I am 47 and have, since 2000, three relapses in 18 months, been alcohol free since June 2001. Never tried the Antibuse or some of the Cyboxin (sp?) or other 'inhibitor' type meds seen mentioned about. I know it seems 'tit-for-tat', but after a 3 month rehab was put on 3 mg/day of Alprazolam (Xanax) and though maybe to some robbing 'Peter to pay Paul', I disagree. I'm never 'high' or 'out of control' or 'passed out' or 'anything weird' just because the edge has been taken off. I don't know what the medical community thinks, but I think the ethanol far more harmful and unpredictable than a managed benzo program.View Thread
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