For a fit of drunkenness there is nothing better than to let the person sleep it off. Cold water applied to the head or body will restore him more quickly if it is necessary. Nothing but moral effort will cure the habit, though medicines can give great help. Drunkards should abstain from salt.
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-For the after-effects of fit of drunkenness. It may be given every hour until the headache or other reminders of the previous night are gone.
-(Being given in the strong tincture, five drops in a wineglassful of water) it is the best medicine when craving for drink comes on.
-Given night and morning will sometimes produce distaste for drink.
See also ALCOHOL HABIT and DELIRIUM TREMENS. DYSENTERY, OR BLOODY.