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Improving Medication Adherence in Alcohol Dependence
J Clin Psychiatry 2006;67(suppl 14):23-29
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Adherence to a medication regimen is difficult for many individuals with chronic disorders, but
is especially problematic in patients being treated with medications for alcohol dependence. Poor
treatment adherence adds a formidable barrier to the management of this challenging disorder, significantly
reducing the chance of successfully treating alcohol dependence. Psychosocial interventions
developed by experts in the field are currently available in published manuals and provide guidance
for improving adherence in alcohol-dependent patients. Future directions in pharmacologic
treatments that bypass the burden of daily pill taking include long-acting injectable formulations—a
strategy that has already shown promise in the treatment of schizophrenia.