17. Opioid Antagonists for Alcohol Dependence1

  1. Iosief Abraha1 and
  2. Cristina Cusi2

Published Online: 13 AUG 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118454503.ch17

Alcohol and Drug Misuse

Alcohol and Drug Misuse

How to Cite

Abraha, I. and Cusi, C. (2012) Opioid Antagonists for Alcohol Dependence1, in Alcohol and Drug Misuse, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118454503.ch17

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



  • opioid antagonists for alcohol dependence;
  • opioid effectiveness for alcohol-dependent compared to placebo;
  • evidence in support of opioid antagonist use, in alcohol dependence;
  • objectives, effectiveness/tolerability of opioid in alcohol dependence;
  • alcohol dependence, as per Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders;
  • naltrexone, effective/safe in treatment of alcoholism;
  • effects valued against relapsing nature of alcoholism, therapeutic options;
  • methodological standards as in CONSORT statement, needed;
  • patient characteristics for patient's responsiveness, in therapeutic needs


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