Dewey gives the common homeopathy remedies for the treatment of Alcoholism in an easy question-answer format. …

Give indications for Nux vomica in Alcoholism

Morning vomiting, trembling of hands, nervous affections, bad taste in mouth, headache, Constant uneasiness and troublesome visions.

When is Hyoscyamus indicated?

When there is a constant loquacious delirium, small, quick and compressible pulse, could and clammy skin; delirium tremens.

When is Opium indicated in Mania-a-Potu, or Delirium Tremens?

In old “sinners” whose constitution is a wreck and who have had repeated attacks of the disease. There is a constant expression of fright or terror; they have visions of animals springing up everywhere, see ghosts, and sleep is disturbed; breathing is stertorous; it is especially applicable to those cases which simulate apoplexy.

Mention some other drug having the symptoms of frightful images animals, etc., and how are they distinguished.?

Lachesis. Visions of snakes and hideous objects; sensation in throat as if choking waking suddenly out of sleep.

Stramonium has visions of animals approaching him from every corner; tries to escape; bright red face.

Arsenicum. Visions of ghosts and fanciful figures with trembling and weakness;l diseased from over-use of alcohol;must have their accustomed drink.

What remedy clinically, has been found to exert a beneficial effect on the maniacal attacks of drunkards?

Ranunculus bulbosus.

Give indications of Sulphuric Acid in Alcoholism.

Inebriates who are on their “last legs,” they are pale, shriveled and cold, and their stomachs will not tolerate the slightest amount of food; cannot drink water unless it contains whiskey. Their manner is quick and hasty in everything. It comes in long after Nux vomica. Great craving for brandy.

What remedies have been used successfully in combating the craving for spirituous liquors.

Sulphur, Nux vomica and Arsenicum.

W.A. Dewey
Dewey, Willis A. (Willis Alonzo), 1858-1938.
Professor of Materia Medica in the University of Michigan Homeopathic Medical College. Member of American Institute of Homeopathy. In addition to his editoral work he authored or collaborated on: Boericke and Dewey's Twelve Tissue Remedies, Essentials of Homeopathic Materia Medica, Essentials of Homeopathic Therapeutics and Practical Homeopathic Therapeutics.