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3 Is acamprosate safe?

Is acamprosate safe?

February 10th, 2016

Acamprosate is a prescription medication prescribed to help people who are alcohol dependent. How can you use acamprosate safely? And are there any risks or considerations to keep in mind? Find out in this article.

5 Is there a quick fix for alcohol addiction (that really works)?

Is there a quick fix for alcohol addiction (that really works)?

November 8th, 2015

A review of the kinds of ways people try to avoid treating alcohol addiction with psychotherapy. Is there a quick fix for addiction? No. More here.

Does Campral help with alcoholism or alcohol withdrawal?

Does Campral help with alcoholism or alcohol withdrawal?

July 25th, 2015

Campral can help manage symptoms related to alcoholism but IS NOT USED in the treatment of alcohol withdrawal. More on Campral for alcoholism here.

4 Does disulfiram help with alcohol cravings?

Does disulfiram help with alcohol cravings?

June 20th, 2015

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.

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.

2 Does health insurance cover Antabuse?

Does health insurance cover Antabuse?

June 10th, 2015

Yes. Many insurance plans include a section for prescription meds like Antabuse. Learn more about average cost of Antabuse with (and without) insurance 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.

Is acamprosate addictive?

Is acamprosate addictive?

March 10th, 2015

NO. Acamprosate is not addictive. In fact, this medication has no known addiction potential. We review the properties of acamprosate (and how it affects the brain) here.

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,

How to help an alcohol addict

How to help an alcohol addict

October 16th, 2014

You can help an alcoholic in the process of identifying the problem as well as helping research appropriate treatment options. More on how to do this here.

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