Alcohol pharmacotherapies

Dylan Brock, Babak Tofighi, Joshua D. Lee, Judd Fastenberg

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Abstract

Increasingly, some cases of alcohol use disorders can be conceptualized as chronic diseases that can be controlled and managed with the help of effective medications. These can be used in concert with comprehensive psychosocial therapies and other specialized addiction treatments, but also within more simplified, medical management models in primary care settings. While few individuals with alcohol dependence, and fewer still with alcohol abuse or hazardous drinking access alcohol pharmacotherapies, there is robust evidence that these medications should be in much wider use. National screening and brief intervention guidelines for primary care settings now emphasize these pharmacotherapy options.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAddressing Unhealthy Alcohol Use in Primary Care
PublisherSpringer New York
Pages49-61
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9781461447795
ISBN (Print)9781461447788
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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