Sunday March 29th 2015


Is Vivitrol addictive?

NO. Vivitrol is not addictive. In fact, Vivitrol has zero abuse and addiction potential. We review what Vivitrol is made of and how it's used here.

How long does acamprosate stay in your system?

The terminal half-life of a regular dose of acamprosate ranges anywhere from 20-30 hours. Acamprosate reaches steady levels within 5 days of regular dosing, while peak concentrations occur within 3-8 hours after administered dose. More on acamprosate and its metabolism here.

2 Why do some people become alcoholics?

What are the risk factors for the development of alcoholism in some people? What can you do to avoid the risks and where can you go for help? We answer these and other questions, here.

What is my teenage girl's addiction? Help for parents to define the vice

A discussion about four (4) common teenage girl addictions, and what you can do about them. A guide on how to address exercise, internet, sex, and prescription drug addiction here.

2 5 symptoms that you are in a codependent marriage

A brief review for those looking to identify signs of a codependent marriage here.

3 Talking to your family about addiction recovery

Five (5) principles to follow as you prepare to talk with your family about your addiction recovery. With a section for your questions at the end.

Does acamprosate work for alcoholism or alcohol dependence?

Yes, acamprosate can help lessen cravings for drinking and is effective in the treatment of alcoholism. More on this treatment option for alcohol dependence here.

5 I cannot control my drinking: Now what?

If you think you have a problem with drinking, you probably do. More here on denial, intervention, and steps towards a different life.

How long does Antabuse stay in your system?

Following a single dose Antabuse, the body may react to any amount of alcohol for up to 14 days. Plus, Antabuse can stay in the body for a long time. More on the metabolism and excretion if Antabuse from the system here.

Is acamprosate effective?

Yes. Acamprosate appears useful in helping people diagnosed with alcohol dependence to stay sober by decreasing cravings. More on its effectiveness and success as a treatment option here.

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