Information for the public
The condition and the treatment
If you are dependent on alcohol, you have a strong desire to drink alcohol and may have difficulty in controlling how much you drink. Your body can become used to lots of alcohol and even if you want to reduce your drinking, it is often difficult.
Nalmefene (also known as Selincro) helps you to reduce the amount of alcohol you are drinking by affecting your urge to drink.
NHS Choices (www.nhs.uk) may be a good place to find out more.