“It would be a product of false pride to claim that AA is a cure-all, even for alcoholism” Bill W. (founder of AA)*

News Items

The media has shown an increased interest in emerging treatment and detection methods for alcoholism.

The Foundation for Alcoholism Funds Naltrexone Research – FAR’s second grant went toward naltrexone research into patients genetically screened as candidates for this medication use (pill form). Read more…

Dr. Charles O'Brien with FAR President Ms. Peg Calder

Dr. Charles O’Brien with FAR Founder Ms. Peg Calder

The Foundation for Alcoholism Funds Breakthrough Research – FAR announces the award of a pilot program grant Bacolfen for Alcohol Dependence (BFAD) to the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.  Read more…

Dr. Teresa Franklin observing brain scans.

Dr. Teresa Franklin observing brain scans.

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Ms. Glaser’s Web Site

Journalist Gabrielle Glaser Sheds Light on Alcohol Dependence Treatments

Peg Calder’s book review applauds “Her Best Kept Secret” as a valuable update to alternative treatments and helpful to all, not just women. Read more…

Promising Results from the Field

FAR is encouraged to learn of physicians’ increased use of medications along with counseling to treat alcohol addiction. Doctors at veterans hospitals are getting promising results with topiramate, a medication still in testing for better understanding and effects but with some measurable good results. Their patients are able to abstain at a higher rate than other methods.
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Genetic Research

Genetic research in Chile is studying a vaccine that would work like a cigarette patch. Other genetic research regarding alcoholism is being done at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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Our Mission

To raise and distribute funds to perform research in the following areas: causes, identification, detection, prevention, treatment, and cure of/for Alcoholism. It is not to provide funds for rehabilitation, detoxification, counseling, or any personal aid to people with this disease.

FAR is a fully-qualified IRS 501(c) 3 public charity.

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FAR Public Service Announcement

Have you ever felt totally helpless watching someone close to you fight their addiction to alcohol?  You can help…

Join the Foundation for Alcoholism Research and its mission to fund research into effective medical treatments for alcohol dependence, one of America’s most destructive diseases. If you give now, 100% of your donation to FAR can have an immediate impact by helping secure alcohol’s inclusion in a groundbreaking national health study…but time is running out.

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What is FAR
– and Why?

FAR is concerned about the disease of alcoholism, not the beverage. FAR is the only public charity supporting research to find better solutions for those afflicted. The funding for such research has been small compared to other diseases, yet it is the 3rd most prevalent disease in the US. Read more…

Pioneer in Addiction Treatment Supports Baclofen Research

Dr. Shiela Blume endorses the FAR campaign to study the effects of Baclofen on alcohol dependence. Dr. Blume comments “This study is exactly the kind needed to evaluate whether or not Baclofen has the right physiological effects to become the next important alcoholism treatment. Read more…!

FAR Across the Land

The Bolducs, Cincinnati, Ohio

The Bolducs

The Bolducs

Memorial Funds

  • Bill Young
  • Mary Williamson
  • Kevin Baer
  • Joseph Deitch
  • Brett Hilgendorf
  • Paul Wittenburg
  • Michael Jones
  • Diane Clodfelter
  • Anonymous Mr. W.
  • Rita Kaye Byler
  • David Galli
  • Kenneth L. Hadsock
  • Jim Patterson
  • Anne Buckingham
  • Vannoy Thompson
  • Amy Grabina
  • Bryan Beaman
  • Diane Maye
  • Laura Jean Malay Murphy

*sources: “Daily Reflections” April 23, p 122; “As Bill Sees It” p 285; “Grapevine” June 1961; and “AA Comes of Age”, p 232