How Opioid Antagonists Reduce the Craving for Alcohol

Condition: Alcohol

Category: Addiction

Author: David Sinclair

Type: Article

Date: Oct 2014

Drinking alcohol while an opioid antagonist blocks the reinforcement starts extinction of the drinking behavior and craving. One of the strongest effects of using naltrexone in the treatment of alcoholism is the progressive decrease in the craving for alcohol.

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