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Re: Can A.D.s help gambling Addiction?

Posted by lissy on May 28, 2001, at 10:08:34

In reply to Re: Can A.D.s help gambling Addiction?, posted by Andrews on May 26, 2001, at 22:58:59

> wellbutrin supposedly helps in behaviors that invole "cravings". apparently the same neural pathways are involved in alcohol abuse, overeating, drug abuse and gambling. wellbutrin may suppress these "cravings".
> > Go part way up the page to a thread that started out being "It doesn't get any better than this?" The thread has wandered greatly but in the middle are some posts about Naltrexone and cutting. Naltrexone is used to block the high from drugs and alcohol so that the cravings aren't there anymore. My experience was that it worked quite well to reduce alcohol cravings.
> >
> > The theory put forth above is that it could also block the high that some people get from cutting themselves. In your case it may work to block the gambling "highs" that your brother gets. It also works well in combination with Prozac as an augmentor for depression. It may be worth looking into.
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> > Chris

I think he is in a depression. He seems so self-destructive. He has had diabetes for over 10 years now and won't test his blood sugar and doesn't eat the right foods and just seems to have given up. If he isn't at work or the casinos he just sleeps. I come from a family of alchoholics and struggled w/alcholism myself and eating disorders. He never had the alchoholism like the rest of the family, so I think this gambling addiction took the place of the alcholism. Thanks for the advice guys. He hit rock bottom last year and filed bankruptcy, so it is really hard to understand how he could start up again.




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