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DefinitelyMedicated posted a topic in General DiscussionsI'm on a lot of medication for my alcohol use disorder and major depression disorder /w concomitant anxiety. ALCOHOLISM: Acamprosate [Campral] 333mg TT (666mg) TID CF Baclofen [Lioresal] 20mg TID Topiramate [Topamax] 50mg BID DEPRESSION: Sertraline [Zoloft] 100mg TT (200mg) QD Aplenzin 348mg (bupropion [Wellbutrin] hbr) QAM Aripiprazole [Abilify] 20mg QD ANXIOLYSIS: Propranolol [Inderal] 60mg TID Amitriptyline [Elavil] 50mg QHS --- I stumbled upon a 750ml (fifth) of vodka I hid from myself three days ago; I am now thinking that drinking is gross! (after I ended up drinking it all at once, after a month clean.) I was not drunk at all. No euphoria whatsoever. I began to question what I ever found to be so elusive about drinking— I've been having cravings on the medication, tbh, but this slip up has actually made the cravings a lot better since I now know I won't enjoy the drink unless I stop taking the meds. I woke up the next morning with a mild hangover feeling too, and that is unusual for me. I'm becoming... indifferent to alcohol, but I still think about other drugs from time to time, but ETOH almost killed me. My anxiety is still high, and my depression is still there, but I think that symptomology will improve if I can stay sober. Is there a particular medicine I take that makes me adverse to the alcohol or maybe it's the combo of everything? Placebo? Thanks!
Admin2 posted a topic in ResearchThis is an extremely comprehensive look at the definition, causes, treatment and gaps in treatment of addiction. You can download the entire PDF from the link below. "The time has come for addiction medicine to be fully integrated into health care systems and medical practice. Health care providers, especially physicians, are our front line in disease prevention and treatment. They must understand the risk factors for addiction, screen for risky substance use and intervene when needed, and diagnose, treat and manage addiction just as they do all other diseases." http://www.centeronaddiction.org/addiction-research/reports/addiction-medicine