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New Options to Treat Alcohol Use Disorder

  • Wednesday, November 17, 2021, 9:59 am
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Nearly 15 million Americans have alcohol use disorder and 75 million engaged in binge drinking or heavy alcohol use in the month before a survey conducted by the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. This problem has not been solved…yet. Hope for a solution is one of the big stories coming out of the Wonderland Conference, the largest psychedelic business event, ever.

YourUpdateTV spoke with Awakn Life Sciences CEO, Anthony Tennyson who discussed the problem. “Alcohol addiction is a chronic disease effecting many millions of Americans each year. The success rates for treatments are typically quite low though. Three out of four people are back drinking alcohol within 12 months of seeking treatment. There is, however, a new hope. Psychedelic assisted therapy has been proven to be more effective at treating alcohol addiction than any other currently available treatment.”

Awakn Life Sciences Corp. (NEO: AWKN) (OTCQB: AWKNF) (FSE: 954) (‘Awakn’), a biotechnology company developing and delivering psychedelic therapeutics (medicines and therapies) to treat addiction, recently announced that the ‘Ketamine in the Reduction of Alcoholic Relapse’ (KARE) psychotherapy intervention study, which was the first controlled study in the world to investigate ketamine-assisted psychotherapy, will be published in the American Journal of Psychiatry later this year.

Professor David Nutt, former Clinical Director of the US National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism and currently Clinical Director at Awakn commented. The approach we’re taking is to use new medicines to disrupt the brains processes of addiction to allow people to escape from the repetitive cravings and which tie them to the alcohol and and also with therapy to help them plot a new path in their lives.