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Editorial
May 3, 2006

Evidence-Based Treatments for Alcohol DependenceNew Results and New Questions

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Author Affiliation: Department of Psychiatry, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington.

JAMA. 2006;295(17):2075-2076. doi:10.1001/jama.295.17.2075

An estimated 8 million adults in the United States have alcohol dependence.1 Of this number, only a minority ever receive treatment for the disorder, even when treatment is defined broadly to include participation in Alcoholics Anonymous. Of the alcohol-dependent individuals who receive treatment, only a small fraction ever receive a medication specifically approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat the disorder.

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