Baclofen is a drug that is being used medically for people in recovery from addiction. The drug is showing promise for people with addiction, especially in cases of prolonged alcohol abuse that already has led to liver cirrhosis.
Cutting Back Cravings
The drug has been tested for its effects on alcoholism for those who have liver damage or disease. Perhaps most exciting is the belief Baclofen helps reduce cravings for alcohol. In comparison with other meds, it does not seem to contribute to liver damage in some people. People with alcohol addiction suffering from cirrhosis may find it helpful to their recovery, depending on their program. Baclofen only metabolizes at a rate of fifteen percent, in comparison to higher rates from other similar medications. It is primarily based through the body from the kidney and has not shown negative impact for people in recovery.
The success of Baclofen is praised by some people as a way to liberate people from cravings and helps remedy anxiety that prompts use for some people. This is used as a muscle relaxer and helps with symptoms of multiple sclerosis as well. Baclofen joins the ranks of other prescribed medications for addiction that help people reach a goal of abstinence. It is still under investigation for how well it can help people. The success rates are good but it is not something for everyone to use. It will depend on your overall program what you will be using to treat your specific issues. It may be worth discussing with your treatment provider the best way forward for you in recovery. If you have an individualized plan, you will find more success than if you go with what is a standard plan of care. Most treatment centers provide individualized care to support your recovery from addiction. The key is finding a way forward in recovery that supports your journey of healing.
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