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Naltrexone

Marketed as Revia, Naltrexone is a narcotic antagonist which has also been shown to reduce craving and consumption for some patients who are alcohol dependent.

Once-A-Month Naltrexone Injection Successful
Because of problems with adherence to a daily oral dose of naltrexone, the effectiveness found in treating alcohol dependence with a once-a-month injection of naltrexone could improve long-term treatment outcomes.

Naltrexone Injections Show Promise for Alcoholism
Findings from the first multi-site examination of the effectiveness of an inject-able, long-acting formulation of naltrexone show significantly fewer drinking days and a greater likelihood of total abstinence during the three-month study period.

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