Naltrexone and Alcoholism Treatment

Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP 28): Translating Research Into Practice

About the Course:

Naltrexone and Alcoholism Treatment, TIP 28, presents current knowledge about the use of naltrexone, an opioid antagonist. This medication was initially developed to treat opiate addiction but was subsequently found to help in preventing relapse to alcohol abuse when used with traditional treatment modalities. This TIP will help clinicians and treatment providers use naltrexone safely and effectively to enhance patient care and improve treatment outcomes. This course covers Appendix C only.

Journal/Publisher:

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Publication Date:

2005

Author

SAMHSA

About the Author:

Naltrexone and Alcoholism Treatment was published as Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) 28 by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about naltrexone and alcoholism treatment. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Explain why naltrexone isn’t more widely used in the treatment of alcohol dependence.

  2. Identify strategies that encourage research utilization in general and those specific to naltrexone pharmacotherapy in particular.

  3. Describe ways to prepare a system for use of naltrexone as a treatment adjunct.

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