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Medications for Alcohol, Illicit Drug, and Tobacco Dependence: An Update of Research Findings

Progress in development of medications to prevent or reduce drinking is most strikingly illustrated by consideration of two agents, naltrexone and acamprosate. Both have been demonstrated as efficacious and both are currently available for clinical use in a large number of countries. In this section we review research on these agents as well as on disulfiram and the antidepressants fluoxetine and sertraline.