The effect of naltrexone and acamprosate on cue-induced craving, autonomic nervous system and neuroendocrine reactions to alcohol-related cues in alcoholics.

@article{Ooteman2007TheEO,
  title={The effect of naltrexone and acamprosate on cue-induced craving, autonomic nervous system and neuroendocrine reactions to alcohol-related cues in alcoholics.},
  author={Wendy Ooteman and Maarten W. J. Koeter and Roel Verheul and Gerard M. Schippers and Wim van den Brink},
  journal={European neuropsychopharmacology : the journal of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology},
  year={2007},
  volume={17 8},
  pages={558-66}
}
INTRODUCTION Acamprosate and naltrexone have been shown to be effective in relapse prevention of alcoholism. It is hypothesized that naltrexone exerts its effects primarily on cue-induced craving and neuroendocrine cue reactivity, whereas acamprosate exerts its effect primarily on autonomic nervous system reactions to alcohol-related cues. EXPERIMENTAL… CONTINUE READING