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Campral, known scientifically as acamprosate calcium, is a medication specifically used in the treatment of alcohol addiction. It plays a significant role in managing cravings and supporting individuals in their journey towards sobriety.

Mechanism and Efficacy

  • Reducing Cravings
    Campral is effective in diminishing the intense cravings often associated with alcohol withdrawal. This makes it easier for individuals to abstain from alcohol post-detoxification.
  • Regulating Consumption
    Studies have shown that Campral not only aids in maintaining sobriety but also reduces the quantity of alcohol consumed and the frequency of drinking episodes in those who relapse.
  • Pain Alleviation
    One of the key benefits of Campral is its ability to lessen the discomfort and pain that can accompany the cessation of alcohol use.
  • Neurochemical Balance
    The drug works by restoring the balance between the brain’s natural chemical sedatives and stimulants, which is often disrupted due to chronic alcohol consumption.

Side Effects

  • Common Side Effects
    Like any medication, Campral has potential side effects, including dizziness, flatulence, weakness, loss of appetite, diarrhea, and dry mouth. These are generally mild and manageable.
  • Severe Reactions
    Though rare, more severe reactions like skin rashes and numbness can occur. It’s important to seek immediate medical attention if these symptoms are observed.

Usage and Safety

  • Under Medical Supervision
    Campral should be used as part of a comprehensive treatment plan and under the guidance of healthcare professionals.
  • Individual Suitability
    As with all medications, suitability varies from person to person, and the benefits should be weighed against potential side effects.

When alcohol is abused for a long period of time, it can alter the balance of certain chemicals in the brain, leading to withdrawal symptoms and cravings. Campral, also known by its generic name Acamprosate, helps restore this chemical balance and reduce these symptoms.

Campral works by targeting the gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) and glutamate neurotransmitter systems in the brain. It helps stabilize the chemical imbalances caused by alcohol dependence, which in turn can ease the discomfort of withdrawal and reduce the intensity of alcohol cravings.

It is key to note that Campral doesn’t produce a euphoric effect or replace the need for motivation and dedication to recovery. It is a tool that can be used alongside counselling and other therapies to support a person’s efforts to stay sober.

Campral is typically taken as a tablet, and your healthcare provider will determine the appropriate dosage for you based on your individual needs and medical history. It is usually started after the detoxification phase of treatment to help prevent relapse.

As with any medication, Campral may have side effects. Common side effects include diarrhea, nausea, and stomach discomfort. It is essential to discuss any concerns you may have with your healthcare provider.

    Addiction and Mental Health

    Treatment Services

    Founded in 2008, WeDoRecover has evolved from an advisory service for addiction treatment into a comprehensive provider of care, following its 2019 merger with Changes Addiction Rehab in Johannesburg. Specializing in connecting patients to top-tier addiction treatment centers in the UK, South Africa, and Thailand, WeDoRecover supports individuals globally, including those from the United Arab Emirates and Europe. Accepting both South African medical aid and international health insurance, the organization facilitates access to high-quality treatment for substance and alcohol use disorders, offering individualized care that addresses the physical, mental, and social needs of patients.

    Our team, led by Gareth Carter, offers empathetic and professional support, guiding you through every step of the treatment process. Whether you're in South Africa or abroad, our acceptance of various insurance plans makes quality care accessible, providing a platform for lasting recovery and a healthier future.

    Inpatient Rehab

    Our rehab care is a good option if you are at risk of experiencing strong withdrawal symptoms when you try stop a substance. This rehab option would also be recommended if you have experienced recurrent relapses or if you have tried a less-intensive treatment without success.


    If you're committed to your sobriety but cannot take a break from your daily duties for an inpatient program. Outpatient rehab treatment might suit you well if you are looking for a less restricted format for addiction treatment or simply need help with mental health.


    Therapy can be good step towards healing and self-discovery. If you need support without disrupting your routine, therapy offers a flexible solution for anyone wishing to enhance their mental well-being or work through personal issues in a supportive, confidential environment.

    Mental Health

    Are you having persistent feelings of being swamped, sad or have sudden surges of anger or intense emotional outbursts? These are warning signs of unresolved trauma mental health. A simple assesment by a mental health expert could provide valuable insights into your recovery.

    Finding the right rehab close to you is simple with WeDoRecover. Our network includes the finest rehab centers, ensuring personalised, quality care for your recovery needs. Let Gareth Carter and our empathetic team help guide you to a center that feels right for you, offering expert care and support. Start your healing today by choosing a rehab that's not just close to you, but also that truly cares about your loved ones recovery.

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