Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Medical How effective is baclofen in treating craving/alcoholism?

  1. Jul 19, 2013 #1

    fluidistic

    User Avatar
    Gold Member

    I've read a bit about baclofen and how a doctor (who died of heart attack 1 or 2 days ago) cured himself of craving and alcoholism thanks to baclofen.
    I also know there have been a few studies on it but I don't really know how well it can cure alcoholism. Does it work for most alcoholics for example? How many percents, approximately?
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Jul 20, 2013 #2

    Evo

    User Avatar

    Staff: Mentor

    Perhaps this is what you are looking for.

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3540966/

    I don't know that it cures alcoholism, but apparently it helps as long as the person is on the medication.
     
  4. Jul 20, 2013 #3

    fluidistic

    User Avatar
    Gold Member

  5. Jul 20, 2013 #4

    tiny-tim

    User Avatar
    Science Advisor
    Homework Helper

    here's a cautionary story from yesterday's london evening standard about someone who self-medicated with internet baclofen, and committed suicide while trying to withdraw from it :redface:
     
Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thread via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook

Have something to add?
Draft saved Draft deleted
Similar Discussions: How effective is baclofen in treating craving/alcoholism?
  1. Pickled in Alcohol (Replies: 25)

Loading...