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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The Foundation for Alcoholism Research Funds Breakthrough Research

About two years ago, baclofen appeared on FAR’s horizon and, after considerable reading and inquiring, the Board of Directors determined that a baclofen study was the area for the next grant. Read More

Chilean Researchers Working on Alcoholism Vaccine

Researchers in Chile say that if their venture is successful, a shot a month could help alcoholics kick their habit. Read more

How We Get Addicted

Humans have a habit of getting hooked on harmful things. New research reveals why, and opens the door to a cure… Read more

Meds Can Help Problem Drinkers, But Many Doctors Don’t Know That

If you tell your doctor you’d like to stop drinking, odds are he’s not going to give you a pill. That’s too bad, a study says, because there are medications that can help people with drinking problems get off the sauce. Read more

Drugs to Aid Alcoholics See Little Use, Study Finds

Two medications could help tens of thousands of alcoholics quit drinking, yet the drugs are rarely prescribed to patients, researchers reported on Tuesday.

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Think You Drink A Lot? This Chart Will Tell You

Do you drink a glass of wine with dinner every night? That puts you in the top 30 percent of American adults in terms of per-capita alcohol consumption. If you drink two glasses, that would put you in the top 20 percent. Read more

Huge New Penn Study: Red Wine Not So Good For Your Heart After All

Uh, guys? I think the entire health community might soon take back everything good it’s ever said about red wine and heart health: A huge new study out of Penn Medicine, published today on, found absolutely no cardiovascular benefits to drinking even moderate amounts of alcohol, including red wine. Read more