Ive been given campral to stop my cravings for drink and i keep hearing people say it wont work if you drink but that kind of obvious really but my question is would one night say a special occassion stop it working? please help so basicallly if your not drinking for months with no cravings would one night stop it working thanks :)
One night of drinking won't stop it working but one night of drinking will most definitely knock you off the sober wagon. Then there will be another reason, then another and soon you are back to drinking all the time again - get it???
Drugs.com has this info about cameral: "Treatment with Campral should be initiated as soon as possible after the period of alcohol withdrawal, when the patient has achieved abstinence, and should be maintained if the patient relapses. Campral should be used as part of a comprehensive psychosocial treatment program.
So yes, in theory an alcoholic can drink (relapse) and continue taking Campral.
I am worried for you. Read above again and see the part about a comprehensive treatment program? That typically means seeing a psychiatrist for an antidepressant since alcoholics have been drinking depressants for too long and have messed up their serotonin levels. You should also be in some kind of support group. Doesn't have to be AA but something that works for you. Every addict has a slip whether it's alcohol, pot, or heroin. We all just gotta test the water. Is this your first or? Realize you will always have cravings - period. Caving in to one will no doubt start your daily alcoholism again. You will always have a reason or special occasion to drink. But YOU are different than everybody else - you just can't do it without going back to that old lifestyle.
All the very best to you, blues ~Tony
I am sorry that drinking is such an issue with people. I don't know the drug you are on, but, I understand about having a celebration drink. I think people just want you to be safe. Listen to your heart. I don't think there is that much alcohol in one drink. But, I don't want to steer you wrong. I just wanted you to know someone understands. Don't undo all the work you have done to stop drinking. :)))
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