This is the new guide to baclofen treatment for alcohol addiction 2018 Prescribing Guide, updating the previous 2012 version. It has been written by french prescribers and patient experts, drawing on nearly a decade of experience. My contribution was to translate the french into english for this publication. It’s as hot off the press as it can be- just out today!
There’s a new book out about treating alcohol dependence with baclofen: The End of Alcohol Addiction: Baclofen, a New Tool in the Fight Against Alcoholism, ISBN 9781934716632, available from US on-line book sellers and Amazon-UK.
It’s a slim volume containing a collection of eight articles written by baclofen researchers and prescribing clinicians. There’s plenty of practical information for doctors who want to prescribe and individuals who are being treated.
I’m getting plenty of emails from the website from people round the world asking if there are any experienced or at least willing prescribers in their country.
I’m keen to gather information from site visitors so more people can find a prescriber.
This type of information is well developed in France via one of the patient organisations so that anyone can find a baclofen prescriber nearby if their own GP is not willing.
My analysis of the four baclofen in alcoholism studies released in Berlin on Saturday last is up on the site (link). It will be a “chunky” read for some but hopefully I have brought out the essentials of these four very different studies.
Happy to answer questions via the Contact section.
Berlin, September 3rd 2016. Three large new baclofen RCTs were presented yesterday afternoon at a session of the World Congress for Alcohol and Alcoholism. Also presented was the data from the already published BACLAD study.
I was there in the stuffy, packed lecture room in Berlin’s University of Technology where the conference was held.
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.
Today is the 26th of May and the launch of the Baclofen Treatment for Alcoholism website. Welcome. Please take a stroll around the website; there’s plenty of information and resources about baclofen treatment here. Amanda Stafford
Berlin. 3rd September 2016. 4.30pm. The results of three big European baclofen studies will be announced in one session of the World Congress for Alcohol and Alcoholism (isbra-esbra-2016.org/welcome-3/).
Baclofen treating doctors have been waiting a couple of years for this. These studies should put an end to the criticism that there is not enough evidence from large clinical trials to support the use of baclofen for alcohol use disorders.