Naltrexone: A Pan-Addiction Treatment?

  title={Naltrexone: A Pan-Addiction Treatment?},
  author={E. Aboujaoude and Wael Salame},
  journal={CNS Drugs},
  • E. Aboujaoude, Wael Salame
  • Published 2016
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • CNS Drugs
  • Addiction is a major public health problem with few efficacious and safe treatments. The goal of this review is to provide an evidence-based assessment of the therapeutic role of the opioid antagonist naltrexone across the addiction spectrum—substance-based and behavioral. The PubMed database was searched for randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trials that investigated the oral or intramuscular long-acting formulation of naltrexone in substance use disorders or behavioral addictions such as… CONTINUE READING
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