In order to get more effective results and to ease your transition into complete alcohol abstinence, we recommend you to take a course of medications after the surgery, such as anti-depressants (eg, Duloxetin), sleeping medication and anti-craving medication.
Our doctors will individually select and provide a month’s worth of the most suitable type of medication.
The implant will be releasing disulfiram into the body for about 9-12 months, causing a highly unpleasant hypersensitivity to alcohol. However, it is impossible to deal with alcohol addiction with the help of implants the whole life. Our treatment is just an opportunity to stop, take a rest, and realize the benefits of a sober life. During the time of the drug effect you will need to adjust to life without alcohol, therefore we strongly recommend you to take measures to enhance motivation.
Please note that without your efforts, even implantation of disulfiram will not bring the desired effect!
It is recommended to combine the treatment with a visit to Alcoholics Anonymous and following the 12-step program.
It could also be useful to visit a clinic specializing in psychological and social rehabilitation of people suffering from alcohol addiction during your transitional period.
Support from your family and friends is very important as well.
Naturally, you can feel free to contact us anytime for advice or information from your doctor/surgeon in Riga.