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my husband is an alcoholic and read about selincro two years ago. He asked his GP for it but they said he had to go to turning point.they said that they only prescribed medication for those who had stopped drinking, however they said they could help him. He has seen a few different people there who have given conflicting advice which isnt helpful. They seemed to think he should be able to stop drinking himself using a drinking diary, but if he could have done it himself he wouldn't have needed help. He has a serious physical addiction which no amount of behavioural suggestions will touch. I have been reading about the sinclair method and bought the book. He has again gone back to GP and been told once again to go to turning point. He now has to persuade them to prescribe him either naltrexone or selincro (they say they dont prescribe the latter) he has to negotiate all this whilst in the grip of a serious addiction. I am still not convinced they will help as it seems not to be the way they do things. I have found an online pharmacy where he can get selincro with an online medical consultation and if turning point dont help then this is plan b. Any advice on how to get either of these drugs prescribed on the NHS with some medical supervision? I dont really like the thought of buying drugs online.
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