FDA-approved medications for alcohol addiction are not addictive and generally have mild side effects, if prescribed and monitored carefully. Since the risk in using them is low, and they can make a difference for a patient who might otherwise relapse, they are an option well worth considering.
Avance Psychiatry offers medications such as long-acting injectable naltrexone (Vivitrol®), disulfiram (Antabuse®), oral naltrexone (Revia®), and acamprosate (Campral®) to assist in reducing heavy drinking and achieving abstinence. Topiramate (Topamax®), ondansetron (Zofran®) and baclofen are other medications that have been found to be effective in alcohol dependence in clinical research.
Individuals are encouraged to attend on-site individual counseling.