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Alcohol reduction treatmeant

Alcohol reduction treatmeant

The UK is known globally as a country with a drinking culture, and a significant number of its citizens are classified as being dependent on alcohol. Despite the challenge of reducing alcohol consumption, especially when it is intertwined with social activities, modern clinical treatments are available to help individuals achieve moderation or total abstinence.

If you have concerns about your drinking habits, we provide a brief consultation session lasting 5-10 minutes. During this session, we discuss the risks associated with your current drinking patterns, offer advice on how to reduce alcohol intake, inform you about available support networks, and address any emotional issues related to your drinking.

Our pharmacy offers convenient and accessible clinical treatments for alcohol misuse. The recommended treatment option for alcohol dependency depend on the extent of your drinking and whether you are seeking moderation or abstinence.

We can prescribe Nalmefene for alcohol dependency that have been approved by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) to treat alcohol misuse.

Nalmefene Hydrochloride Dihydrate (Selincro®)

Nalmefene (brand name Selincro) may be used to prevent a relapse or limit the amount of alcohol someone drinks.

It works by blocking opioid receptors in the brain, which reduces cravings for alcohol.

Nalmefene may be recommended as a possible treatment for alcohol dependence if you’ve had an initial assessment and:

  • you’re still drinking more than 7.5 units a day (for men) or more than 5 units a day (for women)
  • you don’t have any physical withdrawal symptoms
  • you don’t need to stop drinking immediately or achieve total abstinence

Nalmefene should only be taken if you’re receiving support to help you reduce your alcohol intake and continue treatment.