I was prescribed it before when I was struggling and it seems to work, you can drink on it but I found it took that crippling desire away. I want to go back on it as back drinking but need referal to alcohol councillor.
I aren't an alcoholic do have an issue with alcohol abuse
I am on antabuse and a number of drank and felt quite unwell with me the pdoc thinks its another form of self harm
But anyway my last admission she put me on naltrexone wow like this just takes my urge to drink away like totally.I just dont have the urge nor the drive to want to drink at all. Its for me like a miracle drug its amazing it made such a difference. Anything is worth a try hope you get good results
I was given acamprosate but for me it did nothing.
I still felt the desire to drink and eventually did drink again.
It didn’t have any adverse effects like antibuse would.
I hope it works for you.
It’s so hard to get sober and I hope you have support. I used to take six tablets a day with meals.
They used to upset my stomach but never took away compulsion to drink, but I have heard success stories so give it a good go.
Can I ask a question , on this med is it down to the drinker to take it voluntarily. My ex years ago was prescribed a med to stop him drinking, was told it would make him violently sick if he tried drinking. But he never bothered taking it. If you are taking it voluntarily then you really must want to stop drinking and you have my praise
I was going to a centre and had to prove I was serious before they prescribed acamprosate .
This medication does not make you sick but is meant to take away the cravings.
It didn’t work for me but I know a lot of people who it has helped.
The medication that makes you sick is antibuse and this can kill if you drink on it and you even have to be aware of products that contain alcohol as this will react violently with the medication.
I believe that anyone who tries that must be genuine. The thing is alcohol is cunning and baffling and will try and entice you all of the time.
Look when you watch tv everyone is drinking , drink is everywhere and to some people it’s like a lover a toxic relationship.
I hope your friend beat his addiction. I managed for 3 years but sadly picked up again.
I’m trying hard to quit and this week doing ok.
I really want to quit .
It is terrible for my mental health and makes me do crazy things.
I love drinking but it hates me.
The answer to your question is the person really wants to stop.