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What I would like to know is how can I get nalmefene delivered to my home in Canada...my GP isn't aware of it yet??? 

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    Be very careful ordering online. You can never be sure that you are getting what you order. It is scandalous that this drug is not widely available when it offers such benefits.
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      My alcohol counsellor had never heard of it either. She checked it out and said I didn't drink enough to need it! Agree with Paul about buying drugs online. It's dangerous and a lot of scam firms making a lot of money. You don't know exactually what you're getting
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      The problem with 'Alcohol Counsellors' is that many have a terrible knowledge of medical approaches to alcohol treatment. The number of them getting people to try and cut down and keep drinking diaries is typical of the appalling knowledge they have. Many are from charities, are not really trained. I was only discussing this with a colleague of mine, this evening. It is appalling, the poor quality of the help for people with alcohol problems in most areas of the UK.
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      Totally agree with you Paul. The only reason I went was for acupuncture, and a quick referral for CBT. I won't get CBT for at least another 4 months, as it's done on a "needs must" basis. I accept that there are people who are worse off than me. My experience is that alcohol treatment appears to be second best compared to drug abuse. The waiting room is full of posters and notices which are drug related. There is just 1 small poster saying "are you drinking too much" stuck up round a corner!
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      Yes, alcohol problems have always played second fiddle to drug problems but drug problems are dealt with badly too, most people who are addicted to heroin get stuck on a methadone maintenance programme which does absolutely nothing to solve their drug problem, only means that they can legally get drugs, so eliminates some of the crime involved. It's rare that a drug user gets a detox (which is available and does work.)
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      Thanks Paul...my councellor mentioned to me after some discussions with his drug specialists that naltrexone was more suited for drug abusers not so much for drinkers.

      My shrink on the otherhand had no knowledge of a better drug than the one he prescribes...Acamprosate Calcium aka Campral 333mg.

      You must already have stopped drinking in order for it to work.

       

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      That is inaccurate information, Tim, it drives me mad that people spout this nonsense without checking the facts. Naltrexone works very well for both drug and alcohol dependence. Nalmefene does the same thing but is less of a problem to the liver (in cases where a person may have sustained serious liver damage).

      I would like to know who these 'drug specialists' were, or indeed, if your counsellor actually checked with anybody before telling you that.

      Both Naltrexone and Nalmefene block the receptors which give reward from drinking (or taking drugs) and help a person naturally reduce (or even stop) drinking or taking drugs. This means that you carry on using alcohol or drugs in order to retrain your brain.

      Acamprosate is a different type of drug and helps to prevent craving in those who are trying to abstain from drinking. Some people find it very helpful.

       

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      Hey Paul, I have just started Naltrexode so don't  have an opinion on it just yet, Im'  hoping soon.

      Will keep you posted, in the meantime I am sending you an email with an article I recently acquired about  Nalmefene...hoping you are able to post it here somehow.for all to read.

      As before in messages,WHY IN THE HELL WOULD'NT GOVERMENTS GET RIGHT ON WITH THIS???

      Saving lives VS capitalism...I'm angry Paul.

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