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Doctor insights on: How To Curb Alcohol Cravings

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What are casual alcohol cravings?

What are casual alcohol cravings?

Depends: The NIH says that more than one drink per day for women or 2 drinks per day for men may suggest a problem with alcohol. Cravings are usually defined as thoughts about drinking. These are problematic if you have (or have had) a problem with alcohol abuse. They may also be problematic if they are obsessive and you cannot stop these thoughts. A conversation with your FP may clear up and confusion. ...Read more

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What is the best thing to do while having a craving for alcohol?

What is the best thing to do while having a craving for alcohol?

If you have an : Alcohol problem - encourage you to become involved in alcoholics anonymous. Call your sponsor if you have cravings. Read from the big book. Call someone on your support phone tree. An addiction medicine specialist may prescribe medications to decrease symptoms. Auricular acupuncture reduces alcohol cravings. If you have a behavioral health provider let them know about your struggle. ...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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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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Is there any medicine besides campral that helps with alcohol cravings?

Is there any medicine besides campral that helps with alcohol cravings?

Yes: Naltrexone helps with cravings and comes in pill or an injection that lasts 30 days. Other meds that have also shown some promise are topamax, (topiramate) baclofen, neurontin, odansetron, bases on genetics, some people respond to certain meds better than others. All can help if motivated and getting other support. ...Read more

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What if i were an alcoholic, would i be craving and wanting the alcohol in my house?

What if i were an alcoholic, would i be craving and wanting the alcohol in my house?

No.: You will not grow hair in unwanted places. Now if i can get biotin to grow hair on my scalp-that's the ticket! seriously, it will promote healthier hair on your body, but will not grow hair. But healthy skin and hair are nice! ...Read more

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Could you tell me if i were an alcoholic, would i be craving and wanting the alcohol in my house?

Not always: Some alcoholics "binge, " and can go for periods w/o any, but whenever drink, do so "to excess." daily/chronic alcoholics do tend to keep it in the house, for regular use, or "just in case" run out during night or blue-law periods, etc. If concerned, seek assistance w/alcohol abuse evaluation and treatment, if necessary. ...Read more

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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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Why do I get cravings for nicotine and alcohol when I take adderral?

Why do I get cravings for nicotine and alcohol when I take adderral?

Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine): If you smoke cigarettes you will fiend for them while on adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). For instance, a social smoker to go out for a smoke and end up chain-smoking three or four cigarettes just because of how enjoyable they are on adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) and alcohol can be potentially dangerous Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) will dampen your body's natural response to being tired, too intoxicated, read more: http://www.Drugs-forum.Com/foru. ...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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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 a medication that can help fight the cravings and urges of alcohol addiction?

Is there a medication that can help fight the cravings and urges of alcohol addiction?

Yes, somewhat: Two meds are fda-approved to treat alcoholism: Naltrexone and acamprosate (campral). Naltrexone is available as a pill and a once-a-month injection (vivitrol). Campral is a pill. Both have been shown to be modestly effective, reducing heavy drinking by about 20%. Scientific studies have shown Antabuse (disulfiram) is not effective, although in rare patients it may be helpful. Rehab is usually essential. ...Read more

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Benn prescribed resperidone and ativan for psycosis and topamax (topiramate) for alcohol craving, is this combination bad?

Benn prescribed resperidone and ativan for psycosis and topamax (topiramate) for alcohol craving, is this combination bad?

Except ativan (lorazepam): Risperidone is a very effective medicine for psychosis . Topmax is found to be a very promising drug for the treatment of alcohol addiction . Ativan (lorazepam) can be used only for prevention if alcohol withdrawal not for treatment purpose . We tend to avoid any benzodiazepines in people with alcohol abuse history because the combination is dangerous ...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