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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"I can look at myself in the mirror again, and I know that my abstinence can be seen."

It is now more than 16 months since you gave up your valuable time to have a discussion with me and my husband at the end of March 2010. My alcoholism reached its peak. The day began early in the morning by going to the cellar to fill a water glass with Williams. The craving for the bottle became increasingly intense. I knew my weak point, I was ashamed, and sometimes hated myself and did not understand myself. But the desire for this terrible drug was too great. The crash was inevitable and had to happen.

In our meeting, you explained this serious illness to us, in words that we could understand, and possibilities to fight this.
Our trust in your experience and success with Baclofen was correct and is now being rewarded.

Alcohol is no longer of any interest to me.
I have no cravings for alcohol.
Alcohol can be drunk near to me; I don't need it.
Alcohol can be offered in shops, the shelves do not bother me.
If I am offered I drink, I ask about the content – regardless of whether I am alone or with my husband.

My secretive ways have come to an end. I no longer need to hide bottles and take them to the container. A mouth spray against alcohol odour is no longer required. The fear that I could get unwanted visitors and they would notice my situation has gone. I am also free from the worry that my husband would come through the door at an unusual time.

I can look at myself in the mirror again, and I know that my abstinence can be seen. "You look good, it is obvious that you are well" – I hear this statement often. It makes me a little bit proud.

Life with my lovable husband, who did not deserve my behaviour, is worth living again.

We have you and Baclofen to thank for that.

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