Don't Expect a Miracle With Meds for Alcohol Use Disorder

You'll see more focus on the role of medications to treat patients with alcohol use disorder...since it affects up to one in 7 Americans.

These patients have trouble controlling their alcohol consumption...leading to problems with their health, family, work, etc.

Emphasize that meds won't work miracles. Advise saving meds for patients with an immediate need to decrease or quit drinking...or when nondrug methods (12-step programs, etc) aren't enough.

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