Naltrexone, Anti-Addiction Medication Works, Rehab Assisted Recovery Midwest-How One Drinker Quit


 

Naltrexone, Anti-Addiction Medication Works, Rehab Assisted Recovery Midwest-How One Drinker Quit – Naltrexone, quit drinking cold turkey with the help of a pill. One former drinker talks about his experience. “Percy Menzies, St. Louis, Missouri-based Rehab & Recovery Center, Assisted Recovery Centers of America (ARCA Midwest) treats patients in an on-site hospital, then refers them to outside physicians for follow-up treatment along with therapy. A federally funded study known as COMBINE compared cognitive-behavioral therapy alone with therapy along with naltrexone. Patients receiving both were more likely to stay abstinent and drank less if they did relapse.” By Caleb Hellerman CNN Senior Medical Producer

 

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