Low Dose Naltrexone for Alcoholism

If you suffering from alcohol addiction and have been unable to find a way to get through this difficult time in your life, consider low dose naltrexone. 

Individuals with alcoholism can face serious health problems including cardiovascular disease, liver failure, memory loss, various types of cancer, stroke, and more. Alcoholism can also result in severe, life-threatening withdrawals when an alcoholic stops consuming alcohol for a period of time.

Fortunately, you may be able to use low dose naltrexone for alcoholism. In doing so, you may be able to treat your alcoholism and begin to rebuild your life. Low dose naltrexone is available only through a compounding pharmacy like The Healthy Choice, so you will need to speak with your physician if you are interested in low dose naltrexone for your alcoholism. 

What Is Low Dose Naltrexone?

Naltrexone is a drug that has previously been used to treat opioid addictions. As a competitive opioid antagonist, the naltrexone binds to the opioid receptors and prevents the opioid response. 

In these treatments, Naltrexone is given in doses of 50 mg. But in lower doses, closer to 4.5 mg, Naltrexone may be able to help alleviate the symptoms of many other medical conditions including multiple sclerosis, certain types of cancers, chronic pain, Crohn’s disease, and alcoholism

Low dose naltrexone is able to reduce the body’s inflammatory response to the types of cells that cause pain and other harmful symptoms while increasing the body’s natural production of endorphins. Endorphins are what make you feel good, similar to that feeling you get after a good workout. But how can low dose naltrexone help people who are suffering from alcoholism?

Treating Alcoholism With Low Dose Naltrexone

One of the reasons why those with alcohol addictions find it so difficult to stop drinking is because their body’s have become dependent on alcohol. When they attempt to stop drinking, they become sick and suffer withdrawal symptoms such as tremors, sweating, anxiety, insomnia, vomiting, and even seizures. 

However, when a patient is given low dose naltrexone, they may be able to stop consuming alcohol while experiencing fewer or no symptoms of withdrawal. This can help them to get through the initial withdrawal period. Then, when the body produces more endorphins, they may feel better. 

Alcoholics may be more likely to continue getting further treatment for their alcoholism and be less tempted to continue consuming alcohol while taking low dose naltrexone. If you are suffering from alcoholism and are interested in using low dose naltrexone to treat your addiction, speak with your physician to see whether LDN could be a good option for you.

Contact a Compounding Pharmacy in New York

You can learn more about how to use low dose naltrexone for alcoholism and obtain other helpful resources by speaking with your physician and contacting qualified New York compounding pharmacy, The Healthy Choice. You can reach us by phone at 914-238-1700 or through the online contact form at the bottom of this page.