Alcohol Addiction

The basic treatments available for alcohol dependence and alcohol withdrawal are well known and the reader is referred to textbooks or review articles on the subject for an in-depth presentation.55,56 Pharmacotherapy of alcoholism works best when used in conjunction with specific relapse prevention counseling methods and attendance at self-help groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). For over 40 years, the aversive agent disulfiram was the only FDA approved medication for the treatment of alcoholism. Interestingly, a large double-blind placebo-controlled clinical trial conducted by the Veterans Administration showed that disulfiram was no better than placebo in helping patients

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