Consider these medications to help patients stay sober
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Naltrexone can help prevent relapse in recently detoxified patients with alcohol use disorder. The evidence for acamprosate is not quite as strong. Practice changer: Consider prescribing oral naltrexone (50 mg/d) for patients with alcohol use disorder who wish to maintain abstinence after a brief period of detoxification.
Journal of Family Practice, 64(4) 2015: 238-240.
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