A “Hands On” Guide to Using Naltrexone in Alcohol Addiction

January 12, 2015

A psychiatrist explains the pharmacogenetic factors that suggest a positive-or negative-response to naltrexone. He also offers some practical guidance about using this agent in clinical practice.

How likely is your alcoholic patient to respond to naltrexone?

In this video, Thomas Kosten, MD, explains the pharmacogenetic factors that suggest a positive-or negative-response to naltrexone. He also offers some practical guidance about using this agent in clinical practice.

Dr Kosten is Waggoner Chair and Professor of Psychiatry, Neuroscience, Pharmacology, Immunology, and Pathology; Co-Director, Dan Duncan Institute for Clinical and Translational Research, Baylor College of Medicine, Michael E. DeBakey  VAMC, Houston.