Hazards of Self Medication for Alcoholism
A experienced counselor in the field of alcohol recovery in San Diego reported that hospitalization of two teenagers in Mexico have caused to issue a notice to consumers that self medicating can be extremely hazardous. The two unidentified females, ages 18 and 19, purchased anti-alcoholism pills after reading on the internet about the success of treating alcohol abuse with medicine. The teenagers purchased the drug Naltrexone at a Tijuana pharmacy. They were hoping to curb their increasing consumption of alcohol. Instead they experienced severe side-effects and rushed to the emergency room of a local hospital. They were released after observation.