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Dual Dependency on Cocaine and Alcohol in Opiate Addicts: Treatment Options

Tracie Gardner, PhD, and Thomas Kosten, MD

Published: July 16, 2007

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Dual-drug dependency is common and represents a complex management and treatment challenge. This month’s column will briefly describe concurrent drug abuse with alcohol, cocaine, and heroin as well as describe current pharmacotherapies for multidrug dependence. In addition, we will briefly discuss the implications for combining behavioral therapies with medications to improve treatment efficacy.’ ‹

Volume: 68

Quick Links: Addiction , Substance Use Disorders

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