International Journal of Nutrition, Pharmacology, Neurological Diseases

REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2015  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 118--127

Recent advances in pharmacological management of substance use disorders


Diwakar Sharma, Sujita Kumar Kar 
 Department of Psychiatry, King George's Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Sujita Kumar Kar
Department of Psychiatry, King George's Medical University, Lucknow - 226 003, Uttar Pradesh
India

Pharmacological management is an important pillar in the treatment of substance use disorders. Decades back, researchers were struggling to find specific pharmacological agents for management of different substance use disorders. However, in the past two decades many effective pharmacological interventions have been discovered, approved, and recommended by several international management guidelines. In recent years, many novel pharmacological agents have been introduced or are in different phases of trial. This review focuses on the current understanding about different pharmacotherapeutic options and recent advances in the management of substance use disorders.


How to cite this article:
Sharma D, Kar SK. Recent advances in pharmacological management of substance use disorders.Int J Nutr Pharmacol Neurol Dis 2015;5:118-127


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Sharma D, Kar SK. Recent advances in pharmacological management of substance use disorders. Int J Nutr Pharmacol Neurol Dis [serial online] 2015 [cited 2021 Jul 30 ];5:118-127
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