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Admin2 posted a topic in Information for DoctorsPrescribing Guide for Baclofen in the Treatment of Alcoholism – for Use by Physicians. It was originally published in France, but this was recently translated in the British Journal of Medicine and Medical Research. Suppression of Alcohol Dependence Using Baclofen: A 2-Year Observational Study of 100 Patients. High-dose baclofen for the treatment of alcohol dependence (BACLAD study): A randomized, placebo-controlled trial. · Baclofen Efficacy in Reducing Alcohol Craving and Intake: A Preliminary Double-Blind Randomized Controlled. Low dose baclofen. Done in 2002, one of the first studies done. Addolorato et. al. have since treated patients with HDB. Baclofen Authorized in France - June 13, 2014. Marisol Touraine autorise le remboursement du Baclof?ne pour le traitement contre la d?pendance ? l'alcool : Une grande avanc?e pour les patients (Google Translation:) Marisol Touraine authorize the reimbursement of Baclofen for the treatment against addiction to alcohol: A big step forward for patients Marisol Touraine, Minister of Social Affairs and Health, welcomed the publication date in the Official Journal (OJ), an order for repayment ofbaclofen in the treatment against addiction to alcohol. Minister welcomes this major advance for patients. This decision follows the recommendation temporary use (RTU) delivered this product on March 14 by the National Security Agency of Medicines and Health Products (MSNA). Since that date, muscle relaxant (already paid for its classic use for which it has authorization on the market - AMM), can indeed be prescribed for the treatment of alcohol dependence, within a framework Secured to doctors and patients alike. Although widespread, the use ofBaclofen as such was hitherto recognized or framed. With the order made by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health released today, this drug is reimbursed in connection with treatment against addiction to alcohol. Marisol Touraine welcomes this major step forward for patients who can respond to a major public health concern. France is the first country to recognize the reality of the use of this drug and its effectiveness in the fight against alcoholism. Dr. Jonathan Chick in Edinburgh has long prescribed baclofen up to 100mg/day. (+44 1721 722 763) He is an expert. He often contacts people’s General Practitioners to discuss the safety of HDB and encourage them to prescribe for their patients. I don’t know if he only does this for patients that he sees at least once, or if he would be willing to talk to any doctor that calls. He is the medical director of a rehab and the chief editor of Alcohol and Alcoholism. It is definitely worth a phone call to see if he would speak with your GP. http://www.castlecraig.co.uk/about-us/meet-team/prof-jonathan-chick
If you have a relationship with a doctor, particularly an addiction specialist, this is (hopefully) a relatively easy process. If you don't, then the best idea is to reach out to addiction specialists in your area to see if they prescribe medications for addiction treatment (MAT). If not, don't waste your time. These doctors must be psychiatrists, other MDs, or psychiatric assistants. Therapists and counselors, etc., cannot prescribe medications. The best bet is always addiction specialists, but any psychiatrist is better than a General Practitioner who doesn't know anything about addiction or MATs. In either case take the following information with you and hopefully they will prescribe baclofen for you. Here is the prescribing guide for baclofen for physicians: Prescribing Guide for Baclofen in the Treatment of Alcoholism-Final Version Here is the study Suppression of Alcohol Dependence Using Baclofen: A 2-Year Observational Study of 100 Patients: Suppression of Alcohol Dependence Using Baclofen: A 2-Year Observational Study of 100 Patients Here is the abstract of a German study: http://www.europeanneuropsychopharmacology.com/article/S0924-977X(15)00102-9/abstract Baclofen Efficacy in Reducing Alcohol Craving and Intake: BACLOFEN EFFICACY IN REDUCING ALCOHOL CRAVING AND INTAKE: A PRELIMINARY DOUBLE-BLIND RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED STUDY | Alcohol and Alcoholism