DRY DRUNK SYNDROME
by Dr. Lawrence Wilson
© November 2019, LD Wilson Consultants, Inc.
All information in this article is solely the opinion of the author and for educational purposes only. It is not for the diagnosis, treatment, prescription or cure of any disease health condition.
Definition. The term ‘dry drunk’ in the psychological profession refers to a person who has stopped drinking alcohol. However, he or she still has emotional or mental issues that were part of the alcoholism and often behaves somewhat like when they were drinking.
A blog from Psychology Today Magazine identifies six signs of patients with dry drunk syndrome:
Š They are resentful of the person who has been the most instrumental in getting them to stop drinking.
Š They are frustrated by the fact that they cannot drink ever again for fear of triggering a relapse.
Š They become disconsolate at the realization that their drinking has robbed them of their potential.
Š They are fearful of failure, knowing that they can never fall back on alcohol to nurse their wounds or boost their confidence.
Š They become jealous of how other people can deal with issues without alcohol, or how others can enjoy alcohol without fear of being addicted.
Š They feel burdened by having to take responsibility for the damage caused by their drinking.
Physicians and counselors recommend psychological counseling for these people to help them resolve their psychological issues. This may or may not be sufficient to resolve the condition.
We view this dry drunk syndrome slightly differently. We know that alcoholism can just be a symptom of a body out of balance. Stopping the alcohol is helpful, and counseling can be helpful. However, they do not correct the person’s underlying biochemical and nutritional problems. For this reason, some people continue to suffer with dry drunk syndrome for years.
A DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
To address deeper causes, we recommend following a complete development program. This will slowly correct underlying nutritional imbalances and remove toxic metals and toxic chemicals that cause the condition. In addition, the program will bring up traumas for release and improve a person’s thinking ability. This improves the ability to process one’s past.
For details about the imbalances involved in alcohol problems, read Chronic Yeast Infections, Alcoholism and Slightly Inebriated. For details about development programs, read Introduction to Development Programs.