2nd relapse.

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so I've relapsed again. was in rehab for 3 months. had a drink 102 days into sobriety. 12 days later and I'm drinking again. I've been taking campral for 2 weeks and it's made me feel much worse. really not in a good place.

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    Sorry about the relapse vicky, but it's very common. It's certainly worth doing a reset and giving it a go though. Have you ever used Naltrexone or is Campral the only medication for Alcohol Use Disorder that youv've tried? Acamprosate has a success rate of about 35% and while some people do well with it, it seems the bulk of people will need another medication to reach their goals.

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      we were encouraged in the treatment centre not to rely on any medication and just go to aa meetings. I have tried to get naltrexone but wasn't prescribed it.

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      That seems rather incompetent on their part, to not even tell you about treatments that might be medically appropriate for your situation or refer you to someone who could.

      Are you in the UK, US, Oz, etc?

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      Drinking whilst taking campral is a waste of time as it wont work and could account for you blaming campral for making you feel worse.

      Were you prescribed campral straight after a detox? The detox is the easy bit, staying dry is the hard bit. Ideally campral should be taken straight after a detox. Its an anti craving drug and takes about 5 days to kick in and stop the craving.

      Unfortunately, the advice you got from the treatment centre was pretty useless, but very common. AA did nothing for me, in fact it made me want to drink.

      I took campral for 10 months and it was the only thing which worked for me. I couldnt get naltrexone either. In fact the treatment centre had never heard of it, and my GP wouldnt prescribe it.

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