Antabuse's effect only physical on alcoholics

Jan 28, 2010 Full story: Desert Sun 10

Question: How does Antabuse work? If, as I was told, it makes a person sick if he drinks, why would any other treatment be necessary? Answer: Antabuse works by blocking the removal of a toxic substance that occurs in the liver when alcohol is broken down or metabolized.

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Homedeeth

Leamington Spa, UK

#1 Jan 29, 2010
Antabuse is a last resort to fight the cravings of an alcoholic. No other treatment is necessary because no other drug works in the same way. In the past, and i suppose present, when i haven't been using antabuse, alcohol is on my mind constantly. When i am taking antabuse, i do not think of it. I don't link the the horrible effects to me taking it. I just don't think about it. Therefore antabuse works for me

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#2 Feb 2, 2010
Homedeeth wrote:
Antabuse is a last resort to fight the cravings of an alcoholic. No other treatment is necessary because no other drug works in the same way. In the past, and i suppose present, when i haven't been using antabuse, alcohol is on my mind constantly. When i am taking antabuse, i do not think of it. I don't link the the horrible effects to me taking it. I just don't think about it. Therefore antabuse works for me
Are there any side effects to antabuse. I can not drink but it is always in my mind. I can not forget that i can not drink which makes me want to drink.
kerrcorps

United States

#3 Mar 2, 2010
Well I'm going to start by saying that I am not trying to be rude or sound like I know more than anyone. I work in the medical field in a rehab prgram and I wanted to imform you guys of a few things. First of all, Antabure does NOT get rid of cravings for all people, it will only make all very sick if you take them and drink. Some people have no cravings, but some will continue to crave the alcohol. Antabuse will stay in your system for at least 72-96 hours after you have stopped taking it, so be wary of that. This drug will do it's job when mixed with alcohol, in turn means you WILL feel like crap: headaches, vomiting, and flu like symptoms but much worse, are the ones I have witnessed. A drug that i do know of that I have had many recovering addicts tell me was very effective with cravings was Naltrexone HCL. I have a recovering heroin addict as well as she was a heavy alcoholic on this medication for 3 months, "without a craving" as she states.

I am an alcoholic as well, sober now for 6 years.
Good Luck with those cravings, but remember your mind will give up, long before your body.

KerrCorps
alex

Chicago, IL

#4 Mar 6, 2011
I can recommend a reputable pharmacy (Antabuse) pillsm.com/buy-antabuse-en.html/... I received the order and it was on time and the pills work great.
P.S. 5% discount coupon code: 9sh73h
Wile-E

Europe

#5 Mar 25, 2011
I don't agree that Antabuse does not stop cravings - cravings are a mental desire and as such knowing the physical impact drinking while on antabuse will have means that mentally you focus less on wanting a drink ie you don't want to endure the side effects so the option of will you/won't you drink becomes moot.
John

Raleigh, NC

#6 Apr 17, 2011
alex wrote:
I can recommend a reputable pharmacy (Antabuse) pillsm.com/buy-antabuse-en.html/... I received the order and it was on time and the pills work great.
P.S. 5% discount coupon code: 9sh73h
Many thanks for the coupon offer.
Nobody

Largo, FL

#7 May 4, 2011
Wile-e did you ever think that many alcoholics don't even care to live when they drink much less worry about an upset tummy ( I drank a whole d#$m bottle on anabuse im not proud of it but i had just lost a child) anyway point being this is only deterring to party animal type alcoholics not those who drink simply to shut off their mind because you certainly can still drink enough to do that while on anabuse it might actually kill you or you'll wish you were dead ( yes drinking on anabuse is unpleasant for reasons not even listed on any of these pages)anyway i have heard good things about naltrexone i have taken suboxone which contains naltrexone and can attest to its craving reducing ability
Wife of drunk

Appleton, WI

#8 Jun 29, 2011
I made my husband take Antabuse because he had 2 drunk driving tickets and kept driving drunk. At times he would sneakily spit out his pills. Then, I watched him right after he took them to make sure he swalled them. Recently, he ended up in the ER. They thought he had vertigo. Acutally, it was how Antabuse affected him while drinking. Unfortunately, it doesn't make him throw up.
al newman

Denver, CO

#9 Aug 25, 2011
i have been drinking on antabuse that i take regularly in the morning and drink a 1/2 pint of vodka with absolutely no ill effects! honestly!
OKG

Fernley, NV

#12 Aug 28, 2013
Just started Antabuse yesterday. Been sober for 42 hours. So far no side effects. :)

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