12. Acamprosate for Alcohol Dependence1

  1. Iosief Abraha1 and
  2. Cristina Cusi2

Published Online: 13 AUG 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118454503.ch12

Alcohol and Drug Misuse

Alcohol and Drug Misuse

How to Cite

Abraha, I. and Cusi, C. (2012) Acamprosate for Alcohol Dependence1, in Alcohol and Drug Misuse, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118454503.ch12

Author Information

  1. 1

    Regional Health Authority of Umbria, Perugia, Italy

  2. 2

    Outpatient Services – Neurology, Clinical Institutes of Specialisation, Milan, Italy

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 AUG 2012
  2. Published Print: 7 AUG 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470659694

Online ISBN: 9781118454503



  • acamprosate for alcohol dependence;
  • acamprosate effectiveness and tolerance in the alcohol-dependent;
  • acamprosate, supporting continuous abstinence after detoxification;
  • primary outcomes, return to drinking/cumulative abstinence duration;
  • other outcomes, return to heavy drinking, GGT and side effects;
  • individuals with alcohol dependence, under DSM-IV-TR/ICD-10;
  • acamprosate, as adjunctive to psychosocial/psychotherapeutic;
  • acamprosate and naltrexone comparison, for relative effectiveness


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