The End Of My Addiction

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

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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.
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  • Electronic book text
  • Little, Brown Book Group
  • United Kingdom
  • Digital original
  • 0748115188
  • 9780748115181

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Truly fascinating ... I was very moved.... It's extraordinary. * Diane Sawyer, GOOD MORNING AMERICA * Olivier Ameisen has discovered the treatment of addiction. * Jean Dausset, MD, winner of the 1980 Nobel Prize in Medicine * The riveting story ... of the dazzling discovery of a cure that could soon be within reach of all. If you or someone close to you suffers from alcoholism or drug dependence, you must read this book. * David Servan-Schreiber, MD, PhD, author of The Instinct to Heal and Anticancer * Making headlines around the world * ABC NEWS / GOOD MORNING AMERICA *
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About Olivier Ameisen

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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