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tiptronic_ct
October 28th, 2010, 01:48 AM
Dr Olivier Ameisen?s website:
? Olivier Ameisen, MD

His books:
? Macmillan: End of My Addiction: Books: Olivier Ameisen, M.D.
? 'Heal Thyself: A Doctor at the Peak of His Medical Career, Destroyed by Alcohol--and the Personal Miracle That Brought Him Back' by Olivier Ameisen (Dec 2009)

Wikipedia entry:
? Baclofen - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

An interview with Dr. Ameisen, the first doctor in this news clip, Dr James Garbutt, is a researcher that did a study with alcoholic patients and low dose baclofen (3x10mg/day). He found that it was effective, but not completely successful. Dr. Ameisen lost all craving for alcohol when he reached a dose of 270mg/day, nine times the dose used In the study. He continues to take 50mg/day now, five years later:
? A Cure for Alcoholism? - ABC News

YouTube video of PET scan showing reduced cocaine craving in the brain. Baclofen works for alcohol craving via the same mechanism:
? YouTube - Baclofen dramatically reduces cocaine craving

? Suppression de la dependance a l?alcool et de la consommation
d?alcool par le baclofene a haute dose : un essai en ouvert
Annales Medico-Psychologiques 168 (2010) 159?162
(PDF)(French)(Look at me being all linguocentric )

? CASE REPORT
COMPLETE AND PROLONGED SUPPRESSION OF SYMPTOMS AND CONSEQUENCES OF ALCOHOL-DEPENDENCE USING HIGH-DOSE BACLOFEN: A SELF-CASE REPORT OF A PHYSICIAN
OLIVIER AMEISEN
Alcohol & Alcoholism Vol. 40, No. 2, pp. 147?150, 2005
(PDF)

? BACLOFEN EFFICACY IN REDUCING ALCOHOL CRAVING AND INTAKE: A PRELIMINARY DOUBLE-BLIND RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED STUDY
Alcohol and Alcoholism Vol. 37, No. 5, pp. 504-508, 2002

? CASE REPORT: SUPPRESSION OF SYMPTOMS OF ALCOHOL DEPENDENCE AND CRAVING USING HIGH-DOSE BACLOFEN
WILLIAM BUCKNAM
Alcohol and Alcoholism 2007 42(2):158-160

? Baclofen: a new drug for the treatment of alcohol dependence
Int J Clin Pract, August 2006, 60, 8, 1003?1008
(PDF)

? Baclofen in the Treatment of Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome: A Comparative Study vs Diazepam
The American Journal of Medicine
Volume 119, Issue 3, March 2006, Pages 276.e13-276.e18
(PDF)

? Baclofen suppresses motivation to consume alcohol in rats
Psychopharmacology (2003) 167:221?224
(PDF)

? Effectiveness and safety of baclofen for maintenance of alcohol abstinence in alcohol-dependent patients with liver cirrhosis: randomised, double-blind controlled study.
Lancet. 2007 Dec 8;370(9603):1915-22.
(PDF)

? Acute interaction of baclofen in combination with alcohol in heavy social drinkers.
Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2009 Jan;33(1):19-30.
(PDF)

? Dr. Phillip Thomas' website:
baclofen4alcoholism.com (http://www.baclofen4alcoholism.com)

? Informative and educational threads on this forum complete with factual information, titration schedules and personal experiences:
Dr. Ameisen's Baclofen Cure - Relevant Information
Consolidated Baclofen Progress Thread
Consolidated Baclofen Success Thread
Side Effects and Adverse Reactions to Baclofen