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George Koob appointed head of NIH

News Release For Immediate Release Thursday, October 31, 2013 NIH Names Dr. George Koob Director of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism National Institutes of Health Director Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., announced today the selection of George F. Koob, Ph.D., as Director of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.  Dr. … Continue reading

Dr. Stuart Kloda uses Baclofen to treat alcoholism

Stuart Kloda, MD Uses Baclofen To Treat Alcohol Addiction 06:22 EDT 10 Apr 2014 | PR Newswire Tweet Home » Press Releases » Stuart Kloda, MD Uses Baclofen To Treat Alcohol Addiction NEW YORK, April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Baclofen is a medication that can be used for the treatment of addiction to alcohol. It is … Continue reading

Baclofen has now been licensed for Alcohol treatment

France is the first country to license baclofen for alcoholism treatment.  A recommendation for temporary use was issued on 14 March 2014 for a period of 3 years.   The trials of baclofen are scheduled to end in May 2014 and the results will then be compiled so that the RTU will, in all likelihood, result … Continue reading

Clinical Experience With Baclofen in the Management of Alcohol-dependent Patients With Psychiatric Comorbidity A Selected Case Series G.M. Dore, K. Lo, L. Juckes, S. Bezyan, N. Latt Disclosures Alcohol Alcohol. 2011;46(6):714-720.  1 comment Print Abstract and Introduction Patients and Methods Results Discussion References Related Links Efficacy of As-Needed Nalmefene in Alcohol-Dependent Patients With at Least a … Continue reading

Public statement of Prof. J. Borer, chief of internal medicine and cardiology at the University of the State of New York and international medical authorities about the discovery of Prof. O. Ameisen and its consequences By admin | November 28, 2011 January 23, 2010 To whom it may concern : It is an honor for me … Continue reading

Alcohol hospital admissions double in a decade

Possible Link Between Alcoholism and Autism Gene

There is a drug…

The following was written by Cassander, a lawyer and  contributor to the MWO forums:   There is a drug (as in prescription drug) out there which seems to help a lot of people stop drinking. As in alcoholics. Its called baclofen. It is a safe, old drug which was discovered about 90 years ago as … Continue reading

Complete and prolonged suppression of symptoms and consequences of alcohol-dependence using high-dose baclofen. Case self study by Dr. Olivier Ameisen

Ameisen O. – Alcohol and Alcoholism. 2005 Mar-Apr;40(2):147-50. Epub 2004 Dec 13. AIMS: To test whether the dose-dependent motivation-suppressing effect of baclofen in animals could be transposed to humans, and suppress craving and sustain abstinence. METHODS: Neurologists safely use up to 300 mg/day (10 times the dosage currently used for alcohol dependence) of high-dose oral … Continue reading

Adult Children of Alcoholics: Caught in an Infinite Loop? (Part 3 Exit Strategies)

Originally posted on Raising Healthy Children in an Alcoholic Home:
 “Psychotherapy is a biological treatment, a brain therapy. It produces lasting, detectable physical changes in our brain, much as learning does.” –Dr.  Eric Kandel (Professor Columbia University and recipient, 2000 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine) This is the third in a series of articles about…