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Sobriety - get help today Untitled Document Cant find time to attend meetings
by Cam94
Hello, I have limited free time and cant make time to attend more meetings.
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What are you thankful for today....
by emack
today I am thankful for being able to say I have a drinking problem and being ab...
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open or closed meeting?
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****, I Can't Believe I'm Post This
by Bonnie1224
I am a medical professional and I am afraid to go to meeting. If someone sees me...
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Father of Alcoholic Child
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I have a 30 year old child who is in need of help for Alcoholism. How can I help...
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Weekend Meerings - Poconos 18624
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Looking to find weekend meetings around zip 18624 within 15 miles -
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High when the kids are home!
by July29
My husband and I have been together for 20 years, and married for 10. We have 2...
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Father Addicted to Heroin/Pills
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Hi, my name is Kya. My father is 60 years old. He has been addicted to various d...
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Can't make it
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We'll more broken promises. He couldn't make it a week without Coke.
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not sure I have the right forum
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Medications

ANTABUSE: A decades-old aversion therapy drug designed to discourage drinking by making users sick if they drink alcohol.
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CAMPRAL: The U.S. trade name for a medication used for nearly two decades in Europe and other countries, where it is known as known as acamprosate. Campral, marketed in the United States by Forest Laboratories Inc., is designed to help recovering alcoholics stay abstinent by easing withdrawal symptoms and reversing drinking-induced brain chemistry imbalances.
VIVITREX: A reformulated, long-acting version of naltrexone administered by injection once a month in a doctor's office to slowly release the drug. Vivitrex's maker, Alkermes Inc., believes many alcoholics will find it easier to stick to the once-a-month regimen than naltrexone users' daily pill-taking routine. The Food and Drug Administration is expected to respond by September 30 to Alkermes' request to market the drug.

 

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