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Can you drink alcohal while on naltrexone?

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Can you drink alcohal while on naltrexone?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  Dr_Anderson replied 5 years ago.
Dr_Anderson : Greetings, and thank you for your question. The simple answer is yes, you can. However, what happens after you drink is another matter. Naltrexone is not like other alcohol misuse prevention drugs, in that it does not "punish" the user for drinking. Rather, it works to prevent cravings and diminish the reward for alcohol. However, in some people, if they take naltrexone and drink, it may precipitate alcohol withdrawal symptoms. So, the bot***** *****ne is, best not to do it.
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