Alcohol use disorder: pathophysiology, effects, and pharmacologic options for treatment

  title={Alcohol use disorder: pathophysiology, effects, and pharmacologic options for treatment},
  author={Robin C Wackernah and Matthew J Minnick and P. Clapp},
  journal={Substance Abuse and Rehabilitation},
  pages={1 - 12}
  • Robin C Wackernah, Matthew J Minnick, P. Clapp
  • Published 2014
  • Medicine
  • Substance Abuse and Rehabilitation
  • Alcohol use disorders (AUD) continue to be a concerning health issue worldwide. Harmful alcohol use leads to 2.5 million deaths annually worldwide. Multiple options exist for the management of dependence on alcohol, not all of which are approved by drug-regulating agencies. Current practice in treating AUD does not reflect the diversity of pharmacologic options that have potential to provide benefit, and guidance for clinicians is limited. Few medications are approved for treatment of AUD, and… CONTINUE READING
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