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Two medications helpful for initial treatment of alcoholism Getting and staying sober can be a long road. Many people suffering from alcoholism find traditional treatment options--like inpatient rehabilitation programs--to be either too expensive or time-consu... October 26, 2012
Potential Target Discovered for Anti-Craving Medications Scientists at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in Toronto, Canada have identified a target in the brain for anti-craving medications, specifically for the potential treatment of peopl... January 29, 2012
Two New Compounds Have Been Discovered and May Treat Both Alcohol and Cigar... A report published in the issue of Neuropsychopharmacology on November 3, 2010 describes a clinical trial led by researchers at the Ernest Gallo Clinic and Research Center at the University of Calif... November 8, 2010
Dopamine may Help People with Drug Addictions Researchers at the University of Copenhagen have succeeded in creating a model of the way the brain releases dopamine, an important chemical involved in transmitting signals between nerve cells. Wh... November 2, 2010
Vivitrol Approved by FDA for Opioid Treatment The FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) have approved the medication known as Vivitrol, it was approved for the treatment of alcohol dependency in 2006. Vivitrol for Opioid Addictions Opioids... October 31, 2010

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Can Baclofen Suppress Alcohol Craving? By Hugh Schofield, Paris - BBC News An eminent French cardiologist has triggered an impassioned debate in the medical world over his claim to have discovered a cure for alcoholism. Dr Olivier Amei...
Video: The Ibogaine Session The six O'Clock Show at the International Harm Reduction Conference in Barcelona hosted a 'User's Choice' session on Ibogaine, supported by INPUD. We have filmed and edited the whole session, you ca...
Topiramate useful in alcohol addiction treatment UVA researchers make pivotal breakthrough in alcohol addiction treatmentCHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., June 5, 2008 - Alcoholism is a devastating disease in part because of the 'symptom' of heavy drinking but...
In Defense of Happy Pills The first time I did heroin, it was a Listening to Prozac moment. Like the patients that psychiatrist Peter Kramer describes in his 1993 book, I felt the way I wished to be, but better than I'd thoug...
Abstinence Assisting Medications - Are they Effective? By Edward Wilson ANTABUSE: Antabuse, or disulfiram as it is also known, was the first medicine approved for the treatment of alcohol abuse and alcohol dependence by the U.S. Food and Drug Administrat...
Using drugs to get clean By Tina Hesman Saey, St. Louis Post-Dispatch It was 6 feet to the floor. Paula Lowry, 52, of Fairview Heights tumbled off a ladder and landed on her back in a world of hurt. Her doctor gave her the...