The gabapentin dosing schedule was 400 mg t.i.d. for 3 days, 400 mg b.i.d. for 1 day, and then 400 mg for 1 day. Scores on the alcohol withdrawal scale over four daily visits decreased from an average of 17 on day 1 to averages of 11, 2, and 0, respectively. Patients were started on a regimen of medication during the afternoon on day 1 and instructed to take two doses of medication that day. We feel that if three doses had been taken, the scores on the alcohol withdrawal scale on day 2 might have been lower. No adverse effects were noted, and the only complaint was initial sedation by one patient.