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Nyquil and recovery

answered 09:49 PM EST, Thu July 26, 2012
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anonymous anonymous
Should recovering alcoholics use nyquil? There is something in that medicine that makes me want to go out and get loaded and it just feels a little too nice...it almost makes me want to get sick so I can have a little more.

Jennifer Hamilton Says...

Jennifer Hamilton J. Hamilton
LCSW, CADC

No, a person in recovery would be best served staying away from Nyquil.  Nyquil is 25% alcohol.  That is a very high concentration, even though it is a small amount overall.  This can set off a neurological craving in the brain for alcohol or another substance of abuse.  Best to stick to something else when ill. 

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