My husband was an alcoholic and has been clean and sober for about 22 years now. He had a fatty liver and some cirrohsis. Purified lethicin Helped with both. his cholesteral, and blood pressure is good and no more symptoms of cirrohsis. He too did not eat while he was drinking and had put on alot of weight. He went from 230 lbs to now at 199 lbs.
I think that AA might just be one more piece to the puzzle in solving addiction. I believe it is not just the only piece. Most often the addicted brain is just treated physcologically (the mind) and it is quite often over looked as an actual physical organ. Toxins affect our body and brain... the evidence of this shows up as the symptoms. Lack of dietary nutrients also shows up as symptoms. I believe the foundation to health is assistting our bodies in removing toxins and toximolecular substances and supply it with the essential nutrients. Amino acid deficiency is found in many disorders other than addiction.
One inexpensive way you can accuire a high concentration of aminos is by making "Green Smoothies"
Whip up in a blender any greens (the darker the better) and some pineapple or grapes, apples etc....
It may not sound tasty but it is. A very refreshing and nutritous drink. I also agree, check out the liver forum. obtain all the info you can knowledge=freedom.
It is very incouraging reading the post of those who have overcome their addiction from when they first began till where they are now. You are on the right tracK.
Note: If you begin to try to increase your amino acides and don't notice a real difference rightaway it may just mean their might be some GI tract problems that may need to be addressed first or simultaneously. You may, in the beggining, require thereputic amounts in supplement form. The effects of the amino acides can be quit dramatic. Quite often it can be within 15 min. of taking it. (realy helps with withdrawal) Another option maybe Intervenous Amino Acide Therapy. I don't know were you are located but I know of about 6? locations through out the US that offer this form of alternative treatment.
I wish you all the success as you begin your journey.