NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – In a study of pathological gamblers, the urge to gamble and gambling-related behaviors diminished among those who took naltrexone — a drug frequently prescribed for the treatment of alcoholism and drug dependence.
Drug found helpful in problem gamblers | Health | Reuters
More and more we’re discovering that addictions are neurologically related. It has always amazed me how some are reluctant to admit that the mechanisms that make it possible for us to function as humans also have a strong influence on aberrant behavior.
Thanks for this info! I am living a gamble-free lifestyle for the first time in nearly 9 years. I am also taking medication, but not this particular one. My medication was prescribed to me in order to treat my underlying condition: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
Next time I go to my doctor I will also ask about naltrexone.