Daily Archives: 12/12/2014

Booze aversion therapy

This is something that feeling has mentioned on her blog as I believe the Dutch have a study programme that works on and as alcohol aversion therapy.

Aversion therapy is a form of psychological treatment in which the patient is exposed to a stimulus while simultaneously being subjected to some form of discomfort. This conditioning is intended to cause the patient to associate the stimulus with unpleasant sensations in order to stop the specific behavior (wiki)

One of the drugs used to manage alcohol dependency Antabuse works on the principle of booze aversion therapy as it gives you many unpleasant symptoms including nausea and vomiting if you drink having taken it.

So while trawling Youtube I came across this video published in March 2014 which uses the same principles and I thought I’d share it here to see what you thought.

There is something quite powerful about images of booze followed by images of bleach and feeling if you’re reading this I’d be really interested in hearing in the comments if this helped you when you stopped?

What do you think?  Does this help or would it have helped you stop?

Edited to add: feeling has very kindly written a whole post in response to my question – which talks you through how to access and use the Dutch programme that she has used.  She says ‘I did a free alcohol desensitization training which is still in its test phase but I think it works’ so if you’d like to have a go at it go here: https://feelingmywaybackintolife.wordpress.com/2014/12/12/alcohol-desensitization-training-alcohol-top-training/

Thank you so much feeling 🙂