Pharmacotherapy of alcohol dependence: past, present and future research.

  title={Pharmacotherapy of alcohol dependence: past, present and future research.},
  author={Lorenzo Leggio and Giovanni Addolorato},
  journal={Current pharmaceutical design},
  volume={16 19},
Alcohol dependence represents a chronic, relapsing condition with a multifactorial aetiology that includes genetic, neurobiological,psychological, and environmental components. Evidence for the effectiveness of medications in alcohol dependence treatment along with the increased number of compounds available is increasing the use of adjunctive pharmacotherapies. In particular, pharmacotherapies could conceivably address some of the biological aspects of alcohol dependence. Treating a complex… CONTINUE READING

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