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Meds a good "first step" for treating alcoholism

(10/31/2012)

Meds a good "first step" for treating alcoholism
Reuters Health

October 26, 2012

A new analysis confirms that two drugs commonly used to treat alcoholism may be appropriate for people in different stages of recovery - likely because they work differently in the brain. The drugs, acamprosate (marketed as Campral) and naltrexone (ReVia), are both non-addictive themselves and don't make users sick when mixed with alcohol. So they're a good first option for people struggling with alcohol dependence who are motivated to stop drinking but would like to avoid an inpatient program, researchers said.

View the full article here: http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/26/us-meds-alcohol-idUSBRE89P0PX20121026


Keywords: medication, first step, treating, alcoholism



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