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Erratum: Magnesium treatment in alcoholics: a randomized clinical trial

Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy20083:5

  • Received: 27 February 2008
  • Accepted: 27 February 2008
  • Published:

The original article was published in Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2008 3:5


After publication of our work [1], we noticed that the magnesium (Mg) content of the trial tablets was inadvertently given as 250 mg. The correct content was 200 mg. Thus the first sentence under the subtitle "Intervention" should read: The patients received orally for 8 weeks either a daily dose of 400 mg of Mg tablets divided in two tablets (200 mg each) or matching placebo tablets.




We thank Sirpa Päivinen, R.N. for patient data collection, the Töölö A-Clinic and Detoxification Unit (Finland) for recruiting the patients and providing facitilites, Pharma Nord (Denmark) for providing the trial drugs and corresponding placebos, and the Finnish Foundation for Alcohol Studies for financial support.

Authors’ Affiliations

Finnish Foundation for Alcohol Studies, Helsinki, Finland
National Public Health Institute (KTL), Department of Mental Health and Alcohol Research, Helsinki, Finland
Research Unit of Substance Abuse Medicine, University of Helsinki, Finland


  1. Poikolainen K, Alho H: Magnesium treatment in alcoholics: a randomized clinical trial. Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy. 2008, 3: 1-10.1186/1747-597X-3-1. (25 January 2008)PubMed CentralView ArticlePubMedGoogle Scholar


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