The Baclofene would act on the organization
like a substitute to alcohol, and would make it possible to fight against the
dependence of certain patients.
A national study will be launched to
evaluate the real effectiveness of Baclofene against alcoholism.
Within the framework of a hospital program of clinical
research (PHRC), the Baclofene
will be prescribed to alcoholic patients to evaluate its real effectiveness in
the treatment of the dependence to alcohol. Certain patients and professor Jaury, general doctor and professor at the University Paris
Descartes, in charge of the study, expect much of this experimentation which
will begin in September.
The Baclofene would function on the organization like
a substitute. Alcohol acts like one releasing while coming to fix itself on
certain specific receivers of the human body.
A product, at the origin used in medical imagery,
would inhibit the effects of alcohol. It will be soon tested in order to develop a drug
against the intoxication. “To drink or lead”, we will not have to choose perhaps
scientists study a drug which could thwart the effects of intoxication,
according to the British daily newspaper The Independent.
Iomazenil, dedicated to the diagnosis of cerebral
imagery, will be tested soon on several tens of volunteers, old from 21 to 35
years, to determine from them the true effects on intoxication.
The concept? The “guinea-pigs” will gulp down the product “miracle”
before clinking glasses then they will take the wheel of a control simulator l. Their behavior
will be examined with magnifying glass by the scientists who run the project.
If it is proven that Iomazenil paralyzes or slows down
the effect of alcohol, it could open up the way for a pill intended to look
after the excessive alcoholics and drinkers.