Treating Substance Abuse

June, 2006 | Vol: 4 Issue: 6

In this issue


Medications for Alcoholism

There are now four medications that are approved by the FDA for the treatment of alcohol dependence, so it is high time we take a fresh look at what our options are.

Motivational Interviewing for Alcoholism

Motivational interviewing (MI) has taken the world of addiction therapy by storm. The essence of MI is that the therapist maintains an empathic, supportive stance with patients while gently prodding them to focus on discrepancies between how they would like their life to be and how it actually is.

Suboxone: A Primer

Suboxone (buprenorphine/naloxone) was approved by the FDA on October 8, 2002 for the treatment of opioid addiction. Until the approval of Suboxone, we had two options for treating opioid addiction— naltrexone and methadone.

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