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How to quit drinking?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • June 28, 2007
  • 08:43 AM

My husband has been drinking for 20 years and has had several detoxes. Unfortunately, he relapses each time because of his craving. I'm aware there's a drug available for treating alcohol addiction called Campral. I would appreciate your comments concerning this type of treatment.

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  • Hello, my husband is also an alcoholic who has been in rehab a couple of times. This last time (about 8 months ago) he was clean for 60 days and did take Campral however the drug is only as good as your will power and commitment to staying clean and sober. He decided one night after 60 days that he wanted a drink and has been drinking every night since then. Good luck, it is hard to watch someone you love go through this and not know what to do to help.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 8, 2008
    • 03:16 AM
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  • Hi: being a drug addict and alcoholic sometimes we have to be given a choice. Lose every thing or get clean & sober. Some of the places he can go is AA & NA. There are very good people in those meetings and sometimes they may think "oh this meeting sucks" but then you take what you can and leave the rest. Also getting a sponsor (of the same sex) and calling that sponsor on a daily basis would probably help him with getting through. It works if you work it, sucks if you don't. Sometimes, it just takes the person to hit bottom. It may take rehab after rehab but they have to have an open mind and sometimes it just takes losing everything. I would suggest you go to alanon and get healthy yourself. You'll know what to do and it will make you a stronger person. Just don't let them get their way when they say " these meeting don't work". You have to work the steps. They do not automatically work. They have to work them. It isn't easy. But sometimes they say 90 meetings in 90 days. I have seen the miracles that come from these programs. Good Luck;);)-----klschup
    klschup 42 Replies
    • January 27, 2008
    • 11:19 PM
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  • this is to Blaze: I beg to differ with you. Alcolholism and Drug Addiction is a disease. Drs have done alot of research on this. And I myself am an alcoholic and drug addict. If I could drink just one drink and let it go at that I would drink. I have no control over drinking and the same goes for drugs. I am an addict & acoholic. That makes me that. Not everyone has bugs in their bodies and if they do a cleanse guaranteed that will not take care of their addictions. If you can show my one addict or alcoholic that does a cleanse and it cures them of the disease of addiction I will take a look at that then. But show me one scientific truth that has been tried and true. I am talking about trials and scientific trials. Not some dr who says everyone has bugs. I am not really putting you down but I guess I get hot under the collar when people come up with Natural things that are going to cure you. I go over that everyday with my oldest daughter. She's got the dreadlocks, vegan, and everything natural. She always comes up with cures for me. But that's ok. That's her stuff and she can think anyway she wants but put some backing behind it. I've been there and would not want to go back to that world of self hate again. It's not worth it, expecially because of the liver disease that I have, if I have one shot of alcohol I'm just as good as dead. I'm not ready to go yet.;);)
    klschup 42 Replies
    • February 2, 2008
    • 05:39 AM
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  • It took me 3 DWI to hit bottom and decide to stop drinking. I knew if I continued to drink there would come a time in the future where I would end up behind the wheel, get arrested again, and do time. (Which I was lucky enough to avoid so far.) Then the state would help me stop, so I decided to do it on my own.I had drank for over 25 years and slowly tapered myself down over several months till I wasn't drinking more than I was. I contracted Hepatitis C three years later and then just gave it up all together. I haven't drank in 12 years now and really don't even remember what I saw in it. All it ever did was cause me trouble on several levels and make me feel like crap the next day.AA works for a lot of people so I can't knock it but it wasn't for me. Not to offend anybody but I don't believe alcoholism is a disease either.
    alias2277b 18 Replies
    • October 2, 2008
    • 05:45 PM
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  • Dear all, my husband has problem with drinking, he does not drink everyday, his addiction is diofferent, his bouts of uncontrollable desire comes once a month or twice or thrice a month and when he wants to drink he will leave everything else to go. When he wants to drink is he disappears alone at night, answers no one's phone, opens a room in a hotel nearby and drinks and smokes to his heart's content and only comes home next morning. He always feels extremely sorry and promises not to do it again but it always happens again. I have even told him that if he has to drink, drink at home, pls don't disappear but he still disappears when he wants to drink. it's happened uncountable number of times, his work gets affected, I'm almost leaving him, so many things has happened and he still does it. To me, I think it's some sort of addiction but don't know how to help him...he's been to doctors but they all give some medicine and say it's upto his will power. Nothing much. Anybody familiar with this kind of addiction?
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  • My husband has been drinking for 20 years and has had several detoxes. Unfortunately, he relapses each time because of his craving. I'm aware there's a drug available for treating alcohol addiction called Campral. I would appreciate your comments concerning this type of treatment.Generally it is quite difficult to use addiction.First of all you need to commit your husband to quit it.Compral is being used to restore a chemical balance in the brain that is disrupted by long-term or chronic alcohol abuse.try to remove all cans and bottles from your house.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 10, 2011
    • 06:59 AM
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  • Generally it is quite difficult to use addiction.First of all you need to commit your husband to quit it.Compral is being used to restore a chemical balance in the brain that is disrupted by long-term or chronic alcohol abuse.try to remove all cans and bottles from your house.In General it is quite difficult to get rid of any addiction.First of all you need to commit your husband to quit it.Compral is being used to restore a chemical balance in the brain that is disrupted by long-term or chronic alcohol abuse.try to remove all cans and bottles from your house.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 11, 2011
    • 06:47 AM
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  • In General it is quite difficult to get rid of any addiction.First of all you need to commit your husband to quit it.Compral is being used to restore a chemical balance in the brain that is disrupted by long-term or chronic alcohol abuse.try to remove all cans and bottles from your house.Baltimore fitness
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 15, 2011
    • 05:52 AM
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  • In General it is quite difficult to get rid of any addiction.First of all you need to commit your husband to quit it.Compral is being used to restore a chemical balance in the brain that is disrupted by long-term or chronic alcohol abuse.try to remove all cans and bottles from your house.Baltimore fitness
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 15, 2011
    • 05:53 AM
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  • Don't hang around people and places where you might be tempted to drink. Stop going to the bars where you used to drink and stop associating with people who will pressure you to drink. Try to take healthy food as this will stop the craving for drinking alcohol. Alcoholism is a disease that plagues many people. To quit drinking alcohol takes a great deal of patience and will power, but the benefits are definitely worth it! drug rehab
    meganjo 1 Replies
    • February 16, 2011
    • 10:15 AM
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  • Quitting drinking is dangerous. Alcohol withdrawal can be fatal. Not taking a drink can actually kill a person. These are true statements and you have to realize that if someone is heavily addicted to alcohol then they are in great danger if they suddenly stop drinking alcohol. If this is the case in your situation then you might need to seek immediate medical treatment. If someone stops drinking suddenly and they are starting to shake violently then you need to get them to an emergency room immediately.
    jerlin09 1 Replies
    • February 23, 2011
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  • Hi there, Most people with alcohol problems do not decide to make a big change out of the blue or transform their drinking habits overnight. Recovery is usually a more gradual process. In the early stages of change, denial is a huge obstacle. Even after admitting you have a drinking problem, you may make excuses and drag your feet.
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