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Could I take medication to beat alcoholism?

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Dr. Jeff Blixt
Addiction Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: They can help

Medications can be very helpful, for some alcoholics more than others.
But for full recovery from the disease they are not a magic bullet, other support is necessary such as counseling, aa and/or rehab.

In brief: They can help

Medications can be very helpful, for some alcoholics more than others.
But for full recovery from the disease they are not a magic bullet, other support is necessary such as counseling, aa and/or rehab.
Dr. Jeff Blixt
Dr. Jeff Blixt
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Dr. Kevin Passer
Pediatrics - Psychiatry

In brief: Antabuse (disulfiram)

I encourage my patients suffering from chronic alcohol dependency to take antabuse (disulfiram), (disulfiram) better yet, have their spouse or significant other supervise the taking of antabuse (disulfiram).
Except for liver effects, which generally are not as damaging as alcohol, Antabuse (disulfiram) has no effects unless one drinks. Then, one becomes very sick. So sick that the person avoids consuming any/all alcohol.

In brief: Antabuse (disulfiram)

I encourage my patients suffering from chronic alcohol dependency to take antabuse (disulfiram), (disulfiram) better yet, have their spouse or significant other supervise the taking of antabuse (disulfiram).
Except for liver effects, which generally are not as damaging as alcohol, Antabuse (disulfiram) has no effects unless one drinks. Then, one becomes very sick. So sick that the person avoids consuming any/all alcohol.
Dr. Kevin Passer
Dr. Kevin Passer
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