The therapeutic potential of gamma-hydroxybutyric acid for alcohol dependence: balancing the risks and benefits. A focus on clinical data.

@article{Addolorato2009TheTP,
  title={The therapeutic potential of gamma-hydroxybutyric acid for alcohol dependence: balancing the risks and benefits. A focus on clinical data.},
  author={Giovanni Addolorato and Lorenzo Leggio and Anna Ferrulli and Fabio L D Caputo and Antonio Gasbarrini},
  journal={Expert opinion on investigational drugs},
  year={2009},
  volume={18 5},
  pages={675-86}
}
There is an increasing interest in studying the role of GABAergic medications in the treatment of alcohol dependence. The GABAergic drug gamma-hydroxybutyric acid (GHB) has been investigated in Europe as a possible treatment for alcohol dependence. In some European Countries, GHB has been approved as a treatment for alcohol dependence. However, this drug has also shown addictive properties, therefore raising questions about its safety in treating alcohol-dependent subjects. More recent research… CONTINUE READING

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