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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Herbert Popolow
Specializes in Clinical Psychology
?: Baclofen is a muscle relaxer. I've not heard of it used in treating alcoholism.
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Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Indications: Baclofen is a drug originally indicated for treatment of spasticity, and has been used off label with some pain conditions such as trigeminal neuralgi ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Blixt
24 years experience Addiction Medicine
They can help: Medications can be very helpful, for some alcoholics more than others. But for full recovery from the disease they are not a magic bullet, other suppo ... Read More
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Dr. Kevin Passer
35 years experience Child Psychiatry
Antabuse (disulfiram): I encourage my patients suffering from chronic alcohol dependency to take antabuse (disulfiram), (disulfiram) better yet, have their spouse or signifi ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ilona Gravers
21 years experience Clinical Psychology
Alcohol meds: Antabuse (disulfiram) and certain antidepressants.
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hunter
30 years experience Psychiatry
No: Substance abuse experts do not speak of "cure" regarding alcoholism. Sustained sobriety is the goal. There are several effective prescription medica ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Another : Another option, beside medications is medical acupuncture. There is a very simple ear protocol for addictions called the nada protocol. It is safe an ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Zweig
45 years experience Dentistry
Talk to them.: You should discuss your concerns with your friend. I wouldn't initiate any interventions or anything like that at this point.
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
41 years experience Internal Medicine
The non drug treatments for Alcoholism include:: Counseling and therapy clinics, Counseling, Hospitalization, Supportive care, Alcohol abuse programs, Avoiding alcohol.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
17 years experience Pain Management
It is: Alcoholism is an addiction. To doctors the word alcoholism ignites a heightened sense of alertness as withdrawal from alcoholism may be lethal & preve ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Passer
35 years experience Child Psychiatry
Feels good: There are substances in chocolate which actually can stimulate the pleasure centers in one's brain so a person feels better after eating chocolate. Ev ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Blixt
24 years experience Addiction Medicine
Not a lot different: Clearly different substances can have different effects or intoxicated states or damage the body in different ways. However to get better from any sub ... Read More

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