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Craving Alcohol (Overview)

A strong desire or urge to ingest ethanol.


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Is there any type of drug to stop you craving alcohol ?

Is there any type of drug to stop you craving alcohol ?

Yes, but . . .: There are medications that can help with alcohol craving, but it's most important to have a frank discussion with your doctor about treatments for this. Try to be open-minded about options and avoid anchoring on the idea of using one drug to stop another. "Behavioral therapies", such as Alcoholics Anonymous, are cheap, readily available, and show long-term effectiveness. Discuss with doctor. ...Read more

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Craving Alcohol (Overview)

A strong desire or urge to ingest ethanol.


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Can I get medical treatment to stop craving alcohol?

Can I get medical treatment to stop craving alcohol?

Yes: 1. Aa helps, even though is not ideal. 2. There are many reasons people crave alcohol. Are you anxious? Blood sugar regulation problem? I treat patients with medications, but you can find in the literature that vitamins and supplements also help: vit b1, b3, b6, b12; magnesium, 5-htp, kudzu, etc etc etc. Talk to the doctor. ...Read more

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How long does it take naltrexone to start working to cure cravings for alcohol?

How long does it take naltrexone to start working to cure cravings for alcohol?

Naltrexone: You might see response as early as a few days but it could take up to a couple weeks to begin seeing the effect. It could take a month or two to obtain the full benefit. If you are having issues with craving in the meantime, consider getting ear acupuncture. It is powerful in blocking cravings. ...Read more

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Is there any type of drug to stop you craving alcohol ?

Yes, but . . .: There are medications that can help with alcohol craving, but it's most important to have a frank discussion with your doctor about treatments for this. Try to be open-minded about options and avoid anchoring on the idea of using one drug to stop another. "Behavioral therapies", such as Alcoholics Anonymous, are cheap, readily available, and show long-term effectiveness. Discuss with doctor. ...Read more

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Always craving alcohol, but I don't drink. Why is that?

Always craving alcohol, but I don't drink. Why is that?

Craving for Alcohol: I commend you for not using Alcohol. Let Wise person in you ask: • Present Stresses in life- marriage, relationships, work, and finances • Past unresolved feelings, experiences and conflicts • How have these affected you- feeling overwhelmed when you had craving for Alcohol • Is Craving a Warning sign for you? • Need to see a Therapist for these. ...Read more

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Can I get medical treatment to stop craving alcohol?

Yes: 1. Aa helps, even though is not ideal. 2. There are many reasons people crave alcohol. Are you anxious? Blood sugar regulation problem? I treat patients with medications, but you can find in the literature that vitamins and supplements also help: vit b1, b3, b6, b12; magnesium, 5-htp, kudzu, etc etc etc. Talk to the doctor. ...Read more

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Has anyone taking antidepressants had new craving alcohol?

Has anyone taking antidepressants had new craving alcohol?

See your doctor !: Antidepressants are relatively safe these days. Complications should be promptly evaluated. You may be in the wrong medication or being treated for the wrong condition. ...Read more

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How do people overcome cravings for alcohol?

How do people overcome cravings for alcohol?

Many strategies: In addition to dr. Blixt's fine suggestions, avoiding sugar & taking high doses of vitamins b1, b3 and b6 can be very helpful. Those who crave alcohol usually have hereditary metabolic imbalances & often are also addicted to sugar, caffeine & tobacco. They are often depressed. It is important to address these issues as well. The vitamin cure for alcoholism by abram hoffer md is a great resource. ...Read more

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