Clinical Trial Investigates Gabapentin for Alcohol Use Disorder

JAMA Internal Medicine

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What The Study Did: This randomized clinical trial investigated if gabapentin, a drug often used to treat nerve pain, would be useful in the treatment of patients with alcohol use disorder (problem drinking that becomes severe) and a history of alcohol withdrawal symptoms. As many as 30 million people in the U.S. meet criteria for alcohol use disorder, yet less than 1 million receive medication that may be beneficial.

Authors: Raymond F. Anton, M.D., of the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, is the corresponding author.

 

(doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.0249)

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