalance makes you create the second imbalance, and you get trapped in a never-ending loop.

So here is how you break the loop once and for all.

Firstly, stop drinking, I mean today… right now.

Unlike before when you have had this brave moment we are going to do something vitally different.

We are going to stop the first imbalance from triggering the second imbalance. Remember, for the next two weeks you may feel uneasy, uncomfortable and anxious. This is caused by the kick from alcohol, an addictive drug.

Two weeks and Out

The good news is once you get 14 to 15 days sober. The symptoms are so mild you can’t distinguish them from the genuine emotions of daily life.

Second, read the book Alcohol Lied to Meyou can get a free copy here

Third, join the Stop Drinking Expert program

Fourth, get down to your nearest vitamin and supplement store and stock up on the following:

The Best Supplements to Stop Drinking Alcohol: Shopping List

  • Broad-spectrum multivitamin
  • B Vitamin complex
  • Omega 3 capsules (1000mg)
  • Vitamin D (20iu per day / per lb of body weight)
  • Vitamin K2
  • Turmeric capsules (500mg)
  • Magnesium

Supplements to help stop drinking are not the silver bullet to alcohol addiction. They simply make it easier for you. However, you must get your mindset correct first.

I would love to know what you think, please comment below.

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  1. There are SO many options for these supplements; is there a suggestion for dosage for each of the items, like for Vitamin D?

  2. I purchased the audiobook. Does that grant me access to the member group or what can I access? LOVE this book and program you share in it.

  3. Love the information on supplements. I’m quitting drinking today January 15, 2021 and starting these supplements. Wish me luck!

  4. Hi Craig, I got the audiobook on the 20th of this month. Although it's very early days I already feel very positive about quitting drinking for good. Quick one though, I bought the vitamins and minerals listed in the book. Is this list on this site an updated version, or is the list in the book the revised one? Thank you

  5. I heard of your book on a show called the Woody show and checked out your book on audible. Wow. Every excuse I had in my being you already knew and had a response for. I'm taking this journey and I thank you for the tools.

    I'd like the hypnosis materials that you mention in your audio book. It doesn't seem to come with it in audible. Is it a separate purchase?

    Thank you for saving so many of us and our families.

  6. Hi Craig,

    I am in the struggle to give up the poison alcohol and reading the electronic book, "Alcohol lied to me". I am on the Chapter on Supplements.

    You start explaining the importance of 5-HTP, and then give a lot of scary precautions, Can you come out clean- use or no use.
    The other list includes BCM-95, is this same as 5-HTP?
    The first list includes turmeric capsules, explain the importance( I like your narration on medical matters). The second list omits this supplement…explain

  7. Craig, what is the recommended 5-HTP daily dose?
    I ran out and began to experience high anxiety.
    I bought some today, 200 mg per tablet. I took 1 pill. I can't remember if the dose is 100 or 500mg.
    TY ❣️

  8. Hi Craig, thank you for this article – I found it really helpful and I've stocked up on the supplements I wasn't already taking that are on your list. Like you, I tried going to AA and it just didn't work for me, for a lot of the same reasons you have mentioned. Thank you for your honesty and for giving we in your program the opportunity to "connect" with you each day via articles and YouTube videos like this one. And the three live days a week with you are an added, amazing bonus. I'll email with feedback on the supplements once I've been taking them for a little while – a month, maybe? I just know that I was drinking so much that the multivitamin and other supplements I was taking were probably just money down the drain; alcohol probably made them just evacuate straight out of my body. So I'm excited to observe the difference in how I feel, now that I'm giving them a chance to actually work.

    Your approach to changing one's mindset is key – thank you for emphasizing that point – we on this end can't hear it enough.


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