Alcohol Detox Center Decatur AL
Madison Residential Facility
Hotline Phone Numbers: (800) 879-7272
Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment, Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Residency: Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less)
Payment Accepted: Self payment, State financed insurance (other than Medicaid), Private health insurance, Military insurance (e.g., VA,TRICARE)
Languages: ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired
Specializing in Adolescents, Residential beds for clients' children
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Monthly Shot Could Help Fight Alcohol Addiction
Monthly shot could help fight alcohol addiction
Kafi DrexelFriday, February 08, 2008
It''s an uphill battle many alcoholics struggle with: resisting the craving to drink. While it''s certainly no cure, some doctors say a monthly shot could help more alcohol-dependent patients fight the urge.
â€œVivitrol is an injectable form of a medicine known as Naltrexone. Naltrexone is available in oral form, but this is an injectable form, which is given to the patient once-a-month for several reasons: to increase compliance, so patients don''t have to worry about taking the pill; and it delivers a level of drug, which is really very adequate for dealing with alcohol issues,â€ says Clinical Assistant Professor at NYU Dr. Steven Lamm.
Using a drug to treat addiction may seem ironic, but doctors say it can work. How? The drug blocks the brain receptor that may associate reward benefits with drinking. There are other drugs to help with alcohol addiction, but they have to be taken daily, and often with pretty harsh side effects like sweating, vomiting, and rapid heart beat.
Doctors say the once-a-month injectable cuts down on that. One patient says she wouldn''t call the shot a miracle drug, but it''s the only thing that''s helped her with 15 years of addiction.
â€œIt''s been very helpful. I havenâ€™t been drinking as much. I don''t drink every day. I used to before I took Vivitrol and when I do drink, I drink a lot less than I used to,â€ says the recovery alcoholic, who asked to remain anonymous.
While the shot doesn''t necessarily stop alcoholics from drinking, doctors say being able to dramatically reduce the amount of heavy drinking days for patients has a huge impact on physical and emotional health.
â€œOur belief has been that abstinence is the goal for alcoholism and I believe that myself, but at this point I am at least satisfied my patients are drinking significantly less,â€ says Dr. Lamm. â€œWhen they are drinking less there quality of life and t...