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Case Study 6: Treatments for Alcohol Use Disorder

  • Collin M. ReiffEmail author
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Abstract

This case discusses Susan, a 20-year-old female college student with alcohol use disorder, and explores the practical considerations that should be taken into account when prescribing pharmacotherapy for alcohol use disorder in the adolescent and young adult patient population. It reviews the indications, mechanisms of action, dosing, and current evidence base for acamprosate, naltrexone, and disulfiram.

Keywords

Pharmacotherapy Alcohol use disorder Adolescent Acamprosate Naltrexone Disulfiram 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryNew York University School of MedicineNew YorkUSA

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