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Hi all,

I live in Australia and have successfully been on Baclofen for nearly 4 years (4 years sober prior to starting Baclofen and now drinking moderately). My daughter is also an alcoholic and is trying to find a doctor in NZ (she'll go anywhere in the Nth Is, so location isn’t a problem) that will prescribe Baclofen. Does anyone know of a doctor?

If anyone is interested, there is a doctor in Perth, Western Australia, Peter Connor (Cambridge Clinic, 1/6 Abbotsford Street, West Leederville, telephone 9388 2005) that specializes in addiction medicine and prescribes Baclofen.

Plus a Dr Morgan O'Brien, 07 5531 6344, Suite GO1, 2681 Gold Coast Highway, Broadbeach, Qld, 4218

Thank you for your time 

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Hi @Fifi Mac and welcome!  Thank you so much for sharing those doctors' names, that is some lifesaving information. I will put it in our archives of doctor information.

I am not aware of any doctors in NZ who prescribe baclofen. The only person I'm aware of who posts on here from NZ (@KUYA) does not use medications, but I'm tagging her just in case she knows anyone who is taking bac. 

I wish I could be of more help. Try posting on My Way Out (http://www.mywayout.org/community/forumdisplay.php?52-Medication-Research-and-Support) and/or the Reddit baclofen subforum (https://www.reddit.com/r/BaclofenForAlcoholism/) - they're both pretty quiet places, but you never know who might read your plea and offer advice.

Best of luck! Glad to see another baclofen success story. :)

 

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@Fifi Mac If she doesn't find a physician, she could always order online.  Many of us do.  You'll find a list of pharmacies here: http://www.theendofmyaddiction.org/forum/95-online-pharmacies/. I've used Goldpharma successfully.  

The prescribing guide is here: http://www.theendofmyaddiction.org/forum/102-prescribing-guide-for-baclofen-in-the-treatment-of-alcoholism-for-physicians/

Good luck and congratulations on your succss!

 

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Hi Mom,

She's aware it can be purchased online but because NZ is such a small country, their border control is very tight so she's too afraid of being caught importing a drug that has not been legally prescribed for her.

Thank you so much for your time :)

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On 1/9/2017 at 7:59 PM, Fifi Mac said:

Hi all,

I live in Australia and have successfully been on Baclofen for nearly 4 years (4 years sober prior to starting Baclofen and now drinking moderately). My daughter is also an alcoholic and is trying to find a doctor in NZ (she'll go anywhere in the Nth Is, so location isn’t a problem) that will prescribe Baclofen. Does anyone know of a doctor?

If anyone is interested, there is a doctor in Perth, Western Australia, Peter Connor (Cambridge Clinic, 1/6 Abbotsford Street, West Leederville, telephone 9388 2005) that specializes in addiction medicine and prescribes Baclofen.

Plus a Dr Morgan O'Brien, 07 5531 6344, Suite GO1, 2681 Gold Coast Highway, Broadbeach, Qld, 4218

Thank you for your time 

Hey Fifi,

As Felina said I am in New Zealand but not on meds. I did find this article though

 

http://www.nzdoctor.co.nz/news/2016/october-2016/06/gps-should-try-this-muscle-relaxant-for-alcoholism,-specialist-says.aspx

whilst the doctor is in Oz she will definitely know doctors in NZ that are trialing Baclofen as the article is recent so I would contact her office.

Sorry the article now doesn't load but the doctor's name is Amanda Stafford and she is in Perth

And I just found this after googling her......

http://baclofentreatment.com/introduction/

 

the internet is an AMAZING thing! ?

 

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16 hours ago, Fifi Mac said:

Hi Mom,

She's aware it can be purchased online but because NZ is such a small country, their border control is very tight so she's too afraid of being caught importing a drug that has not been legally prescribed for her.

Thank you so much for your time :)

And I completely understand her concern.....the customs officers here are complete nazis!

I once ordered GABA powder (a health supplement) and it was seized. I was sent a letter warning me I could face jail if I ordered again! They prohibit it as someone 'might' manufacture gabapentin illegally.

The joke is I am a vet and have tons of gabapentin that I use for my patients and it is cheap as chips!

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Thank you so much for your help everyone!

I've already been in email contact with Dr Stafford which is how I found out about Dr Connor in Perth, however, she doesn't know of any doctor in NZ.

She was extremely helpful though, and I'm very grateful for her support.

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Yes I do, @Baclofenman.

He has been our family doctor for about 20 years. I gave him Ameisen's book to read and he had no hesitation prescribing it for me after that. 

He also has about 8 other patients on it doing well, too. Unfortunately he's not taking any new patients but has said he may open his books again later this year.

His name is Dr Phillip Werchon, 7 Nicklin Way, Minyama QLD 4575, 07-54780004

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16 minutes ago, Fifi Mac said:

Yes I do, @Baclofenman.

He has been our family doctor for about 20 years. I gave him Ameisen's book to read and he had no hesitation prescribing it for me after that. 

He also has about 8 other patients on it doing well, too. Unfortunately he's not taking any new patients but has said he may open his books again later this year.

His name is Dr Phillip Werchon, 7 Nicklin Way, Minyama QLD 4575, 07-54780004

Ah - That's a bit of a bind - I was sort of looking down the "My daughter is staying with me long term/waiting for papers.." etc route - The only problem you have if you can get him to agree to see her and prescribe is (and don't quote me on this but) IIRC there may be an issue with importing (by repeat prescription) on a prescription issued out of NZ, which seems barmy IMO - Again (I think) you can send your prescription from OZ to yourself in NZ provided it is not in excess of three months supply and accompanied by a script - I think.....I will look into it

But obviously, nothing illegal...

Regards

 

Bacman

 

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