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The End Of My Addiction How one man cured himself of alcoholism by Olivier Ameisen
  

The End Of My Addiction How one man cured himself of alcoholism

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The End Of My Addiction How one man cured himself of alcoholism by Olivier Ameisen

Dr Olivier Ameisen was a brilliant cardiologist and running his own successful practice when he developed a profound addiction to alcohol. Fearing for his life, he immersed himself in AA, rehab and therapy. Nothing worked. So he did the only thing he could; he took his treatment into his own hands. Searching for a cure for his deadly disease, he happened upon baclofen, a muscle relaxant that had been used safely for years as a treatment for various types of muscle spasticity, but had more recently shown promising results in studies with laboratory animals addicted to a wide variety of substances. Dr Ameisen prescribed himself the drug and experimented with increasingly higher doses until he finally reached a level high enough to leave him free of any craving for alcohol. That was more than six years ago. Baclofen, as prescribed under a doctor's care, could possibly help many addicts. But as long as the medical and research establishments ignore a cure for one of the most deadly diseases in the world, we won't be able to understand baclofen's full potential. This book is a plea for research that can rescue millions from the scourge of addiction.

Reviews

Dr Olivier Ameisen is a remarkable medical researcher who shares his journey from profound alcohol addiction to sobriety in this fascinating book. He writes in a well-educated informative style, describing his own personal experience whilst usefully inco * Alcohol and Alcoholism Advance Access, March 2009 * [Olivier Ameisen] has done extraordinary things. . . I'm receiving hundreds of emails all the time from doctors and former addicts saying [Baclofen] has changed their life * Dr Jonathan Chick, Consultant psychiatrist for NHS Lothian Alcohol Problem Services and chief editor of ALCOHOL AND ALCOHOLISM, BIG ISSUE (Scotland), April 2009 * In seeking to cure his own alcoholism, Ameisen has made a breakthrough in helping addicts. His book is both a personal memoir and a call for research into the muscle relaxant Baclofen, which both helped Ameisen and shows great promise in helping sufferer * BOOKSELLER * When an alcoholic doctor began experimenting with Baclofen, he made what could be the medical breakthrough of the century * OBSERVER, May 2010 *


About the Author

Dr Olivier Ameisen inaugurated the position of official physician to the prime minister of France. In 1983 he moved the the US to join the cardiology team at New York Hospital and Cornell University Medical Center. Before his death in 2013, he divided his time between Paris and New York as a Visiting Professor of Medicine at State University of New York Downstate Medical Center.

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Book Info

Publication date

13th May 2010

Author

Olivier Ameisen

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Publisher

Piatkus Books an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group

Format

Paperback
352 pages

Categories

Coping with drug & alcohol abuse
True stories

ISBN

9780749942205

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