Anxiety and Alcoholism – the missing piece of the puzzle

In this webinar, the relationship between alcoholism and anxiety is discussed. Understanding the role of anxiety in both initiating and maintaining alcohol dependence is crucial to understanding how to treat patients. It unravels the true relationship between alcoholism, anxiety and depression.

What other treatments help when treating alcoholism with baclofen?

Treatment with baclofen is markedly enhanced by a holistic view of the patient which looks at other supports which may be required. These can be as basic as ensuring a good night’s sleep or social connection with others and as complex as psychological therapies.

Practical Protocol for Prescribing Baclofen

This 30 minute talk describes the key effects of baclofen in alcoholism and a step by step guide on how to prescribe it and what to look for during treatment. It contains the prescription regimes, talks about other aspects of treatment and links to printouts for use with patients.

From one man’s experience to 100,000 patients

This is the story of a remarkable man, Dr Renaud de Beaurepaire, a psychiatrist working in a public hospital on the outskirts of Paris. He championed the cause of baclofen for alcoholism from the beginning: starting the first clinic in France, publishing the results of his first 100 patients and relentlessly fighting for the wider recognition and use of baclofen for alcoholism.

What are the current treatments for alcohol addiction?

This webinar outlines my views on the other currently available treatments for alcoholism (alcohol addiction). I talk about the medications and the AA program, describing their effectiveness and their limitations.

Why does Baclofen fail in some patients?

Baclofen treatment for alcoholism (alcohol addiction) is very effective but some patients don’t get a good result from it. This webinar discusses why this can happen and how best to help.

If Baclofen is so great why isn’t everyone using it already?

It’s not enough to uncover a great treatment for a serious health problem. There’s a lot more at play in determining how discoveries get turned into widely accepted treatments. This webinar will discuss the emergence of baclofen from discovery to widespread use by “people power” and why this isn’t to everyone’s liking.

Why Baclofen is not PBS subsidised for alcohol addiction treatment?

It should be but it’s not. Find out what it takes to get on the PBS and why baclofen is not there for treatment of alcohol addiction.

Slow release Baclofen – Is it possible?

It’s not enough to uncover a great treatment for a serious health problem. There’s a lot more at play in determining how discoveries get turned into widely accepted treatments. This webinar will discuss the emergence of baclofen from discovery to widespread use by “people power” and why this isn’t to everyone’s liking.

Tips for Tough Cases

Some alcohol addicted patients are hard to make progress with, even with baclofen treatment. This webinar describes six categories of tough cases and offers tips on how to help them.

Abstinence or Social Drinking on Baclofen?

It’s not been an option in treatment of alcoholism. The accepted wisdom has been that it’s abstinence or alcoholism. Baclofen’s remarkable effects on cravings and anxiety mean that social drinking IS an option. But is it for you? This talk discusses the issues.

How long does Baclofen treatment need to be for?

The simple answer is – as long as it’s needed. We go through the factors to consider.

Baclofen Assisted Alcohol Withdrawl

It’s another way baclofen can be used to help alcohol addicted patients. It’s faster, but not always better, than the classic regime described by Olivier Ameisen. This talk describes how and when to opt for a baclofen assisted alcohol withdrawal.

Paris to Perth – How I found Baclofen

How did an Emergency Medicine Specialist in Perth become interested in baclofen for alcoholism? By seeing a desperate need to better help the many alcohol addicted patients passing through her inner city Emergency Department. Here’s the story.

Does Baclofen help with other addictions?

t’d be nice if it worked for more than just alcohol. Actually it does but it’s not that straightforward. This talk looks at the current evidence for other substances such as stimulants, tobacco and cannabis and even at eating disorders.

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