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01.12.2016 | Review | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

Addiction Science & Clinical Practice 1/2016

Alcohol use in opioid agonist treatment

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Addiction Science & Clinical Practice > Ausgabe 1/2016
Autoren:
Seonaid Nolan, Jan Klimas, Evan Wood

Abstract

Alcohol misuse among individuals receiving agonist treatment for an opioid use disorder is common and is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. At present, though substantial research highlights effective strategies for the screening, diagnosis and management of an alcohol or opioid use disorder individually, less is known about how best to care for those with a dual diagnosis especially since common treatments for opioid addiction may be contraindicated in a setting of alcohol use. This review summarizes existing research and characterizes the prevalence, clinical implications and management of alcohol misuse among individuals with opioid addiction. Furthermore, it highlights clinically relevant management strategies in need of future research to advance care for this unique, but important, patient population.
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