Advances in Medications and Tailoring Treatment for Alcohol Use Disorder

ALCOHOL RESEARCH CURRENT REVIEWS (08/2015) – …This review compares the efficacy of medications tested for treatment of AUD with and without incorporating genetics. It then discusses advances in pre-clinical genetic and genomic studies that potentially could be adapted to clinical trials to improve treatment efficacy. Although a pharmacogenetic approach is promising, it is relatively new and will need to overcome many challenges, including inadequate scientific knowledge and social and logistic constraints, to be utilized in clinical practice. Read more

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