Pharmacotherapy of alcohol use disorders in the Veterans Health Administration.

@article{Harris2010PharmacotherapyOA,
  title={Pharmacotherapy of alcohol use disorders in the Veterans Health Administration.},
  author={Alex H. S. Harris and Daniel R. Kivlahan and Thomas R. Bowe and Keith N Humphreys},
  journal={Psychiatric services},
  year={2010},
  volume={61 4},
  pages={
          392-8
        }
}
OBJECTIVE Acamprosate, oral and long-acting injectable naltrexone, and disulfiram are approved for treatment of alcohol dependence. Their availability and consideration of their use in treatment are now standards of high-quality care. This study determined rates of medication initiation among Veterans Health Administration (VHA) patients. METHODS VHA pharmacy and administrative data were used to identify patients with alcohol use disorder diagnoses in fiscal years (FY) 2006 and 2007 and the… CONTINUE READING
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