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Alcohol

Baclofen cleared for use in France for the treatment of alcoholism

Friday, April 27th, 2012

In 2008 French cardiologist Olivier Ameisen published a book, “Le Dernier Verre” (The Last Drink), about his self treatment of alcoholism using high doses of Baclofen, a drug primarily used as a muscle relaxant and an antispastic agent. This led to a short study of 132 heavy drinkers, 80% of whom showed significant improvement. This […]


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Dentists to Screen for Alcohol Problems

Monday, April 9th, 2012

Researchers have recently published advice in the Royal College of Surgeons Dental Journal that dentists should screen their patients for alcohol problems. The paper shines a light on people’s habits when it comes to doctor versus dentist visits and notes that approximately 1 in 5 men and 1 in 7 women are drinking excessively in […]


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