Meta-analysis of naltrexone and acamprosate for treating alcohol use disorders: when are these medications most helpful?

@article{Maisel2013MetaanalysisON,
  title={Meta-analysis of naltrexone and acamprosate for treating alcohol use disorders: when are these medications most helpful?},
  author={Natalya C. Maisel and Janet C. Blodgett and Paula L Wilbourne and Keith Humphreys and John W. Finney},
  journal={Addiction},
  year={2013},
  volume={108 2},
  pages={275-93}
}
AIMS Although debates over the efficacy of oral naltrexone and acamprosate in treating alcohol use disorders tend to focus on their global efficacy relative to placebo or their efficacy relative to each other, the underlying reality may be more nuanced. This meta-analysis examined when naltrexone and acamprosate are most helpful by testing: (i) the relative efficacy of each medication given its presumed mechanism of action (reducing heavy drinking versus fostering abstinence) and (ii) whether… CONTINUE READING
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