The Confusion Continues: Can Baclofen Treat Alcoholism or Not?

What happens when researchers deliver conflicting results? What should we believe? A recent study examining the effectiveness of baclofen in alcohol dependence seems to fly in the face of previous research. Experts are questioning whether or not this drug is effective in treating alcohol dependence. Just the Facts, Please Baclofen is a muscle relaxant and…

A new study reveals Baclofen isn't quite the miracle drug we'd hoped for.

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Approved by the FDA in 2002, buprenorphine – brand name Suboxone and Zubsolv – is now the “go-to” drug for medication-assisted treatment with opiate addiction. Unlike methadone treatment, it can be prescribed by physicians in the comfort of their own offices and, best of all, buprenorphine has a “ceiling effect.” As a partial opioid agonist,…

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