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medications for alcoholism

Is Campral safe?

Is Campral safe?

April 27th, 2016

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.

2 The urge for drink is back. Now what?

The urge for drink is back. Now what?

April 18th, 2016

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.

Is Revia safe?

Is Revia safe?

April 15th, 2016

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.

3 Is Antabuse safe?

Is Antabuse safe?

March 13th, 2016

Antabuse is a prescription medication intended for the treatment of alcohol dependency. Read more about how to take it safely here.

2 Does Antabuse help with alcoholism?

Does Antabuse help with alcoholism?

January 17th, 2016

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.

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).

13 How long does naltrexone stay in your system?

How long does naltrexone stay in your system?

December 29th, 2015

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.

10 Does Vivitrol help with withdrawal?

Does Vivitrol help with withdrawal?

December 25th, 2015

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.

2 Does Revia help with withdrawal?

Does Revia help with withdrawal?

August 11th, 2015

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.

2 Does health insurance cover Acamprosate?

Does health insurance cover Acamprosate?

August 9th, 2015

Yes. Insurance often covers the treatment of alcohol use disorders with acamprosate. More on how to access affordable acamprosate here.

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