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Alcohol Rehab Medical Treatment & Medications (Pharmacotherapy)

Searidge Foundation’s pharmacotherapy and medical treatment programmes aspire to heal alcohol addiction. Scientific research has shown that a comprehensive approach for the treatment of alcohol addiction is vital for long term sobriety.  People with alcoholism need a broad range of addiction treatment options including cognitive behavioural therapy, pharmacotherapy-if necessary, support group involvement (AA or Smart Recovery), family therapy, psychiatric treatment when necessary, alternative therapies and a wellness and nutritional approach to recover from alcohol addiction.  

Pharmacotherapy includes highly advanced medications that have been proven effective in many clinical studies.  It provides hope to many that have relapsed and struggled with an alcohol addiction.  Pharmacotherapy treatments can do the following:

  • Block the effects that alcohol cause in the brain.
  • Block the euphoria or “high” associated from alcohol.
  • Decrease the physical effects of alcohol addiction withdrawal
  • Decrease cravings for alcohol.

If the need arises; our clinical team is qualified to prescribe anti-medications such as naltrexone, acamprosate and disulfiram to assist in the recovery process of alcohol addiction.

Our resident nurse, local physician and consulting psychiatrist collaborate to ensure that any health needs are taken care of during your stay with us.

Naltrexone (Revia®)

Naltrexone is a time released injection that lasts for 30 days and prevents people suffering from alcoholism getting drunk or feeling euphoria or a “high” from alcohol during that time period.  It reduces cravings by 90% and the severity of a relapse.  In the Journal of the American Medical Association showed naltrexone becoming effective as early as the second day of usage, and reducing the amount of drinks a person has per month by 90 percent (O’Malley et al. Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology, 2007).

Revia®

Oral form of naltrexone that is just as effective for the treatment of alcohol addiction.

Disulfiram (Antabuse®)

Oral medication that produces an unpleasant reaction when one drinks a little amount of alcohol.

Acamprosate (Campral®)

Oral medication that reduces cravings and overall desire to drink.

Concurrent Disorders

Our consulting psychiatrist is available to diagnose and address psychological disorders such as depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), bipolar disorder and ADD.

We at Searidge are equipped to treat these psychological disorders alongside alcohol addiction treatment. This dual approach is important as many psychological disorders often results in self-medication leading to drug or alcohol abuse.

General Alcohol Rehab Health Needs

Searidge Alcohol Rehab is also prepared to address general health needs for residents during their stay at our centre. We are well equipped and experienced with conducting alcohol detoxification in a safe manner on site.

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