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she is on Antabuse

her condition may be terminal

I suggested Balcofen and Lorazepam

any other great ideas (@MoeMentim, especially) ?
« Last Edit: May 07, 2018, 10:20:26 AM by Chip »
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i've gotten off of booze a number of times, aa, rehabs, switching to weed.  tried each one several times, sometimes worked, sometimes didn't.  i'm just back on antibuse  the only other time i tried it was a few months ago.  was the easist way to get sober initially, (long term who knows) so id definitely stay on that. it'll have the best chance of working if she has resolve every morning & takes the pill though. my script ran out and i was broke.  naltrexone has been working for lots of folks, takes the pleasure out of drinking.  but why not look into the others as well.  there may be free rehabs, usually religious though.  i've always gone to those, never paid except for halfway houses.  sorry about your friend. 

im also getting some kratom shortly.  and i live in colorado so i'll be sure to smoke enough.  i'm typing on a tedious on screen keyboard, it's fucking horrible i hit the wrong key at least ten percent of the time.  i need to thrift store a usb one.  i spilled whiskey on my laptops keyboard some time back, hehe.
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thanks Moe,

would you try Naltrexone ? my instincts say that it may work against other types of euphoria but i have no idea.

High dose Ativan surely helps ? any Lorazepam.
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that is/was my concern with naltrexone too.  my psych, who i trust says it won't block natural endorphins/dopamine

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Yes, that's what i thought and i do understand it YET it still irks me.

I think the solution is in the euphoric benzo and maybe "sweetening the doctor-patient relationship" with a weekly "look-forward-to-seeing-the-doctor-and-throw-in-10mg-of-Oxycodone and a little Gabapentinoid for PRN.

the thing about addiction i have learned is that "going sober" or "getting clean" early in your life NEVER seems to work.

why is Chip throwing all those drugs at alcoholics ? because it has to be the most deleterious addiction so strong action is required.

why i'm not running detox programs is beyond me  :-\

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I agree that total abstenance isn't he answe for many folks.  I do think it's the best scenerio for those who can be content without a little chemical help now & again.  Most of the younger people i know who are successful to that end have turned into thrill seekers, seem even they need an endorphine boost now & then.  I've done total abstinence with motorcycles as my medicine, would like to get back that someday

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how is your friend doing?  did she decide on a course of action?

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thanks for asking, Moe but i do not know her personally.

she is the daughter of a staff member of a club that we call Returned and Services League of AustraliaWiki.

she is not drinking right now but i don't know they guy very well so I didn't want to pry.

I just suggested Baclofen and Lorazepam as a possible treatment modality since I have some experience and ideas on treating various addictions.
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