Pharmacotherapy for Alcohol Use Disorder.
Med Clin North Am. 2018 Jul;102(4):653-666
Authors: Holt SR, Tobin DG
Alcohol use disorder is a common, destructive, and undertreated disease. As understanding of alcohol use disorder has evolved, so has our ability to manage patients with pharmacotherapeutic agents in addition to nondrug therapy, including various counseling strategies. Providers now have a myriad of medications, both approved and not approved by the US Food and Drug Administration, to choose from and can personalize care based on treatment goals, comorbidities, drug interactions, and drug availability. This review explores these treatment options and offers the prescriber practical advice regarding when each option may or may not be appropriate for a specific patient.
PMID: 29933821 [PubMed - in process]