Revia or Oral Naltrexone

Naltrexone Naltrexone is a medication approved for treatment of Alcohol Use Disorders. SAMHSA publishes a guide to assist clinicians in prescribing medications approved for alcohol disorders. Here are a number of excerpts from the chapter on oral Naltrexone. I will comment throughout this blog. What is Oral Naltrexone? Naltrexone hydrochloride is a relatively pure and …

Campral or Acamprosate

Acamprosate is the generic drug name of Campral. Campral is one of the few drugs approved to treat alcoholism. Campral is used to decrease the likelihood of alcohol relapse. All medications that are approved for alcohol related disorders have the caveat that the medication must be used in conjunction with other non-drug related therapies (psychotherapy, …

Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms, Alcohol Detox and Symptom Management

Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms, Alcohol Detox, and Symptom Management: A supervised medical detox performed by one qualified nurse clinician over a four to five day period allows clear observation of the withdrawal symptoms the alcohol dependent client is going through. I have had the opportunity to see thousands of clients going through detox in an inpatient detox setting, …