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.
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.
Campral can help manage symptoms related to alcoholism but IS NOT USED in the treatment of alcohol withdrawal. More on Campral for alcoholism here.
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.
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.
Yes. Many insurance plans include a section for prescription meds like Antabuse. Learn more about average cost of Antabuse with (and without) insurance 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. 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.
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,
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.