Pharmacotherapy of alcohol use disorders.

  title={Pharmacotherapy of alcohol use disorders.},
  author={Alessandra Buonopane and Ismene L Petrakis},
  journal={Substance use & misuse},
  volume={40 13-14},
  pages={2001-20, 2043-8}
Therapeutic interventions to treat alcoholism have increased in number, including several pharmacotherapies. Aspects of epidemiology, gender, and psychiatric comorbidity as well as a brief overview of neurobiology are presented as an introduction. The medications used clinically for the treatment of alcoholism, disulfiram and naltrexone, approved by the Food and Drug Administration in the United States for the treatment of alcoholism and acamprosate, a medication used extensively in Europe that… CONTINUE READING