New AHRQ Resource Answers Clinicians’ Questions About Medications for Alcohol Use Disorder
Overview of Medications Used in the Treatment of Alcohol Use Disorder and Frequently Asked Questions (PDF, 712 KB), a new publication from AHRQ, provides primary care clinicians with answers to common questions about medications available to address alcohol use disorder (AUD).
Evidence has shown that Food and Drug Administration-approved medications are effective treatments for people with AUD, yet medications are prescribed to less than 4 percent of these patients. Primary care settings are frequently entry points for patients seeking help with AUD, and equipping clinicians with information on medications to manage AUD can improve patient well-being.
Select to access the new resource—Overview of Medications Used in the Treatment of Alcohol Use Disorder and Frequently Asked Questions (PDF, 712 KB)—as well as a searchable database on tools to manage unhealthy alcohol use from AHRQ’s Academy for Integrating Behavioral Health & Primary Care.