There are quite a lot of different treatments that deal with the problems related with alcohol dependence. The treatments available for this problems can be put into the following categories...medication to reduce withdrawal symptoms and stop alcohol cravings, professional counseling to support relationship issues and education and support to stop drinking. The previously mentioned methods are normally the ones that are recommended although a new drug has just come onto the market called chemical Revia [formerly Trexan], Vivitrolnaltrexone. This drug is normally administered by the form of an injection about once a month , but it is also available now as a pill. Naltrexone is very clever in the way it cheats the part of our brain that produces us pleasure when drinking alcohol or taking drugs. It helps to reduce the pleasure produced and you can take it on its own or it can also be taken in conjunction with other methods used to stop alcohol dependence. Recent studies have shown though that Naltrexone is most effective when its use is combined with counseling. It has also been proved that Naltrexone drastically reduces the risk of relapse after having managed to quit drinking. Unfortunately this drug is not always 100% effective especially on certain men who have suffered from alcohol dependence big time or over a long period of time. Naltrexone is no different to any other drug and can cause side effects like fatigue, dizziness and nausea and it can even make you feel nervous, sleepy or anxious. If you have alcohol dependency or you know someone he does then make sure that a doctor is consulted before taking this or any other drug. To get additional support then you will get plenty at a great blog provided below and I can assure you that if you did had any doubts that you won't have anymore, as this on line resource has helped hundreds of people quit drinking alcohol and get on with their lives.