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 Implant 'fights alcohol abuse'

Health Check correspondent Damien McGuinness went to a clinic in the Latvian capital of Riga, to find out more about a surgical implant they offer to help people addicted to alcohol.

Upon arrival at the clinic, patients undergo a detoxification period which involves a three to four day 'drying out' under sedation. On the fourth day they receive a surgical implant, fitted under the lower abdomen, which slowly dissolves to release the drug Disulfiram, which blocks the body' s ability to break down alcohol.

If the patient starts drinking alcohol again, they may experience intense discomfort and sickness within ten minutes.

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This article was originally published by the BBC News at http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/10963792

The BBC also covered this story in their 'Health Check' World Service Radio programme, which can be found here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0091k7x

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