Naltrexone Science Based Treatment for Alcoholism

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From a Snake Pit to Science About 14 million American adults meet diagnostic criteria for alcohol abuse or alcohol dependence (alcoholism).  Approximately 1.5 million seek treatment for their alcohol-related problems.  Throughout history, attempts to treat alcoholics have been ill conceived and gave disappointing results. An early treatment for alcoholism may have been devised by ancient […]

Naltrexone Points of Information

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Treatment plans using naltrexone ideally respond to individual patient needs. In that regard, practitioners may want to consider the following evidence-based conclusions: 1. Naltrexone is effective in a variety of alcoholism-treatment settings where motivation to stay in treatment, avoid relapses to heavy drinking, and take medications is supported by appropriate psychosocial therapy. 2. Naltrexone may […]

Methamphetamine…..Crystal Meth

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A 2015 study by UCLA researchers has found that Naltrexone, a drug used to treat alcohol and opiate dependence, may also be a promising treatment for addiction to methamphetamine. “The results were about as good as you could hope for,” said Lara Ray, a UCLA associate professor of psychology, director of the UCLA Addictions Laboratory […]