Journal article

New steps for treating alcohol use disorder

Erin J Campbell, Andrew J Lawrence, Christina J Perry

Psychopharmacology | SPRINGER | Published : 2018

Abstract

Alcohol use disorder is a complex syndrome with multiple treatment points including drug-induced pathology, withdrawal management, behavioral/cognitive strategies, and relapse prevention. These different components may be complicated by genotype and phenotype. A huge milestone for the treatment of alcohol use disorder across several countries in the last 10 years was the introduction of practice guidelines integrating clinical expertise and research evidence. These provide a summary of interventions that have been shown to be effective following rigorous and replicated clinical trials. Inspection of these guidelines reveals good consistency, but little evidence of progress in treatment appro..

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Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council


Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council Principal Research Fellowship


Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council/Australian Research Council Fellowship


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council Project Grant (AJL, 1105741), a National Health and Medical Research Council Principal Research Fellowship (AJL, 1116930), a National Health and Medical Research Council/Australian Research Council Fellowship (CJP, 1107144), and the Victorian State Government Operational Infrastructure Scheme.