Treating Alcohol Use Disorder
The Carlat Addiction Treatment Report, Volume 7, Number 6, September 2019
Albert J. Arias, MD, MS
Associate Professor, Psychiatry Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine. Associate Division Chair, Addiction Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine.
Dr. Arias has disclosed that he has no relevant financial or other interests in any commercial companies pertaining to this educational activity.
We have five main medications to offer patients with alcohol use disorder: acamprosate, disulfiram, gabapentin, naltrexone (PO or IM), and topiramate. The combination of naltrexone and gabapentin may work better than either of these two medications alone.