The NIH has now started a trial of baclofen in alcoholism where there is also anxiety.
Baclofen for Treating Anxiety and Alcoholism
– Baclofen is a drug used to control muscle stiffness in people with neurological diseases. Some studies suggest that baclofen may reduce alcohol craving and use. It helps to reduce anxiety in alcoholics, which in turn can help to reduce cravings. Researchers want to see if baclofen can be a safe and effective treatment for alcoholics who have high anxiety levels.
– To see if baclofen is safe and helpful for people who have alcoholism and high anxiety levels.