Additional research in the 1950s and 60s demonstrated significant reduction in alcohol consumption and cravings as well. Our reference section gives a listing of articles on this topic which were published in peer-reviewed journals.
Little research has been done on glutamine in recent years because pharmaceutical companies seldom fund research on drugs which are in the public domain and cannot be patented.
Garbin O., Vartanian V. (1968). Trattamento dell´alcolismo con l-glutammina per via parenterale. [Treatment of alcoholism with parenteral administration of L-glutamine] [Article in Italian] Minerva Medica. 59: 4254-4261.
Garbin O., Vartanian V. (1969). Abitudine o tossicomania? Osservazioni dopo trattamento dell´alcolista con l-glutammina. [Habit or addiction: observations after treatment of alcoholics with L-glutamine] [Article in Italian] La Clinica Terapeutica., 51: 367-371.
Mouren P., Tatossian A., Trouphème R., Guin M. (1965). Traitement des éthiliques chroniques par la monoamide de l´acide l-glutamique (à propos de 36 observations). [Treatment of chronic alcoholics by L-glutamic acid mono-amide (apropos of 36 cases)] [Article in French] Annales médico-psychologiques. (Paris). 123: 486-494.
Rogers LL, Pelton RB. (1957).
Glutamine in the treatment of alcoholism; a preliminary report.
Q J Stud Alcohol. Dec 18(4):581-7.
Rogers LL, Pelton RB. (1958).
Effect of behavior-altering drugs on alcohol consumption by rats.
Tex Rep Biol Med. 16(1):133-6.
Stolt G. (1968).
Glutamin vid alkoholintoxikation. En dubbel-blind-prövning. [Glutamine in the treatment of alcoholic intoxication. A double-blind trial] [Article in Swedish]
Nordisk psykiatrisk tidsskrift. 22(1):39-43.