Alcohol Pharmacotherapy

  • Jasmine Carpenter
  • Shannon Tulk


Alcohol use disorder has a higher prevalence in the military and veteran patient population compared to the general population. If left untreated, AUD can lead to a number of negative outcomes such as an increase in morbidity and mortality. Alcohol pharmacotherapy has been proven effective in decreasing alcohol consumption and prolonging periods of abstinence, however the use of these agents remains underutilized. This chapter will provide a general overview of the agents that are used for the indication of AUD.


Alcohol use disorder Pharmacotherapy Naltrexone Medication-assisted treatment AUD 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jasmine Carpenter
    • 1
  • Shannon Tulk
    • 2
  1. 1.Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Washington DC, Pharmacy Service/Mental Health ServiceWashington, DCUSA
  2. 2.Minneapolis VA Health Care System, Pharmacy ServiceMinneapolisUSA

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