Selincro Drug for Alcoholism now available in the UK

Discussion in 'Substance Abuse' started by susiestar, Jul 3, 2013.

  1. susiestar

    susiestar Roll With It

    I ran across a mention of a drug called Selincro that is for the treatment of alcoholism and became available in the UK in May of this year. It is not like antabuse and does not make you sick if you drink. It works on the reward center in the brain and reduces the amount you drink. I have no clue how effective it is, but thought that some of you might be interested in it.

    This is a link to the UK version of 's page on Selincro:
  2. Nancy

    Nancy Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Thanks Susie. Sounds promising
  3. Kathy813

    Kathy813 Well-Known Member Staff Member

    I think there are already drugs like that here. I remember one of difficult child's addiction counselors talking about them. One kept you from feeling the high you usually get from alcohol so it lessons the desire for alcohol. There is a similar one for narcotics. The one for narcotics was a monthly shot. Both were extremely expensive and since difficult child didn't have insurance we didn't pursue it.

    I wish I could remember the names.

  4. in a daze

    in a daze Well-Known Member

    The monthly drug is called vivetrol. For alcoholism but supposedly also reduces the craving for narcotics.