A new family of medication to treat substance abuse is now available. This medication reduces the intoxicating effects and urges of alcohol and drugs.
Anti Craving Medication
Anti craving medication is prescribed drugs to be used to assist in modifying craving when a patient has stopped using alcohol or drugs. These medications work best as part of a treatment program which also includes a combination of counseling and group support. Anti craving drugs are not intended to reduce or eliminate withdrawal symptoms.
The more commonly used anti-craving medications act in one of several ways:
- Reduce the experienced cravings for drugs
- Reduce the pleasure of consumed drugs
- Cause severe physical reactions, making the consumption of drugs a very negative experience for the patient
Anti craving medication must be prescribed by a medical doctor and work best when part of an overall treatment plan geared toward patient recovery. In the specific instance of anti-craving drugs, the highly experienced specialists at Wellness of Palm Beach work together carefully to diagnose each patient to insure there is sufficient evidence to warrant prescribing such medication.