I have been involved in alcoholism on a number of levels for many years.  As a practicing lawyer for over 30 years, I have been a first hand witness to the damage to health, destruction of family and cost which alcoholism causes.  I have also come to realize how difficult an issue it is for courts and governments to deal with.

I set up this site because I realized that there was no effective voice for those who seek a medical treatment for alcohol and do not feel that traditional therapies and medical practices have helped them.  In order to provide such a voice I, along with others, decided to take the step of establishing a non-profit patients’ advocacy and support organization.  We chose the name, The Ameisen Foundation in honor of the late Dr. Olivier Ameisen whose work in the field of alcoholism treatment through baclofen has led many to find a cure for this awful disease and has spurred others on to continue research into baclofen, not just for alcoholism, but for a wide range of illnesses, and research into other drugs which are showing promise in the treatment of alcoholism


Prior to his death I proposed setting up a charitable foundation for Dr. Olivier Ameisen to promote awareness of his contribution to the field of medical treatment of alcoholism with high dose baclofen.  Sadly he passed away last year before I could take steps to fulfill this promise.  His last email to me was as follows:


olivier ameisen oameisen@hotmail.com


to me

Hi David,
To lend it credibility, I could myself publish it in a medical journal and/media.
What do you think?






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  1. Goodby Dr. Ameisen. We are all indebted to you.


    Posted by Robert Partridge | September 22, 2015, 2:03 am

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