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Gabapentin 'could help treat alcohol dependence'

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I completely agree on the concern re: abuse. It would create a whole new gabapentin market within communities of people already proven to have a substance misuse problem. It may work on a an individual basis but would be terrible for the health of the community and produce a huge burden on GPs as I expect a large proportion of the alcohol abusing community would demand to be put on it with no way of measuring response or outcome reliably. Please, please, please don't make this a recommendation. I spend long enough in prison arguing about gabapentin/pregabalin - I don't want it to take over my days on the outside too!

Posted date

19 Nov 2013

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9:58am

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