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(also known as Revia, Vivitrol)

Naltrexone is used to help narcotic addicts who have stopped taking narcotics to stay drug-free. It is also used to help alcoholics stay alcohol-free. The medicine is not a cure for addiction. It is used as part of an overall program that may include counseling, attending support group meetings, and other treatment ... continue

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Overall, 78% (281 Members) find Naltrexone helpful

Naltrexone Reviews

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Granted, it may only work for those who drink because of euphoria triggered by the OPRM1 gene, however that was me, and I suspect a lot of other alcoholics. I don’t believe it was psychological that a 12-pack of Sam Adams sat unopened in the fridge over a week after starting Naltrexone. That NEVER could have happened before. Then, when drinking, was able to enjoy (like a “normal” person), without the compulsion to finish the pack and buy more before the stores closed.
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works - still using
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its ok. it doesn't seem to take away the want to drink but its supposed to eliminate the effects of alcohol if you drink while on it. I haven't tried drinking while on it, so I don't know how effective it is in that regard.
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Most recent medication. This is used to cut alcohol intake due to abuse. Some patients use this for harm reduction or the Sinclair Method. Others use this with the hope of remaining sober after treatment. Chronic alcoholics may have to take this for the foreseeable future.
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Started on 3/06/14. It's been 2 weeks now, & I really think it is helping. I'm on 50 mg 1x day in morning. It is slightly curbing my want for alcohol.
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Had no issues with it.
It worked for the time I needed it. It was giving me too much of a sedating effect, with the help off my doctor I successfully stopped taking it,
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worked but made me sick :(
negative reaction as far as liver counts
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  2. Discussion: Revia drug
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  4. Discussion: Revia drug
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