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  • JoannaC3Europe 5
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    Naltrexone/Nalmefene (Selincro)/The Sinclair Method Hints and Tips

    Since many of you are now either using, or considering using, naltrexone or nalmefene (Selincro) as per The Sinclair Method, I recently wrote the following short 'hints and tips' article that provide a guide to working with the medication, therefore helping to ensure the method is as smooth as

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  • Emis Moderator M
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    Useful Resources

    Below is a list of useful resources concerning alcohol consumption. Some of the Patient articles are also linked on every discussion page under Related information in the right sidebar. Patient leaflet on Alcoholism and Problem Drinking:

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  • neville79844 3

    62 years old male alcoholic seeks help

    I drink about 2 litres of cheap 4.5 percent alcohol by volume cider every day. If I don't I can't sleep and I feel very ill. My GP is unsymapathetic. I don't do AA it doesn't suit me. Any suggestions polease? I live in Plymouth Devon, alone.

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  • Crazycat 3

    Partner of an alcoholic in denial, my struggle

    This is hard to write as I love the man but not the disease that is alcoholism. Brief history is I have known him 10 yrs but only been officially together 3 yrs ie living together, he has been a drinker for 18 yrs + that I know of so well before I met him and have found out that his mother died of

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  • Kerry78042 2

    Just about to start Naltrexone

    Hi everyone, I have just ordered my first supply of Naltrexone ... I am both excited and incrediby apprehensive at starting it, the excitement at the moment, far outweighing the worry of side effects, bearing in mind if I carry on the way I am, the side effects of my alcohol intake will be far

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  •  christine13951 2

    Can any1 help, I have tried everything?

    Hello to everyone on this site. I am a 45 year old woman with a bad drink problem and I am desperate to quit as I am terrified of dying. I have tried AA which wasn't for me, I have previously been referred by my GP for 1 on 1 counselling sessions and also group therapy. I have even forked out more

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  • jan12 2

    selincro/nalmefene and alcohol

    I drink between 1 and 2 bottles of wine a night. Took my first selincro tablet yesterday afternoon and genuinely didn't feel like I wanted any booze, not sure whether this is psychological or not but who cares, it seems to work. Unfortunately I took the tablet when picking my daughter up from

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  • sara89604 1

    Periodic drinker. AA isn't the right place for me.

    Hi. I've just joined this group. Would love to hear people's thoughts on controlling alcohol without AA.. I have tried AA Meetings at first it was aspiring but soon I found that I couldn't relate. I'm a functioning social drinker (two glasses of wine easy) but once every three months, then lately

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  • JustNow 1

    Where/how can I get naltrexone or similar??

    My GP was not impressed by the idea of trying a drugs route to reduce my drinking. So I did as I was told and tried counselling instead (yeh, like dragging up my past is going to help; was actually drinking more by the end of that 6 month stint!!) I have tried will power, herbs, exercise, books,

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  • sharon7979 3

    Allen Carr book and The Forum

    I have been off the drink now for 6 days after reading this cover to cover over a few days and doing the cd. 6 days might not sound like that much but i was necking loads raw vodka for quite a while to say the least. Starting from the though there was a few days here and there that i

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  • Guest M

    drinking while taking acamprosate

    I was placed on a course of camprol by my GP I had been off drink for about a month. While I was told not to drink while taking this medication Ibeing an alcoholic did the opposite and started drinking again after about 2/3 weeks of taking it. I found that I was not getting drunk my consumption of

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  • sharon7979 3

    need to pick myself up but its just so hard

    Lost it there over the last few days. Just miss my family so much and it all got too much again in the end. Not drinking today and i am seeing the addictions team tomorrow. I went to bed last night and all i could think of was getting up today and getting my first drink. But i havent so far and to

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  • susan60053 3

    Need some help again!

      to serious drinking and do not seem to be able to stop by myself also feeling ill, vicious circle. Watched a video last night regarding A U D and the T S M it made sense or am i clutching at straws ? In someone's opinion which of the two pills mentioned is the best? Thanks.

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  • candis33631 3

    Kudzu Root UPDATE

    I am so excited I can hardly contain myself at times.  I started taking kuduz a herbal anti-alcohol support last Tuesday.  The angushish, depression, fear, and downright horror of thinking I was doomed to be a drunk the rest of my life disappeared to a hypomanic feeling of feeling fantastic ever

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  • sharon7979 3

    I have stopped drinking now for 2 day. Am i in withdrawl

    I have stopped now for 2 days after drinking myself in oblivion over the last few weeks. I am so shaky right now, and have this weird shaky feeling in my legs. Does anyone know if this is a serious withdrawl sympton???Its realy freaking me out. I could barely walk to the shops today. I havent been

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  • hope4cure 6

    Does anyone take Baclofen to control cravings?

    Some who r  suffering from alcohol addiction all their adult lives. In the last few years alcohol abuse increases due to inceased long term use. I understand  some  First Step Drug & Alcohol clinics offer  Baclofen 10mg tablets once or twice a day. For those u have little hope of stopping. When I

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  • notsofast 2

    Selincro/Nalmefene Diary

    Hi everyone, fellow alcohol abuser here. This is my first post and after trying most things to give up, this week I obtained 14 days worth of selincro from an online pharmacy after reading about it on here and elsewhere and I'm going to post daily to say how it's going in case anyone finds it

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  • bb123 3

    Are blood tests mostly right to rule out....

    I have going through the posts and was impressed on the discussions/answers that's been posted and wanted to share my story. I'm a 55 yr old female and used to have an occassional 3-6 beers through the week/weekend. Then in 2014-2015 I upped that to include 2-3 days of the week and drank on the

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  • sandy42763 3

    Partner of an alcoholic

    Hi all. I've took my partner back after him leaving for 2 months. He said he missed me and the family. I thought he change, but he hasn't He left a drunk and depressed and come back as a depressed alcoholic. Does this man love me or is he a liar I love him so much. How can I help him. He

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  • Smile47824 3

    18 days

    Just want to put it out there that today has been 18 sober!!! 😊😊😊 I calculated an abuse of a weekly average of 50 (6oz) glasses of wine a week. What is very surprising is the lack of interest I have in picking it back up.

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  • Paper fairy 6

    Hopeless again and going back on Naltrexone

    Hi. Some of you may remember me and I'm sorry I left the forum and went on another forum, that seemed to help me for a while, on and off. It was a spiritualist meditation forum and it did help me for months. sadly I'm back where I was these last few months and I can't go on like this.. I have 20

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  • peter97822 3

    Drinking every day...

    Hello. I've just signed up here because I thought it might help to acknowledge somewhere, in some small way, that I have a problem with alcohol. And maybe compare notes with other people and their experiences. I'm not ready to tell friends and family yet. I'm in my late 30s and for a long time (4 years)...

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  • cherry123 3

    Alcohol detox on librium

    Please ,,any help or advice appreciated. I've been drinking since script today for 10mg librium to start  tomorrow i cant start now cos im drinking soon can i take it? Want to b in work i get up early and take it round 4 or 5 will it help please..

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  • mrt15885 1

    Beginner

    Hi. Ive been drinking for along time and it reached 35cL of raki or more per night. I've ordered the medication. However I've some concerns. I like drinking and the trigger is mostly family life. However alcohol is endangering it also. I want to become a social drinker. Do you think that sports can

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  • brandy88093 1

    I've decided to quit drinking

    I am 32 years old. I just turned 32 last week. I have had numurous situations that have occured because of alcohol. Countless times waking up in regret. I am going to be a professional court reporter in a couple of months, and I also have a 2-year-old son. The other day I got pulled over after

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  • bellaseb 2

    What constitutes alcoholism?

    Hello I'm not sure if anyone can answer this, but since I feel it may be an issue, I'm probably in the right place to I'm currently on Sertraline (100mg) for anxiety, as well as various other meds including sleeping pills (zopiclone 7.5mg), but my drinking habits are the same as they have

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  • j-bran 2

    Am I just fooling myself?

    Hi folks, so I haven't had any alcohol in 13 months. I'm feeling very well both mentally and physically. The last time I drank I experienced what was described to me as minor withdrawal ( figity, anxiety, restlessness, rapid heart rate) it lasted about 2 days and was enough for me to hang it up.

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  • Kinnock 1

    On and off

    Hi ​I am male and in my forties.  I have been drinking 1-2 bottles of 13.5-14% wine a day for a few months now.  My knee locked up completely at the weekend and so I didn't drink for a day and now it's working again.  I can bend it and walk. ​I say and do stupidnthings when I drink that make me

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  • gav44887 3

    My descent into alcohol dependency and what to do about it?

    Well, I feared it would happen - and am afraid it has. A taste for alcohol (that was not dangerous for over 25 years) finally bcame toxic due toa series of seriousluy negative life events in close succession over the past year, resulting in several admissions to hospital (some necessary, some due

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  • gav44887 3

    Update on my situation and response to Acamprosate

    Firstly, I have been absent for a while, not least because my laptop finally called it a day and I've had to get a new one. Seconadly, I want to thank Joanna (C3Europe) and Paul Turner for their advice during this difficult spelll.  Paul, if I had felt able to travel to Birmingham from Belfast, I

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