Review article: pharmacotherapy for alcohol dependence – the why, the what and the wherefore

  title={Review article: pharmacotherapy for alcohol dependence – the why, the what and the wherefore},
  author={E. T. Goh and M. Y. Morgan},
  journal={Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics},
  • E. T. Goh, M. Y. Morgan
  • Published 2017
  • Medicine
  • Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
  • The development of alcohol dependence is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. For the majority of affected people the most appropriate goal, in terms of drinking behaviour, is abstinence from alcohol. Psychosocial intervention is the mainstay of the treatment but adjuvant pharmacotherapy is also available and its use recommended. 
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