The Pharmacologic Treatment of Alcohol and Drug Addiction
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.
KeywordsOpioid Receptor Alcohol Dependence Alcohol Withdrawal Opioid Antagonist Opioid Dependence
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