The last summer was hard, because of the drinking. But, theres one good thing: It brought me to the decision to stop with the alcohol. Since September 7, i am doing a therapy with baclofen and i like to share my journey with you.
A few words to my person: I’m a 36-year-old man and started my binge drinking career 20 years ago. I’m not a really heavy addiced, i have much more sober than drunk days, but: It was and it is always the same stuff: When i start drinking, i am going until i’m drunk. At the moment, i doing this normally once a week, the amount per “drinking event” are 5 to 8 litres of beer. For a long time, it was not really a problem, but know, since 3-4 years, the blackouts and hangxiety are going to killing me mentally. It also started to have negative effects to my whole life (family, friends, women, work, sport…), so just can’t go on like this anymore.
Last month, i heard about the baclofen therapy (created by a french doctor, who did this to himself) and my doc agreed to do this. Now, i’m dosing up, until the cravings are gone. I’m not religious, but i pray to god this will bring my torture finally to an end. At the moment, im taking 40mg, but the cravings are still there and i drank last. But i don’t give up and i will fightback until i win.
I share this with you because i hope that this can help maybe some of you too to going out of the s***. I wish you guys all the best with your fight, lets bring this to a happy end.
Disclaimer: The baclofen therapy is not suitable for all alcoholics and there are some risks with this medication. If you decide to do this therapy, please do this under medical supervision only! If you like to know more about this topic, please google the baclofen therapy. My english is not the best, so it would take me hours to explain. Sorry.
Important Edit October 14: I started at 5 mg and slowly dosed up to 50 mg until Oct 13, now im taking 40mg. “Day 1” is not the first Day of the therapy, its the first day of the sobriety, so i didnt started at 40mg! Thats way to high for the start. Dose up slowly! And again, only with a doc!