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What Can I Do In Addition To Campral To Help With My Alcohol Addiction
AA Support Groups: Alcoholics anonymous or other peer-based support groups have good success rates of treating alcoholism. Disulfiram can help in some patients by serving as a deterrent if used under proper supervision. Drinking alcohol while taking it makes you incredibly sick. Counseling, outpatient rehab services are other options as is inpatient rehab. Bottom line don't go it alone with just campral. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Visibly, it is continuing to drink in ways that are "out of control" despite negative consequences.It is a metabolic disorder where alcohol is not processed normally. Over time tolerance develops, (it takes more to get the desired effect). In later stages there are often withdrawal symptoms when you stop, but not always. Many relapse after abstaining for a while, esp. ...Read more
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 is not effective, although in rare patients it may be helpful. Rehab is usually essential. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Communication: First, contact your family doctor, and express your concerns. Second, contact alcoholics anonymous and discuss options. When this is all is place, approach the individual with your concerns, and a plan. All of this can be turned around and stabilized with appropriate team approach. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Please describe a good book to read to could you help me deal with my significant others alcohol addiction?
I agree but also: It can feel overwhelming to share such news with loved one. You may be afraid they will try to talk you out of what you know is truth about yourself: that you must abstain from alcohol forever & must be always involved in program of recovery. That sobriety must come first for you if marriage is to make it. Instead of a letter though, a trusted counselor or sponsor by your side to help explain? ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Music Therapy: Music therapy have been shown to alter brain wave patterns. To summarize its effects, a calming type of music may assist in recovery and healing. What will be most important is to identify the cause of addiction. Any treatment without recognizing and eliminating the cause would be futile. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Get help: If you are aware that you need to fight the battle, you are ahead of the game. An addiction to alcohol is a serious problem that anyone who has needs help to recover. You can talk to a therapist who specializes in alcohol treatment, attend AA meetings or both. Good luck the 1st step is to realize that you need help and you can overcome it! ...Read more
Addiction is a condition in which a person has a strong, persistent physical and psychological need for a habit-forming substance (such as alcohol, cigarettes, or cocaine) or an activity (such as gambling). The person usually suffers physical or psychological withdrawal symptoms if he is unable to continue getting what ...Read more
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