Mentium - I consider myself 'cured' (for want of a better word) and I took naltrexone. The thing is, I feel that if someone WANTS to get the monkey that is AL off ones back, then they WILL comply. If they do not comply then they really do not want to be cured. That is just my opinion of course - but not once did I ever drink without taking the Nal at least an hour before.....
To me, Naltrexone was an absolute miracle - I was a highly functioning alcoholic - I rarely got drunk, (because I did not 'do' hangovers) and many people would argue that I did not really have a problem - but to me I did - because I drank daily! The Nal took me 11 months which is longer than it is 'supposed to'. But I never gave up.
Oh and I would most definitely read the book - it explains all the logistics so helps you understand the whole thing much better!
Wishing you all the best with it,