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Hyperbaric Oxygenation Effect and the Mechanisms of Action in Alcohol Abuse and Drug Addiction

N. Eplfanova, M. Rornaseriko, I. F.pifanov. Sklifosovsky Research Institute for Emergency Medicine, Dept. Psychosomatic Disorders, Moscow

Summary: Long-term alcohol abuse and drug addiction are associated with homeostasis impairments and with the development of a somatic pathology complicating the course of disease and restricting psychopharmacological treatment. In this connection, it is necessary to undertake a complex treatment aimed at correction of metabolism, improvement of CNS and visceral organ condition. The use of HBO posing detoxication, antihypoxic and metabolic effects in complex treatment of alcohol abuse and drug addiction is justified from the point of pathogenesis and allows to improve the outcomes.

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