Your Reasons For Being An Alcoholic

What Causes Difficulty Recovering From Alcoholism?

In order to hopefully treat and prevent recurrence of difficulty recovering from alcoholism we need to understand and — if possible — remove the underlying causes and risk factors.  We need to ask: "What else is going on inside the body that might allow difficulty recovering from alcoholism to develop?"

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Accurate diagnosis of the factors behind difficulty recovering from alcoholism consists of three steps:

Step 1: List the Possible Causative Factors

Identify all disease conditions, lifestyle choices and environmental risk factors that can lead to difficulty recovering from alcoholism.  Here are five possibilities:
  • Pyroluria
  • Low Serotonin
  • EFA 3 Need
  • DMAE Need
  • Liver Congestion

Step 2: Build a Symptom Checklist

Identify all possible symptoms and risk factors of each possible cause, and check the ones that apply:
poor mental clarity
slightly pale stools
significant diesel exhaust exposure
high sensitivity to bright light
liver/gallbladder cleanses help
dark areas under eyes
increased emotional instability
allergy to chemicals
occasional bad dreams
depression with some anxiety
pain between shoulder blades
itchy skin
... and more than 50 others

Step 3: Rule Out or Confirm each Possible Cause

A differential diagnosis of your symptoms and risk factors finds the likely cause of difficulty recovering from alcoholism:
Cause Probability Status
Liver Congestion 93% Confirm
DMAE Need 23% Unlikely
EFA 3 Need 1% Ruled out
Pyroluria 1% Ruled out
Low Serotonin 0% Ruled out
* This is a simple example to illustrate the process

Arriving at a Correct Diagnosis

The Analyst™ is our online diagnosis tool that learns all about you through a straightforward process of multi-level questioning, providing diagnosis at the end.

If you indicate alcohol consumption, The Analyst™ will ask further questions including this one:
If you are an alcoholic but not fully recovered, which statement is most true?
Possible responses:
→ Not applicable / don't know
→ I don't want to quit
→ I am trying and it is not too difficult
→ I am trying, but am finding it difficult
→ I've tried, but gave up because it is too hard
Based on your response to this question, which may indicate no desire to recover from alcoholism, being a recovering alcoholic or inability to recover from alcoholism, The Analyst™ will consider possibilities such as:
EFA (Essential Fatty Acid) Type 3 Requirement

Polyunsaturated omega-3 fatty acid deficiency may contribute to depressive symptoms in alcoholism, multiple sclerosis and postpartum depression.

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