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    joeymama,
    You are a ridiculous bore. Go away.

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    Atlanta doctors for baclofen

    Ne/Neva Eva;1035244 wrote: Dr. Fred Levin
    Associate Professor, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, US
    Home # 312-642-5803
    He can be reached between 7 and 9pm (gmt -6) at his home number, which is his preference.

    From another thread on another forum by sunnyvalenting:
    There is a doctor in Atlanta, Dr Tommy Richardson, who prescribed it to me. There is a doctor in California. There is Dr. Levin. I bet there are others. It would help if there was a listing of these docs and their locations. Take your articles and sob story in and explain it. Maybe it will work. Maybe a neurolgist might be wiling as they may have more experience with baclofen use in MS patients.
    I'm new to the Forum. I got an appointment for my son with Dr. Tommy Richardson, but it is more than a month away, and we are anxious to start now. Do you know of any other Atlanta doctors who prescribe large-dose baclofen for alcoholism? I don't even know yet (and won't find out until the appointment) if Dr. Richardson will prescribe the large doses that apparently are often needed. I saw somewhere in this forum under Atlanta, the word Cinders, but apparently that is a forum member's handle? and not a doc's name.
    Thanks for any help! There really is no time to waste - every binge now is a brush with death for my son, who drinks upward of 34 drinks a day when bingeing and gets his blood alcohol up to the .3x possible .4 level, maybe even higher, in the range for possible fatality. This disease for people that bad off is essentially a terminal illness and extreme measures are warranted, just like for cancer.
    I suppose we could just buy something on the internet, and use the internet (like here) for guidance, but would much prefer to go the doctor-pharmacy route if it is possible, to have more confidence that the drug is the real thing, etc. Thanks!

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    Dear Atl Dad

    I'm a dad, too, who was very concerned about my son's drinking. We don't live near Chicago. I called Dr L myself and spoke to him at length. I was immediately impressed by his honesty, intelligence, compassion and courage. He told me to have my son call him, which he did. By the end of the day he was on bac. That was 8 months ago. My son is still on bac, at over 200mg/day, and he is still Dr L's patient. Although not yet completely abstinent, his drinking is greatly reduced and under control.

    If I were in your position (and I was) I would call Dr L tomorrow. (We too fooled around with several psychiatrists, none of whom had ever heard of baclofen, before finding this forum and calling Dr L).

    Cassander

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    Thanks Cassander, I will try that. Apparently Dr. L. is quite tolerant of people asking for help from long-distance. In any case he may also know someone in Atlanta that could help, too. AtlDad

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    Yes he is. I believe he has patients all over the country by this time.

    FWIW, I wouldn't delay starting on bac while you search for a psychiatrist in Atl. The key is to start the titration. Down the road there may be side effects and there may be mood issues that lend themselves to Dr L's or to local therapy/attention. Many find the support on this board indispensable. My son, on the otherhand, has been more comfortable working with a local therapist on mood/anxiety issues in weekly visits.

    But the simple truth is: baclofen works. It balances the brain chemistry of an alcoholic and the patient ends up (usually) craving way less and drinking way less or becoming indifferent. The drug is safe and there is little (no?) downside to getting started under Dr L's care.

    Hope this helps.

    Cass

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    Ditto, AtlDad. Cass -- Dr. L can prescribe across state lines, correct? I have stockpiled an insane amount of Bac because of the delta between what I've been prescribed (250 mg a day) and what I'm taking (100 mg a day) that I would share if I weren't unwilling to run afoul of the Controlled Substances Act.

    I have a brother who I think could benefit greatly from Bac, and that's not going to happen. Definitely can feel the pain you're experiencing, but ... know hope.

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    email address for Dr. Fred Levin

    Does anyone have an email address they would be willing to share for Dr. Fred Levin?

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    suneelca;1261702 wrote: Ditto, AtlDad. Cass -- Dr. L can prescribe across state lines, correct? ...
    Correct.

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    Just wanted to add for add for anyone in the Uk I contacted Doctor Chick and as I lived in Newcastle and he was in Edinburgh I arranged to meet him when he was in Newcastle the following week on business,i met him and he agreed to prescribe baclofen,although it was quite a low dose which whilst it did help did not stop my drinking ,anyway I stopped taking Baclofen .After about 4 months I realised that I needed to try again so got back in touch with him and he straight away said he was ok to prescribe and now I am back on bac as it were and things are looking up.Just thought this might help anyone if they were in the UK and nervous about getting in touch with him.For me he was extremely helpful understanding and made a big difference for me
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    Still looking for a Dr. in the Los Angeles area. If anyone has any info please share! Still going through Dr. L, which is nice, but I'd like a doc that I can see face to face.

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