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The high-functioning alcoholic: How to initiate treatment for people who think they're OK

The high-functioning alcoholic: How to initiate treatment for people who think they’re OK

How do you convince someone that they need help for a drinking problem if their world has not yet fallen apart? Help, tips, and suggestions for loved ones of high-functioning alcoholics here.

3 Does disulfiram help with alcohol cravings?

Does disulfiram help with alcohol cravings?

No. Disulfiram does not directly address alcohol cravings. Instead, it is used as a deterrant to drinking, producing uncomfortable symptoms if the user drinks alcohol while taking disulfiram. More here.

2 Alcohol withdrawal side effects

Alcohol withdrawal side effects

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.

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?

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

Is disulfiram addictive?

Is disulfiram addictive?

NO. Disulfiram is not addictive. On the contrary, disulfiram is a medication used to treat chronic alcoholism. We review more about disulfiram here.

1 How can I best help an alcoholic in need?

How can I best help an alcoholic in need?

The key to helping an alcoholic is to detach from managing the behavior, love them, and let go of the outcome. More on how to do that here.

3 Why do some people become alcoholics?

Why do some people become alcoholics?

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.

2 Does acamprosate work for alcoholism or alcohol dependence?

Does acamprosate work for alcoholism or alcohol dependence?

Yes, acamprosate can help lessen cravings for drinking and is effective in the treatment of alcoholism. More on this treatment option for alcohol dependence here.

Can you get high on Antabuse?

Can you get high on Antabuse?

No, you cannot get high on Antabuse. In fact, Antabuse has no euphoric effect. For more details on Antabuse’s mechanism of action, continue reading here.

How long does Antabuse stay in your system?

How long does Antabuse stay in your system?

Following a single dose Antabuse, the body may react to any amount of alcohol for up to 14 days. Plus, Antabuse can stay in the body for a long time. More on the metabolism and excretion if Antabuse from the system here.

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