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Summary of Alcohol Dependence

Scientific Information on Alcohol Dependence

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Grade Level of Evidence
Robust research conducted with repeated double-blind clinical trials
Multiple studies where at least two are double-blind and placebo controlled
Single double-blind study or multiple cohort studies
Uncontrolled or observational studies only
Level of Evidence
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Consistency of research results
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Notes
grade-c Minor - See study
A reduced rate of relapse and alcohol cravings was noted with ALCAR ingestion relative to placebo
grade-c Minor - See study
Alcohol dependence, particularly the impulsivity thereof, appears to be slightly reduced with modafinil administration
grade-c Minor - See study
Injections of yohimbine have been noted to increase cravings for alcohol, which although not demonstrated with oral intake is thought to be related to the reduction in inhibition

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