One aspect of the holidays is that people drink. This can lead to alcohol cravings for those who engage in alcohol abuse, suffer from alcohol dependence, or are in recovery and want to avoid relapse. So reducing alcohol cravings could be a part of the solution for many individuals during the holidays.
It is our purpose to not only honor the holidays with a message of good spirit, but also to keep our readers informed. We like to use our web presence to share research that we believe will be helpful to those with whom we work.
An interesting study conducted by Dr. Sandra Lapham found value in using injectable naltrexone to decrease alcohol consumption during the holidays. Tarzana Treatment Centers in Los Angeles has been using Vivitrol in Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT), and we have seen results to support this. Please click the link below for an article about Dr. Lapham’s research.
Tarzana Treatment Centers held a conference on this same subject in November, 2009. Attendees learned all about Vivitrol and how it is used in alcohol treatment, the use of Suboxone and Methadone in opiate addiction treatment, and how anti-depressants and atypical anti-psychotic medications are best used to treat mood and anxiety disorders.
MAT has been proven to improve outcomes for patients in alcohol and drug treatment. During the holidays it can help those with previously unsuccessful treatment episodes, and encourage others to enter treatment for the first time. In either case, loved ones would agree that the holidays could be more joyous without the presence of alcohol or drug abuse in the home.
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Tarzana Treatment Centers has locations all over Southern California in Los Angeles County. Other than our central location in Tarzana, we have facilities in Lancaster in the Antelope Valley, Long Beach, and in Northridge and Reseda in the San Fernando Valley.