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New Drug Offers Hope for Alcoholism

New Drug Offers Hope for Alcoholism

Do you struggle with controlling your drinking habits? Do you find yourself drinking more than you wish you did? Do you want to have better control of your alcohol consumption? Do you ever think that you should talk to an alcohol rehab center? Millions of Americans are alcoholics. And alcoholism is a disease that can destabilize and destroy people's lives. That's why any help or treatment is a godsend for people struggling with alcohol abuse. And now there is more good news on the horizon: a drug previously used to treat epilepsy might hold to key to new ways of treating alcohol dependence.

The drug is called Gabapentin in its generic form, which is a version of the name-brand Neurontin. It's been used to treat everything from epilepsy to fibromyalgia to bipolar disorder. But when researchers tested it out on alcoholics, the ones that were given Gabapentin were four times as likely to quit drinking as the ones that just got a placebo. "Gabapentin improved sleep and mood in people who were cutting down or quitting drinking," said Dr. Barbara J. Mason, the leader of the research. And though there remains more work to be done in clinical trials, any new method of fighting alcoholism is good news.

Do you want to stop drinking? Is alcohol ruining your life? Do you wish that you could turn your life around? Don't wait for the drugs to help you quit drinking-you can start now. Seek out a good treatment program. The alcohol addiction rehab Lancaster PA offers is among the very best. Call Retreat at Lancaster County today to learn more about the alcohol rehab Lancaster PA offers and how we can help you break free from addiction. We're conveniently located close to Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, and we can arrange transportation from OH, PA, NJ, NY, MD, DE, and CT.


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