Proof-of-concept human laboratory study for protracted abstinence in alcohol dependence: effects of gabapentin.

@article{Mason2009ProofofconceptHL,
  title={Proof-of-concept human laboratory study for protracted abstinence in alcohol dependence: effects of gabapentin.},
  author={Barbara J. Mason and John M. Light and Lauren D Williams and David J. Drobes},
  journal={Addiction biology},
  year={2009},
  volume={14 1},
  pages={73-83}
}
There is a need for safe medications that can effectively support recovery by treating symptoms of protracted abstinence that may precipitate relapse in alcoholics, e.g. craving and disturbances in sleep and mood. This proof-of-concept study reports on the effectiveness of gabapentin 1200 mg for attenuating these symptoms in a non-treatment-seeking sample of cue-reactive, alcohol-dependent individuals. Subjects were 33 paid volunteers with current Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental… CONTINUE READING
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