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An open randomized study was conducted to compare different treatments of alcoholism on ethanol intake, craving, and on biochemical measures of alcohol consumptions. Eighty-six alcoholics were abstinent for a mean of two weeks prior to random assignment to g-hydroxybutyrate (GHB, 50 mg/kg of body weight t.i.d), naltrexone (NTX, 50 mg/day) or disulfiram(More)
The present study compared retrospectively in a clinical non-experimental setting the efficacy of buprenorphine (BUP) in different subgroups of dually diagnosed and non-dually diagnosed opioid-dependent patients: all the subjects included in the study showed severe long-lasting heroin addiction and 68.4% were affected by psychiatric comorbidity.(More)
Variants of the opioid receptors are the obvious candidates underlying addiction. The kappa opioid receptor (KOR) system seems to play a role in stress responsivity, opiate withdrawal and responses to psycho-stimulants, inhibiting mesolimbic dopamine. KOR gene polymorphisms have been reported to contribute to predisposition to voluntary alcohol-drinking(More)
The objective of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of olanzapine (OLA) in heroin-dependent patients affected by comorbid schizophrenia spectrum disorders (SSD). Sixty-one patients who met the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition criteria for heroin dependence and the criteria for SSD (schizophrenia and schizotypal and(More)
Twelve-month treatment of heroin addicts with methadone or buprenorphine normalized plasma cortisol levels, and controlled withdrawal symptoms as well as craving. During treatment, the time course of plasma cortisol levels and craving was not strictly correlated: heroin craving was more elevated at 12 than at 3 months. The results suggest a correlation(More)
1. Substance abusers subtypes have been identified considering underlying psychobiological disorder, familial factors, age of onset, legal problems and drug of choice. 2. In the present study the authors submitted 98 male heroin addicted individuals (age 19-28 y) to the Buss Durkee Hostility Inventory (Italian version) and a structured interview concerning(More)
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