What kinds of federal legal consequences do you face if you are found guilty of a drug offense? The Legal Action Center helps us understand laws and penalties of drug use. More here
Yes, Revia can help address strong cravings that occur during alcohol withdrawal. However, Revia can precipitate symptoms of narcotic drug withdrawal, quickening and worsening their severity. Find out more about how Revia helps with withdrawal (and addiction treatment) here.
Yes. Insurance often covers the treatment of alcohol use disorders with acamprosate. More on how to access affordable acamprosate here.
What happens during a session of intensive psychotherapy for addiction? Should you wait until you've gotten some time under your belt...or jump right into intensive therapy in early recovery? These and more Q&A in an exclusive interview with Laura Longville, LAC. More here.
Campral can help manage symptoms related to alcoholism but IS NOT USED in the treatment of alcohol withdrawal. More on Campral for alcoholism here.
EtG is present in the body for up to four (4) days after drinking and can be detected for a much longer period than tests that only screen for ethyl alcohol itself. A comparison of EtG tests and traditional screening methods here.
Three (3) practical and actionable steps to overcoming an addiction (or multiple addictions).
No. Disulfiram does not directly address alcohol cravings. Instead, it is used as a deterrant to drinking, producing uncomfortable symptoms if the user drinks alcohol while taking disulfiram. More here.
What is a high functioning alcoholic? We review the signs and symptoms of high functioning alcoholism and offer practical steps for parents here.
What are the side effects of alcohol withdrawal? Why do they occur? When do you need to get immediate help for dangerous side effects? Answers to these questions here.