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Using drugs to treat alcohol addiction

But can a personalized medicine system be developed to fit a patient’s genetic makeup?

Toronto Star article -- originally published on June 11, 2014


 Nick Kozak, special to the Toronto Star

Imagine being able to tell someone undergoing a grueling detoxification program for alcohol addiction that a pill could wash away that awful craving for a drink. Or that medication could help prevent relapse.

It’s a little known fact, but a message the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health is working hard to get out: medication can help you quit.

Using drug treatment as an option for alcohol dependency isn’t new, but it isn’t common either.

Click here to continue reading this article on the Toronto Star website.

CAMH was featured in a special section of the Toronto Star on June 7, 2014. In the special supplement, the Star went behind the scenes at CAMH to see how the work we do transforms the lives of those affected by mental illness and addiction. 

Visit the Toronto Star's website​ to view the stories featured in this special section.

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