Addiction Resource


This drug is prescribed when there are long-lasting withdrawal symptoms associated with drug and alcohol detox such as insomnia, restlessness, and anxiety. Advantages of acamprosate include that it:

  • Helps normalize brain activity.
  • Decreases cravings for alcohol.
  • Can be taken by those with liver damage.
  • Doesn’t have potential for abuse or dependence.


Disadvantages of acamprosate are that it:

  • Has side effects including muscle weakness, nausea, stomach cramps, dizziness, headache, and itchiness.
  • Shouldn’t be taken by people who have kidney problems.