Good News For Drinkers: Gabapentin Gets A Boost In Treating Alcoholism

November 5, 2013 12:05 AM

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Good News For Drinkers: Gabapentin Gets A Boost In Treating Alcoholism

A new study shows that an inexpensive generic drug can substantially benefit people with long-term alcoholism who are trying to quit drinking.

Over the 12-week course of the randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study, the drug, gabapentin, decreased the number of “heavy drinking days” and at least tripled the percentage of drinkers able to remain completely alcohol-free, when compared with those receiving an inactive placebo.

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