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Treating Alcoholism

Jun 6, 2008
There are quite a lot of different treatments that deal with the problems related with alcohol dependence. The treatments available for this problems can be put into the following categories...medication to reduce withdrawal symptoms and stop alcohol cravings, professional counseling to support relationship issues and education and support to stop drinking.

These you may say are the traditionally used methods but something new has just come onto the market branded as chemical Revia [formerly Trexan], Vivitrolnaltrexone. The most common way to administer the drug is by injection on a monthly basis, although it is now available in tablet form.

The way Naltrexone works is by confusing the part of the brain that is responsible for making us feel good while under the influence of alcohol or other drugs. It basically numbs the pleasure effect that alcohol gives us and can be either taken on its own or as a combination drug with other alcohol dependence drugs.

To be most effective in treating alcoholism Naltrexone works in conjunction with counseling. Most studies show that Naltrexone significantly reduces your chances for relapse after you have stopped drinking.

Unfortunately this drug is not always 100% effective especially on certain men who have suffered from alcohol dependence big time or over a long period of time. Naltrexone is no different to any other drug and can cause side effects like fatigue, dizziness and nausea and it can even make you feel nervous, sleepy or anxious.

These treatments need professional backing and you may be interested in hearing what other people have to say on the subject. You will be amazed at just how many people share their experiences at the stopdrinkingadvice blog, so head on over and see how the blog can help you.
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