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Sobriety - get help today Untitled Document 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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How long do you go?
by jdavis
I know that I can drink too much at times and have been called on it. Then I'll...
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What do you do when you don't have insurance???
by November_rain
Hi All,

If you need treatment but do not have insurance, what are your option...

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scared to death
by Anonymous
I am one day sober and I am scared to death. It seems like a cycle, I stop drin...
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I can taste it
by lizb
So at just over 2 years sober my boss waves a glass of red wine under my nose at...
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relapse due to chronic pain
by trina
I am losing myself. i suffer from chronic pain afraid of the pain pills.been dri...
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No-one believes me.
by Anonymous
By no-one, i mean my husband. I've always been honest about it with him. How can...
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First Meeting
by Shanti
I have been sober for 6 days. I attended my first meeting tonight. My husband th...
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2nd dui
by Anonymous
I am now facing my 2nd dui and I have to decide whether to fight the case or tak...
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Beginner meetings
by Anonymous
How can i find beginner meetings around Ambler,pa
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Sobriety - Recovery from Alcoholism and Drug Addiction in Philadelphia

Sobriety in PhiladelphiaSobriety Online is a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting alcoholics and people with addictions in their recovery.

There are many sites dealing with alcoholism and addiction on the web; however, what sets us apart is that we are committed to providing information and resources for people recovering from alcoholism and addiction (and their families) in Southeast Pennsylvania (SE PA) including Bucks County, Chester County, Delaware County, Montgomery County and the City of Philadelphia.

Sobriety FAQ's: Alcoholism, also known as alcohol dependence, is a disease that includes the following four symptoms:

  • Craving - A strong need, or urge, to drink.
  • Loss of control - Not being able to stop drinking once drinking has begun.
  • Physical dependence - Withdrawal symptoms, such as nausea, sweating, shakiness, and anxiety after stopping drinking.
  • Tolerance - The need to drink greater amounts of alcohol to get high.

Can alcoholism be cured? No, alcoholism cannot be cured at this time. Even if an alcoholic hasn't been drinking for a long time, he or she can still suffer a relapse. Not drinking is the safest course for most people with alcoholism.

Can alcoholism be treated? Yes, alcoholism can be treated. Alcoholism treatment programs use both counseling and medications to help a person stop drinking. Treatment has helped many people stop drinking and rebuild their lives.

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Medications

ANTABUSE: A decades-old aversion therapy drug designed to discourage drinking by making users sick if they drink alcohol.
NALTREXONE: A generic medication that can block the brain chemicals that make addicts feel good after drinking or taking drugs like heroin. Approved as an alcohol abuse treatment in 1994.
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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