Campral is a medication intended for treating alcohol dependent people who are trying to abstain. Is this medication safe or are there any unwanted side effects from its use? We explore your questions here.
medications for alcoholism
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.
Revia is a brand name medication for a Rx drug containing naltrexone. While Revia is generally a safe medication, what precautions should you take when considering this med? More here, with a section at the end for your questions.
Antabuse is a prescription medication intended for the treatment of alcohol dependency. Read more about how to take it safely here.
Antabuse (disulfiram) can help during alcohol recovery and prevent relapse by making it really uncomfortable when you drink. More here on how Antabuse helps treat alcoholism, with a section at the end for your questions.
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).
Naltrexone is used to help people stop drinking or prevent opiate drug abuse. The length of time it stays in the system depends on mode of administration? Read more on how naltrexone is metabolized here.
No. Vivitrol injections do not prevent withdrawal symptoms that may occur when you stop drinking alcohol or using opiates/opioids. More on how Vivitrol works to treat symptoms related to addiction 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.
Yes. Insurance often covers the treatment of alcohol use disorders with acamprosate. More on how to access affordable acamprosate here.