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Anti-craving drug and counseling lower alcohol harm in homeless, without sobriety demands
Date:5/15/2014

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Overall, the team concluded, "We think the initial results suggest that extended-release naltrexone and harm reduction counseling is a promising means of supporting reductions in alcohol use and in reducing alcohol-related harm among chronically homeless, alcohol-dependent individuals."

"At the same time," they cautioned, "the findings should not be over-interpreted. This was a small, single-arm, open-label study. Larger-scale, well controlled studies are needed to test treatment efficacy."

The team is now conducting a randomized controlled trial sponsored by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism to confirm these preliminary findings.


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Contact: Leila Gray
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University of Washington
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