Chapter 8. Drugs for Treating Substance Abuse Disorders

  1. Jeffrey A. Lieberman M.D. Professor Chair1 and
  2. Allan Tasman M.D. Professor Chair2

Published Online: 3 JUL 2006

DOI: 10.1002/0470029439.ch8

Handbook of Psychiatric Drugs

Handbook of Psychiatric Drugs

How to Cite

Lieberman, J. A. and Tasman, A. (2006) Drugs for Treating Substance Abuse Disorders, in Handbook of Psychiatric Drugs, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/0470029439.ch8

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, and Director, New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York, USA

  2. 2

    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, Kentucky, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 3 JUL 2006
  2. Published Print: 31 MAR 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470028216

Online ISBN: 9780470029435



  • substance abuse disorders;
  • drug treatments for nicotine dependence;
  • pharmacological management of intoxication;
  • drug interactions in chemical dependency;
  • syndromes associated with intoxication;
  • alcohol intoxication;
  • sedative–hypnotic intoxication;
  • withdrawal syndrome drug treatment;
  • relapse prevention agents;
  • pharmacotherapy for substance abusers


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Syndromes Associated with Intoxication

  • Drug Treatment of Withdrawal Syndromes

  • Agents to Aid Relapse Prevention

  • Pharmacotherapies for Substance Abusers with Additional Psychiatric Illness

  • Additional Reading