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(p. 296) Pharmacotherapy of Addictive Disorders 

(p. 296) Pharmacotherapy of Addictive Disorders
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(p. 296) Pharmacotherapy of Addictive Disorders
Author(s):

Ece Tek

and Stephanie S. O’Malley

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780199738168.003.0045
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date: 18 November 2019

This chapter provides a brief review of medications that are currently approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of substance use disorders (SUDs) and medications under investigation for alcohol (benzodiazepines, disulfiram, naltrexone, acamprosate), nicotine (varencline, bupropion), opiates (methadone, buprenorphine, naltrexone), stimulants, and marijuana. Information about dosing, adverse events, and contraindications are presented briefly in tables, but the reader should refer to the product information on each medication for complete information.

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