Psychotherapy, medicine may help alcoholics

New medicines in development may offer hope to 18 million Americans who believe they’re dependent on or abuse alcohol. For years, treatment options for alcoholism have been limited, but new medicines that curb cravings may help people reduce or stop drinking and regain control of their lives.
"Many people don’t realize that alcoholism is a chronic disease much like diabetes or depression," said David Gastfriend, M.D., associate professor of psychiatry at Harvard ...

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