Therapy

A patient reports...

(…) I am now more closely involved with the effect of Baclofen and my own therapy. I have read various forums on this and I am extremely enthusiastic about my own situation. It is frightening and very discouraging to read how people experiment with the medication themselves, and continue to drink.
 
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Therapy

We can help you

If you would like to end your addiction for good, but can't do it alone, then we are there for you.
We monitor you during therapy – the practitioner's office for Alternative Addiction Treatment will be available with help and advice. Of course, you can also reach us any time if you have questions.

Baclofen, a long-known medication, helps you to give up alcohol. We help you with detoxification and advise you during Baclofen therapy. We will free you from your alcohol addiction.

Alcoholism - How a medication is supposed to help

12.01.2016 | 08:18 Min.
Available until 11.01.2017
Source: MITTELDEUTSCHER RUNDFUNK

Alcoholism is one of the most serious diseases. And treatments are often not very successful. Now there is a medication that gives us hope.

 

Watch the TV report with Dr. Vera Schnell in the ARD-Mediathek »

First contact

First contact

Please do not hesitate to contact us:

We will then contact you and discuss the treatment date, and your journey to Regensburg » go to Google Maps

Course of treatment

Course of treatment

After the first meeting, the possibilities of the treatment will be discussed.
Today, there are medications that you can use to block the craving, and the brain becomes quieter.
You can see alcohol, without feeling the urge to drink, you can go to the supermarket and shop, without going to the wine aisle.
You can resist slot machines.
You can live a life without cocaine.
You can once again carry out your profession to the full.
In the following months, your life will normalise, your partnership can once again concentrate on new content.

Side effects

Side effects

The first two days you will feel a little unsteady, perhaps a little dizzy, but then you will feel normal.
After 8 to 14 days, you can return to the workplace, you can drive and live your life to the full again.

Who pays for it?

Who pays for it?

Any statutory health insurance company takes on the costs.
With private health insurance companies, it is in dispute.
There are private insurance companies who have removed addiction from the range of services.
If you are privately insured, then you must find out about the scope of services of your insurance.

What happens next?

What happens next?

The medication must be taken for years.
The duration of the medication depends on the length of the illness, the addictive substance, the social factors such as loss of job, loss of driving licence, divorce, social isolation, further diseases (independent from alcohol) or drugs.

Regular feedback, telephone conversations and check-ups in Regensburg are a given.

I am available to you and your family for meetings.
Further therapy will be planned and set in motion, e.g. psychotherapy, couples therapy, rehab, occupational rehabilitation, etc.

Discretion is important to us. We will not notify the authorities or employers.
I know how discriminating the diagnosis "addiction" can be.

Effects of addiction on relatives

Effects of addiction on relatives

Addiction means that you are ill because you consume drugs or alcohol, and your life partner, children, siblings, anyone who is close to you, become ill with you over the course of time.

The family system suffers with and from you, and all the circumstances that addiction brings:

  • Fear of accidents
  • Fear of losing your job
  • Mental breakdowns
  • Dispute
  • Restriction of everyday life
  • Reduction of life to the consumption of the addictive substance

We know the family situation and sufferings of you and your relatives.
We are available to talk not only to you, but also your relatives.
We are pleased if your wife/husband comes with you and learns with you.

Learn how to deal with the disease

Learn how to deal with the disease

You should become competent for your disease, you should no longer helplessly face yourself and your disease, rather become a specialist in it. As we cannot watch our brain during its processes, its functional sequences, rather only feel the effects, in our opinion it is important that you absorb as much information as possible, that you learn how the brain works and can build your own action strategies from this.

Alcohol addiction and managing it is not something that you can do alone, but only with a doctor and treatment with medication. It is not a character flaw or lack of willpower that you failed alone until now, in spite of all your efforts. We know that until a patient comes to us, there have already been many attempts, perhaps even stays in a clinic (on average 3 to 4 attempts). All efforts have failed. Not because you didn't want to, but because your brain controlled you, and you were compelled to carry on drinking.

The relapse quota after conventional treatment is 60% in the first 4 weeks.
You decide our quota: Stopping the medication will lead to a relapse within 2 to 4 days.
This means that sticking to the therapy is our crucial factor, and you determine it.

If you have any unanswered questions, please do not hesitate to inform us.
We look forward to every letter and will answer your questions.

Declaration of consent for treatment with Baclofen

Declaration of consent for treatment with Baclofen

Please read this document carefully, sign it and give it back to Dr. Schnell.

Declaration of consent for treatment with Baclofen (PDF)

A patient reports...

(…) I am now more closely involved with the effect of Baclofen and my own therapy. I have read various forums on this and I am extremely enthusiastic about my own situation. It is frightening and very discouraging to read how people experiment with the medication themselves, and continue to drink.
 
» continue reading