Enhancing disrupted reconsolidation: Impact on cocaine craving, reactivity & use Save

Date Added
December 4th, 2012
PRO Number
Pro00021392
Researcher
Michael Saladin
Keywords
Drug Studies, Mental Health, Psychiatry, Substance Use
Summary

Our recently completed study has provided the first evidence that administration of the medication propranolol, following exposure to cocaine cues, can alter drug-associated memories and reduce craving and other drug cue-elicited responses in cocaine addicted persons. The proposed research will use two methods to increase the memory altering effects of propranolol observed in our recently completed study, and document lasting effects not only on craving and cue-elicited reactions, but also on cocaine use. Positive findings will set the stage for a formal clinical trial that could lead to significantly improved treatment outcomes for this treatment-resistant addiction.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Amanda Smith
843-792-6984
smitham@musc.edu

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