Medication Options Include:

  • Antabuse

    Hinders the metabolism of alcohol, causing unpleasant effects when alcohol is consumed
  • Naltrexone

    Blocks the receptors in the brain that receive pleasure from consuming alcohol
  • Vivitrol

    Vivitrol is a long-acting injection form of the drug naltrexone
  • Sinclair Method use of Naltrexone

    Involves using naltrexone to reduce cravings for alcohol, without prior detoxification
  • Acamprosate

    Medication that has been shown to reduce cravings for alcohol
  • Topiramate

    An anticonvulsant under study for AUD treatment
  • Baclofen

    Baclofen's anti-anxiety properties show promise for AUD, studies are underway
  • Gabapentin

    An anticonvulsant drug under study for use in treating AUD