NALTREXONE to quit drinking? Anyone??

So I was recently told about Naltrexone and how it reduces the cravings for alcohol.

Here is a little info
Naltrexone is an opioid antagonist which has been approved by the FDA for the treatment of Alcohol Dependence since 1994. An opioid antagonist is a drug which blocks the opioid receptors in the brain and prevents opioids from binding to them. An antagonist not only produces no high, it prevents people from getting any high from drugs like heroin since it prevents them from binding to the receptors in the brain. Naltrexone also prevents the endorphins, the brain's natural painkillers, from binding to the receptors in the brain. One well-known opioid antagonist is Narcan (naloxone); a shot of Narcan can reverse a heroin overdose and bring a person back to life by knocking all the heroin molecules off the receptors in the person's brain. It also puts the person into instant withdrawal. Naltrexone comes in pill form and is taken orally, although it is also available in the form of a 30 day implant known as Vivitrol.

I am looking for some input on this stuff.

Has anyone here taken it or know of anyone who has?

Well it sounds like it works for opioids. Where's the alcohol benefit?

Animal studies conducted in the 1980s established that naltrexone decreased alcohol consumption through its action at the opiate receptors. Human clinical trials followed that confirmed that naltrexone, when used in combination with psychosocial therapy, could reduce cravings for alcohol and decrease relapse rates to alcohol use (O'Malley et al., 1992; Volpicelli, Alterman, Hayashida, & O'Brien, 1992; Volpicelli, Watson, King, Sherman, & O'Brien, 1995).

With FDA approval of naltrexone to treat AUDs in 1994, DuPont renamed the drug ReVia®. ReVia and a generic version of naltrexone are now manufactured by Barr Pharmaceuticals. Mallinckrodt also manufactures naltrexone under the brand name Depade®.

I drink way more then I should.

I know it's unhealthy, I'm not gonna take a magic pill to manipulate my receptors and such as the iraq.

Funny enough, actual midget facts do the same thing to me.

I wish you luck my friend.


When I don't want to get drunk, I just drink light beer.

for opiod addiction

i take LOW DOSE for chronic pain / CRPS

Watch the documentary One Little Pill. It is about this.

Good movie, very interesting topic

Well if you're like me and you're a ferocious alcoholic, then anything is better for you than alcohol.

some people may not agree with what I say but if you are a real alcoholic. It's a very baffling thing. The people around us look at us and wonder why you getting so fucked up. Imagine how the alcoholic and feels  The best I can liken it to is that most people when they drink always have a little more than they say. I guess there may be some sort of craving although quite mild for normal people. One beer craving and that craving then becomes beyond our mental control. 

 So in my opinion, take this drug for opiate addiction. I would even say take opiates for a while if you need to. Opiates seem to curb the cravings. But if there is a  drug on the market that is used for taking opiates and it also helps with alcohol, I would recommend using it. 

I purchased some generic Revia from an on line pharmacy.

You're supposed to take a pill, wait ~hr and then start drinking. It's very strange because you don't get high from the alcohol. No buzz, no reason to drink.

I decided I liked the buzz too much and stopped taking it lol. I think I still have a few pills around here somewhere...

You want to quit alcohol? smoke weed.

UltimateKeyboardWarrior - Watch the documentary One Little Pill. It is about this.

Good movie, very interesting topic
Here is the trailer for the movie

FYI, you can buy Naltrexone on alldaychemist

Here is a Larry King video on Naltrexone. I wanted to post this in my first post but forgot.

Blue please.

Here is another video from Claudia 'Christain