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The Pharmacologic Treatment of Alcohol and Drug Addiction

  • Nikita B. Katz
  • Olga A. Katz
  • Steven Mandel

Abstract

This chapter is about the pharmacologic treatment of drug and alcohol addiction. The National Institute on Drug Abuse has issued a set of principles of drug addiction treatment as a research-based guide for practitioners. These principles are given in Table 8.1 and make it clear that pharmacologic treatment is only one component in a broad range of treatment modalities (1). This chapter reviews the pharmacologic treatments for (1) alcohol; (2) stimulants: cocaine and amphetamines; and (3) opioids and other narcotics.

Keywords

Opioid Receptor Alcohol Dependence Alcohol Withdrawal Opioid Antagonist Opioid Dependence 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nikita B. Katz
    • 1
  • Olga A. Katz
    • 2
  • Steven Mandel
    • 2
  1. 1.INR/Biomed, Inc.ConcordUSA
  2. 2.Jefferson Medical College, Neurology and Neurophysiology Associates, PCPhiladelphiaUSA

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