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Doctor insights on: How Long Does It Take To Stop Craving Alcohol

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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 (Definition)

Alcohol craving is seen in people addicted to alcohol. Craving is an intense, persistent ...Read more


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

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

You felt differently: Apparently, alcohol made you feel differently - possibly, calmer, more relaxed, disinhibited. He also possible, that you have a problem with blood sugar regulation: alcohol is an easy fuel, even easier then a carbohydrate. Talk to your 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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How long does it take to stop being addicted to alcohol after you've had your last drink?

How long does it take to stop being addicted to alcohol after you've had your last drink?

You need help: I hope you are getting help with this as you need support. The tendency to addictive behavior does not go away jut because we stop the addiction...Alcohol in this case. You must not ever have another alcoholic drink as your body will remember and want it more. It may take months before the "desire" abates. Or it may be weeks as you notice how much better you feel. ...Read more

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How long does it take for withdrawal symptoms from alcohol dependence to stop?

How long does it take for withdrawal symptoms from alcohol dependence to stop?

Five days: Mostly, all withdrawal symptoms are over in 3-5 days. For those with severe alcohol dependency, withdrawal symptoms can consist of seizures and hallucinations. These are medical emergencies. A person could die, especially if elderly or debilitated with a chronic disease. What many folks do is to start drinking when the withdrawal becomes too uncomfortable, which only just repeats the cycle. ...Read more

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How long does it take for your triglycerides to come down after you stop drinking alcohol?

triglycerides: Triglyceride levels will come down somewhat soon after ceasing alcohol drinking. Depending on the length of time you've been drinking and the other damage to the body, longer term changes could also result. ...Read more

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Periphery injury cause by alcohol after stop alcohol how long can it take the burning pain to stop ?

Periphery injury cause by alcohol  after stop alcohol how long can it take the burning pain to stop ?

Peripheral neuropath: can be due to a number of effects of alcohol including b vitamin deficiency (easily treated, generally with regular cheap vitamins) but would be good to verify b12 level. Nerves take time to heal; up to 6 months. Sometimes, the damage is permanent. ...Read more

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When a heavy alcoholic stops drinking, how long can it take for body to rehydrate and repair itself in general and realize the alcohol is gone?

When a heavy alcoholic stops drinking, how long can it take for body to rehydrate and repair itself in general and realize the alcohol is gone?

Impossible to say: because it depends on how much damage has already been done. It is not a matter of "rehydration," since most alcoholics are actually overhydrated. Damage to brain, heart liver and some other organs may become permanent if severe enough over time. In addition, the metabolic changes caused by alcohol result in neurotransmitter/receptor imbalance that can take months, even years, to heal. ...Read more