Recently the media has shown an increased interest in emerging treatment and detection methods for alcoholism.
- The Doctors TV Show - Naltrexone Implant
- NPR - Glaser – Women and Alcohol
- NBC News - Doctors don’t screen for alcohol
FAR’s last grant went toward naltrexone reserach into patients genetically screened as candidates for this medication use (pill form).
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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Henry R. Kranzler, MD, Named Director of Penn’s Center for Studies of Addiction
Congratulations to Dr.Henry R. Kranzler for his appointment as the Director of the Center for Studies of Addiction appointment at the University of Pennsylvania, succeeding founder Dr. Charles P. O’Brien. Read more…
FAR selects Prof Cronise for Grant
Professor Kim Cronise, a neuroscientist at Middlebury College studies alcohol tolerance variations in mice.
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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.
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.
FAR BLOG Page Blog Page
Check out the newest FAR Website feature. The blog page has three topics to start out “Benefits of Alcoholic Beverages”, “Why is Alcoholism So Difficult to Recover From? And What Does Recovery Mean?”, and “An Aging Problem” You have a voice – let us hear from you.
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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
Rick and Marian, Williamsburg, VA