I have been prescribed this drug on the theory that it will block alcohol effects hence I will stop drinking because I will feel no highs..(drunkeness) from the alcohol. So far I have taken this drug for 10 days and as yet, I have not experienced this. I still feel drunk after drinking. Does anyone know how long it will take before the drug takes effect and stops the effect of alcohol?
I'd like to know, too... I have been taking NAltrexone for two days and my urge to dring had reduced. I drink more slowly, and spaced my drinks with vegetable jucie in between... let's see how I go tis weekend... it will be the test
I've now been on this for 8 weeks, I spoke to my alcohol worker about this and he explained that I will always feel drunk with alcohol however the aim of the drug is to reduce cravings and supposedly not enjoy the drunk feeling. This has happened but drink is still in my life, just more under control and less of it. Hope you succeed on your journey to being alcohol free...good luck!
I was a chronic but functioning alcoholic for decades. I started a daily 50 mg dose about 17 months ago. My goal was not abstinence; it was control. I continued to drink as usual and gradually over the weeks and months my cravings vanished. When I discovered how easy it was to be satisfied with one drink, as opposed to the whole bottle (that still wasn't enough in the old days!) I was very pleased. But I was surprised to find that I got a nice pleasant buzz on one drink or two, it tasted the same and still gave me that great warm tingly feeling I have learned to love. The difference was that I could enjoy it like a normal person and not crave more. In the past couple of months I have really tapered off and been pleased with the extra cash that has appeared. I am thrilled that I can enjoy wine or a holiday toddy this season and feel completely satisfied without craving more. Currently I am only taking naltrexone on days I expect to drink. I got frustrated trying to explain to friends that it is not antabuse, does not work like antabuse and has nothing to do with antabuse. Has anyone else had the experience that alcohol stills tastes good and makes them high; they just don't want nearly as much of it?
Almaviva. I have been on it for five months, using the same method you are using (Sinclair Method) and have had pretty much the same experience. There are whole forums devoted to the Sinclair Method.
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