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Nonconventional and Integrative Treatments of Alcohol and Substance Abuse

@inproceedings{Lake2007NonconventionalAI,
  title={Nonconventional and Integrative Treatments of Alcohol and Substance Abuse},
  author={James H. Lake},
  year={2007}
}
  • J. Lake
  • Published 1 February 2007
  • Medicine
In the first part of this column (Psychiatric Times, February 2007), I reviewed treatments whose beneficial effects are probably achieved through a discrete biological or pharmacological mechanism of action. These included dietary modifications; supplementation with specific vitamins, minerals, and amino acids; and medicinal herbs. In this part, I will review the evidence for approaches that reduce the risk of relapse, diminish craving, or mitigate withdrawal symptoms but for which there is no… Expand
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