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Antabuse (disulfiram)

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Antabuse is a medication that makes a person ill, sometimes violently ill, if the person drinks after taking it. it can possibly be a useful tool for people who are extremely motivated to remain abstinent and are able to remain so when the medication is in their system. There can be many negative consequences related to the administration or use of Antabuse and it is not commonly prescribed. 

According to Linda Burlison in A Prescription for Alcoholics - Medications for Alcoholism, Antabuse is "best used under the following criteria and circumstances:

  • Those with the motivation and who retain enough control to take a pill either daily or as needed.
  • Individuals who opt to use disulfiram without influence or duress from others (if others make a decision that enforces the medication on someone else this can result in negative consequences.
  • For someone who recognizes a period of stress or temptation ahead
  • For someone who suffers from a lot of mental obsession and debate around drinking"1

This information has been taken from the book A Prescription for Alcoholics - Medications for Alcoholism by Linda Burlison, Kindle Locations 8926-9174 and pages 447-458 in the book. A much more comprehensive understanding can be found there. It can be purchased at: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01A1E8YKW?keywords=a%20prescription%20for%20alcoholics&qid=1458427110&ref_=sr_1_1&sr=8-1

Website: http://www.aprescriptionforalcoholics.com/

1. Burlison, Linda (2016-02-02). A Prescription for Alcoholics - Medications for Alcoholism (Kindle Locations 9002-9018). (Pages 447-458). Stonecutter Books. 

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