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Old 04-14-2008, 09:44 AM
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Does anyone know if you can moderately drink on naltrexone. I am on day 3 and have not had any drinks. The packet description says no alcohol to be taken on this treatment, but can you have just one? I believe that naltrexone stops the effect of drugs, perhaps it stops the effects of alcohol and might stop you wanting more? thanks coolie
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Old 04-22-2008, 01:18 PM
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Coolie,

I've been taking Naltrexone since November. I did 30 days AF and have been trying (unsuccessfully) to moderate ever since. I do drink less than I did before but still downing a 6-pack a night and still wanting more does not spell success for me. I do not think the Naltrexone makes any difference at all in my cravings...the kudzu was much more effective because it made me feel dizzy and kind of nauseous when I drank. Maybe it works for some, but I'm not having luck with it. For the record my doc knows I am taking the Naltrexone and still drinking and has not said that it will harm me...it's supposed to curb your craving.

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Coolie, Moderation quickly failed for me as well. Naltrexone worked great in the begining and faded as time went on and I was back to my old habits. As with any med the mental determination has to be there as well and I don't know if I thought it would just work on its own. Look up the Sinclair Method to see how Naltexone is suppose to work. Best to you.
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The Sinclair Method is the oldest program utilizing naltrexone to eliminate or control drinking and does work if used correctly. There is more to it then a doctor giving you the pills, the dosage must be adjusted to each person.

I went to Neuro Assisted Recovery where the owner, Beverly Rayfield, worked closely with Dr David Sinclair in 1999 and she understands how this medication works. I have the freedom to choose not to drink or to have a occasional drink with friends.

Those of you that find the medication not working need to look into the Sinclair Method at sinclairmethod.com . It is truly a life saver program. Good luck to you all
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Old 05-07-2008, 11:51 AM
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Interesting thread -- I am going look into the Sinclair method...
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