Alcohol Addiction Medications
Alcohol Use related deaths is 10 times more than those caused by the opioid epidemic. Today we have medications that help control withdrawal and the cravings associated with Alcohol addiction. These medications are safe and easy to use. Medications used to treat Alcohol Addiction minimize cravings, reduce the pleasurable experience, partially substitute for alcohol, or make you sick if you drink. In some cases, combination of medications may be beneficial.
Vivitrol (naltrexone) is a medication that Dr. Kittay prescribes in the treatment of Alcohol Addiction. In pill form it is called Rivia, and as a once monthly injectable formulation Vivitrol. It is a highly effective and safe treatment to reduce cravings in alcohol addiction. He recommends it for patients aiming to cut down their alcohol intake, and who do not have severe liver disease.
Campral is another medication that is used in the treatment of Alcohol Addiction, It is recommended for those who have achieved and wish to maintain abstinence, or in patients with severe liver disease.
Antibuse is used in patients who are unable to manage their alcohol addiction with other medications. The combination of this medicine and alcohol will make you physically ill.