Doctors unsure what medications help curb alcohol problems

A variety of medications can help curb alcohol problems, despite doctors not knowing enough about them, according to new US research.

The research reviewed more than 100 past studies, which examined the use of drugs to treat alcohol abuse problems. The study concluded there was significant evidence supporting the use of two drugs – acamprosate and oral naltrexone.

Researcher Daniel Jonas said while there had been many studies conducted on treating alcohol problems in the past, many doctors were confused and did not know which medications were best.

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