Posted by: Cyril Maphumulo | 2009/07/16


Are any tablets that can be used to stop alcohol?

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Obviously the one central thing essential to stopping alcohol problems, is for the person to stop drinking, and only you can do that. Personal support systems like Alcoholics Anonymous ( AA ) can help many people. As regards drugs, there are several which can help. One is Antabuse, which you need to take regularly, which interferes with the way your body deals with alcohol, so that you feel awful and sick when you drink, and this obviously can help you remember not to drink. Another is Acamprosate ( Campral ), which interferes in a different way, removing any of the sense of pleasure most people experience when they drink alcohol, so that even if you drink, it cannot make you feel good. Nothing is magic, and its best to combine medication with support like AA, and perhaps seeing a personal rehab counsellor, to help you stay stopped. Its very easy to stop --- everyone does i between drinks. It's Staying Stopped that is what's really needed

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Posted by: Hutch | 2009/10/23

Is an anti-booze implant available in South Africa?

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Posted by: trevor | 2009/07/17

have you asked yourself why you drink? there is usually a reason. to hide, to feel better, to fit in, to drown sorrows etc etc. once you understand why you drink it will help you to overcome the problem. go see a health shop they can put you onto high dosage vitamins especially b etc - will help with cravings and withdrawal symptoms

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Posted by: Kay in Gtown | 2009/07/16

Look in Wikipedia. There is a medication called acamprosate (Campral) which helps reduce cravings, helping you stay dry, but it is only effective if you are motivated and attending counselling and/or a support group, maybe like AA. In other words, it' s not a magic pill that does it for you. I don' ' t know of anything else.

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Posted by: ANON | 2009/07/16

don' t know many but my boyfriend is on anti-booze.

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