A Baclofen prescribing GP in Perth – our first!

Dr Peter Connor at Cambridge Clinic has put his hand up to be the first baclofen prescribing GP named on our website. He’s a GP with a particular interest in Addiction Medicine and happy to see patients seeking baclofen treatment for alcohol problems. Contact the Cambridge Clinic, 1/6 Abbotsford Street, West Leederville, telephone 9388 2005 for an appointment.

3 Comments

  1. Michelle Blogna

    Hello, I am wondering if you prescribe Baclofen for meth’ addiction, also. I have read and heard about the positive outcomes and looking for treatment ideas for a client.

    1. Amanda

      HI Michelle,
      My apologies for the very delayed reply. Baclofen can be used for meth addiction. I have not personally prescribed it but have information from a couple of doctors who do and I will be embarking on a study for this in 2017. The principals of baclofen treatment when used for meth addictions are exactly the same – the dose is titrated for each patient as there is no fixed dose which works. There are some differences- firstly the dose needed for meth is usually higher than that needed for alcohol – this has been observed in patients with both alcohol and meth addictions. The second is that meth is so pleasurable that the motivation to stop using is much less. It is really only when the person has stopped “having fun” with meth, that they want to stop. This is important because baclofen doesn’t make people stop using the addictive substance, it gives them a choice.
      If you are looking for someone in Perth to treat meth addiction with baclofen, Peter Connor or his colleague Graeme Luke would no doubt do so. If your client is not in Perth, I can look for someone elsewhere who could try. In sydney, Mark Hardy is a “baclofriendly” addiction specialist.
      All the best
      Amanda

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