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Mon Sep 10, 2018, 08:32 AM

Letting the naltrexone roll for booze

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Had a follow up with doc this morning was asked how itís working. I told him hey in two months I tried one bender and I stopped after like maybe eight beers. It was like my brain was telling me you have had enough before naltrexone Iíd been knocking them back. So does it work yes it seems to work for me do I want to stop taking it no I am fearful of stopping.
Iím weak and ruled by Alcoholism never was violent drinker but once I started I couldnít stop.

Now doc is looking at other medicine he said were available along lines of naltrexone some of them were monthly injections. I said well why change because this works and he said naltrexone was developed as new form methodone and they noticed. Heroin addicts were not drinking to substitute on naltrexone So just saying if anyone is suffering from alcoholism and just canít seem to get there feet under them with the rooms AA. Maybe this would help you letting you all know. And if you want dm me questions Iíll try my best to explain side effects or how I feel I just love people and addiction sucks ass.

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Reply Letting the naltrexone roll for booze (Original post)
TEB Sep 2018 OP
Ohiogal Sep 2018 #1
dawg day Sep 2018 #2
TEB Sep 2018 #3
mountain grammy Sep 2018 #4

Response to TEB (Original post)

Mon Sep 10, 2018, 08:38 AM

1. You are to be commended TEB

for doing something about that nasty disease. I wish my dad had done something about his.

I hope the doc determines what helps you the most. Good luck!

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Mon Sep 10, 2018, 09:59 AM

2. I'm using the low-dose (10% of full dose) for an auto-immune issue.

There's a good article on Atlantic (first, there's AA bashing, then the "Sinclair method" info after, so scroll down) about naltrexone's use in Finland for opioid and alcohol treatment.

One big point was that this method doesn't get all moralistic about "weakness" and "immorality." It's pretty clear that if this kind of treatment (which stops cravings by interfering with the physical opioid receptors or something) works, then addiction is a physical issue, not a moral one. And what a great point that is. Oh, and supposedly this also tamps down the desire for carbohydates and could help dieting!

Good for you for taking this action, and please report back! I'm thinking of going on the higher dose if it is safe.

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2015/04/the-irrationality-of-alcoholics-anonymous/386255/

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Response to dawg day (Reply #2)

Mon Sep 10, 2018, 10:19 AM

3. Thank you for article

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Response to dawg day (Reply #2)

Mon Sep 10, 2018, 01:28 PM

4. Yes, thank you for this article.

Whatever works!! I do know people who believe that AA saved them and I'm happy for them, but it's not for everyone. Took me a while learn that. The propaganda is strong.

This article should be cross posted in GD..

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