Alcohol Addiction Savings Tips

Savings Tips for Alcohol Addiction

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  • Which Medications Work the Best to Help Me Stop Drinking?

    August 18, 2016

    While interventions like group or individual therapy are effective for alcohol abuse, 70 percent of people relapse after psychosocial treatment alone. There are several medications that can be used to treat alcohol use disorder, leading to reduced heavy drinking and increased days of abstinence. So here are the fab five to get to know:

    1. Naltrexone (Vivitrol)

    Naltrexone is one of the first line treatments, and you may start it while you are still drinking without the need for a detox program first. See More

  • Gabapentin: A Successful Treatment for Alcohol Dependence

    March 25, 2014

    Relapse remains a prevalent and significant problem in alcoholism, even after long periods of abstinence. Vulnerability to relapse is associated with an intense craving or desire to drink, so if we can help those cravings that’s great, right? Well new studies show that gabapentin, already used for neuropathic pain and seizure disorders, may reduce cravings and thus alcohol consumption in patients with alcohol dependence. See More

  • Nighttime Leg Cramps: Meds That Hurt, Meds That Help

    May 02, 2012

    Nocturnal leg cramps are a common cause of pain in the legs that can disrupt sleep. They are present in nearly 50 percent of those over the age of 50. Leg cramps are characterized by sudden muscle tightness, most commonly in the foot, thigh, or calf, that may last from seconds to minutes. Forceful stretching of the affected muscles usually relieves these leg cramps. For some reason, the vast majority of people have these cramps only at night. See More

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