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Does Nalmefene help with alcohol addiction?

Does Nalmefene help with alcohol addiction?

December 30th, 2015

Yes, Nalmefene can be used to treat alcoholism. Nalmefene works by reducing the positive reward effect of alcohol and affects its sedative and dysphoric properties. More here on Nalmefene as a treatment for alcohol addiction (with a section for your questions at the end).

5 Alcohol withdrawal side effects

Alcohol withdrawal side effects

June 13th, 2015

What are the side effects of alcohol withdrawal? Why do they occur? When do you need to get immediate help for dangerous side effects? Answers to these questions here.

4 What can you do when you hit rock bottom with alcohol or drinking?

What can you do when you hit rock bottom with alcohol or drinking?

May 29th, 2015

Hitting bottom is different for everyone. But where can you go when you’re finally ready for help? Five (5) tips here.

2 Does acamprosate help with alcohol withdrawal?

Does acamprosate help with alcohol withdrawal?

May 15th, 2015

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.

2 Is alcohol withdrawal dangerous?

Is alcohol withdrawal dangerous?

March 23rd, 2015

Yes, alcohol withdrawal CAN be dangerous, especially if you are a heavy or long time drinker. We review the main reasons you should seek medical help during alcohol withdrawal here.

7 How long does acamprosate stay in your system?

How long does acamprosate stay in your system?

March 20th, 2015

The terminal half-life of a regular dose of acamprosate ranges anywhere from 20-30 hours. Acamprosate reaches steady levels within 5 days of regular dosing, while peak concentrations occur within 3-8 hours after administered dose. More on acamprosate and its metabolism here.

3 Why do some people become alcoholics?

Why do some people become alcoholics?

March 17th, 2015

What are the risk factors for the development of alcoholism in some people? What can you do to avoid the risks and where can you go for help? We answer these and other questions, here.

6 I cannot control my drinking: Now what?

I cannot control my drinking: Now what?

February 5th, 2015

If you think you have a problem with drinking, you probably do. More here on denial, intervention, and steps towards a different life.

4 How to treat alcohol withdrawal

How to treat alcohol withdrawal

January 16th, 2015

Alcohol withdrawal treatment includes management of symptoms using prescription medications. In fact, the primary goals of treating alcohol withdrawal are to prevent seizures and/or delirium tremens and to moderate discomfort related to autonomic instability. More on the treatment of alcohol withdrawal here,

Talking to college students about alcohol

Talking to college students about alcohol

October 1st, 2014

Six (6) conversations you should be having with your college student, especially about drinking. More here.

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