Medications for alcohol, illicit drug, and tobacco dependence. An update of research findings

J Subst Abuse Treat. 1999 Mar;16(2):105-12. doi: 10.1016/s0740-5472(98)00028-2.

Abstract

Physiologic, behavioral, and social factors contribute to dependence on alcohol, nicotine, and other drugs. During the past decade substantial research has focused on identification/development of medications to assist in reducing urge to use these substances. This article describes these agents and reviews recent research findings on them.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Acamprosate
  • Alcohol Deterrents / therapeutic use
  • Alcoholism / drug therapy*
  • Buprenorphine / therapeutic use
  • Bupropion / therapeutic use
  • Forecasting
  • Humans
  • Methadyl Acetate / therapeutic use
  • Naltrexone / therapeutic use
  • Substance-Related Disorders / drug therapy*
  • Taurine / analogs & derivatives
  • Taurine / therapeutic use
  • Tobacco Use Disorder / drug therapy*

Substances

  • Alcohol Deterrents
  • Bupropion
  • Taurine
  • Buprenorphine
  • Naltrexone
  • Methadyl Acetate
  • Acamprosate