New pharmacological treatment strategies for relapse prevention.

Abstract

Here we discuss treatment strategies that are based on pharmacological interventions to reduce craving and relapse in alcohol-dependent patients. We will first provide a historical overview about relapse prevention strategies. We will then review the development of disulfiram, naltrexone, acamprosate, and nalmefene and discuss their neurobiological modes of… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/7854_2012_205

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