What’s the difference between unhealthy drinking and a drinking problem? We review here.
alcohol cravings help
Cravings are an expected and normal part of the process of quitting drinking. Here, we outline three (3) main ways you can address the urge to drink. Your questions are welcomed and invited at the end.
Yes, Vivitrol helps with cravings for alcohol and opiates/opioids. More on how Vivitrol (naltrexone) works in the body here.
Yes, Revia can help address strong cravings that occur during alcohol withdrawal. However, Revia can precipitate symptoms of narcotic drug withdrawal, quickening and worsening their severity. Find out more about how Revia helps with withdrawal (and addiction treatment) here.
No, you cannot get high on naltrexone; the opioid medication does not psychoactively affect the brains of people who are taking it. Read more here.
Acamprosate does not prevent alcohol withdrawal symptoms that people may experience when they stop drinking. Instead, it works to help regulate the alcoholic brains by lessening cravings for alcohol. More on acamprosate for alcoholism here.
No. Revia is a narcotic antagonist, a non-addictive medication that has no potential for abuse and doesn’t get you high. Want to know more about Revia and its use. We review here.
No, Vivitrol does not get you high. On the contrary, its main ingredient, naltrexone, is effective in the treatment of drug addiction and alcoholism. More here on the effects of Vivitrol on the brain and central nervous system.
Vivitrol injections trigger an initial, transient peak about 2 hours after administration, which is followed by a second peak occurring approximately 2-3 days after injection. More on how Vivitrol metabolizes here.
NO. Revia is a non-addictive and safe medication that has zero abuse potential – it doesn’t get you high. Read more about what Revia is made of and how it’s used here.