This is a blog for the Mental Health Policy Class at the George Warren Brown School of Social Work.
January 13, 2006
Harm Avoidance in the Treatment of Alcoholism
"The new concept, called harm avoidance, is gaining acceptance because of newer drugs such as acamprosate and naltrexone. Both acamprosate and naltrexone reduce craving for alcohol, and studies show that patients who relapse and fail to be totally abstinent while on these drugs still drink a lot less, which presumably means fewer adverse consequences."
Posted by Danny Wedding at 4:42 PM