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What is Acamprosate?

Formally known as acamprosate calcium or the brand name Campral, this is one of three medicines with Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for the treatment of alcohol dependence.  Below we cover more about how acamprosate is helpful for alcoholism, the side effects, and other things to know about the…

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What is the CIWA Protocol?

The CIWA Protocol is a way to assess the severity of alcohol withdrawal symptoms in someone with alcohol dependence. Severe withdrawal symptoms can be dangerous or deadly, so proper medical attention and care are necessary. What Does CIWA Stand For? CIWA stands for the Clinical Institute Withdrawal Assessment for Alcohol….

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