An investigation of reward brain circuitry structure and function in individuals with co-occurring alcohol use disorder and bipolar disorder and their unaffected offspring

Date Added
October 5th, 2021
PRO Number
Pro00114068
Researcher
Will Mellick

List of Studies


Keywords
Adolescents, Alcohol, Brain, Depression, Mental Health, Substance Use
Summary

The purpose of this two-visit brain imaging (magnetic resonance imaging, MRI) study is to identify brain targets for improving treatment and preventative interventions for individuals at risk for co-occurring bipolar disorder and alcohol use disorder. The preliminary visit for a parent and his/her biological child will include completion of clinical interviews, surveys, and labwork to determine study eligibility. If they are considered eligible for the study, brain imaging visits will occur within 1-2 weeks at which a 1-hour MRI will be completed along with additional clinical interviews, surveys, and labwork. Brief follow-up phone call interviews will be completed with participants every 3 months for 1 year. Study participation is confidential and compensated.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Sara Hix
(843) 792-7500
hixs@musc.edu

Brief Computerized Intervention for Reducing Adolescent Cannabis and Alcohol Use

Date Added
March 2nd, 2021
PRO Number
Pro00106723
Researcher
Austin Hahn

List of Studies

Keywords
Adolescents, Alcohol, Substance Use
Summary

The study will test a computerized treatment with subjects ages 13-17 years who are seeking treatment for alcohol and/or cannabis use. Youth will be recruited from the Center for Drug and Alcohol Programs (CDAP) Clinic in the Department of Psychiatry at MUSC. Follow-up assessments will be conducted at one- and three-months following treatment.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Austin Hahn
843-792-5200
hahna@musc.edu

Oxytocin to Enhance Integrated Exposure-Based Treatment of Co-occurring Alcohol Use Disorder and PTSD

Date Added
November 3rd, 2020
PRO Number
Pro00103198
Researcher
Sudie Back

List of Studies


Keywords
Alcohol, Mental Health, Military, Psychiatry, Stress Disorders
Summary

The purpose(s) of the research is to test a new medication in combination with a talk therapy for Veterans experiencing posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and who may have alcohol use disorder. The study consists of 12 weekly therapy sessions. Once per week before each therapy session, an intranasal dose of investigational medication will be administered. The study also involves a 3 and 6 month follow up appointments and the administration of questionnaires at each visit.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Stacey Sellers
843-792-5807
sellersst@musc.edu

Suvorexant for insomnia in treatment seeking adults with alcohol use disorder (AUD)

Date Added
November 3rd, 2020
PRO Number
Pro00102366
Researcher
Thomas Uhde

List of Studies


Keywords
Alcohol, Sleep Disorders
Summary

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of suvorexant versus placebo (an inactive substance) on individuals with alcohol use disorder experiencing insomnia during abstinence. Participants will be 18 years of age or older. Twenty-four participants will have a 50:50 chance to the study drug or placebo. The study participation will last approximately six weeks, requiring four visits.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Richard Simmons
8437927439
simmr@MUSC.edu

Alcohol Research Center. Shared clinical assessment core for the Alcohol Research Center clinical projects.

Date Added
October 6th, 2020
PRO Number
Pro00103760
Researcher
Konstantin Voronin

List of Studies


Keywords
Alcohol, Drug Studies
Summary

The purpose of this research study is to determine potential subjects eligibility for participation in the Alcohol Research Center clinical projects based on the results of the screening assessments, which they will complete during this protocol.
Participants will undergo 1-2 days screening procedures. Subjects will be asked to fill out questionnaires, they will be interviewed, will need to provide medical history and have physical exam done and provide a blood sample. Total study consists 1-2 visits which will be completed within approximately one-week period.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Mark Ghent
843-792-1222
ghent@musc.edu

Effects of a Novel mGluR5 Negative Allosteric Modulator on Alcohol Drinking, Neurochemistry, and Brain Reactivity to Alcohol Cues in Alcohol Use Disorder

Date Added
October 6th, 2020
PRO Number
Pro00102334
Researcher
James Prisciandaro

List of Studies


Keywords
Alcohol, Brain, Drug Studies, Substance Use
Summary

This Phase II clinical research study evaluates both the safety and effectiveness of an FDA-regulated medication presently in the initial stages of development for alcohol use disorder treatment (GET73), and will test whether GET73 alters brain chemicals and function, response to alcohol ingestion, and the desire for alcohol. Participants will be randomly assigned to one of two medication treatment groups (GET73 or placebo). Study medication will be taken for 8 days, with approximately 4 study visits, and a "bar-lab" procedure and 2 MRI brain imaging scans will be completed. Questionnaires and clinical interview measures will be completed at study visits along with consistent assessment of potential side effects from study medication.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Sara Hix
(843) 792-0572
hixs@musc.edu

MPFC Theta Burst Stimulation as a Treatment Tool for Alcohol Use Disorder: Effects on Drinking and Incentive Salience

Date Added
September 1st, 2020
PRO Number
Pro00102709
Researcher
Lisa McTeague

List of Studies


Keywords
Alcohol, Brain, Drug Studies, Psychiatry, Substance Use
Summary

The purpose of this study is to develop transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), specifically TMS at a frequency known as theta burst stimulation (TBS), to see how it affects the brain and changes the brain's response to alcohol-related pictures. TMS and TBS are stimulation techniques that use magnetic pulses to temporarily excite specific brain areas in awake people (without the need for surgery, anesthetic, or other invasive procedures). TBS, which is a form of TMS, will be applied over the medial prefrontal cortex, (MPFC), which has been shown to be involved with drinking patterns and alcohol consumption. This study will test whether TBS can be used as an alternative tool to reduce the desire to use alcohol and reducing the brain's response to alcohol-related pictures.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Charleston Alcohol Research Center
(843) 792-1222
alcoholstudy@musc.edu

Targeting Parenting to Prevent HIV and Substance Use Among Trauma-Exposed Youth: A Mixed-Methods Needs Assessment

Date Added
March 16th, 2020
PRO Number
Pro00096161
Researcher
Nada Goodrum

List of Studies

Keywords
Adolescents, Alcohol, HIV / AIDS, Mental Health, Psychiatry, Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI), Substance Use
Summary

Many adolescents experience traumatic events, such as child abuse, physical or sexual assault, or witnessing violence. Teens who experience trauma are more likely to have problems with substance use and risky sexual activity. We want to understand how parents can support their teens and help keep them safe after traumatic events.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Nada Goodrum
843-792-8067
goodrumn@musc.edu

Alcohol Use Disorder as a risk for Alzheimer's Disease: Insights from functional connectome analysis

Date Added
February 18th, 2020
PRO Number
Pro00096201
Researcher
Jane Joseph

List of Studies


Keywords
Alcohol, Alzheimers, Dementia, Non-interventional, Substance Use
Summary

Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) is a risk factor for Alzheimer's Disease (AD), but more research is needed to identify the potential mechanisms underlying this risk. The present study will use fMRI to examine brain network profiles in mid-life AUD. The goal is to develop techniques to assess risk for Alzheimer's Disease and related dementias. Participation includes cognitive testing and MRI scanning.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Katherine Barlis
843-792-7709
barlis@musc.edu

Neuroimaging to Examine Behavior

Date Added
May 21st, 2019
PRO Number
Pro00087701
Researcher
Amber Jarnecke

List of Studies


Keywords
Alcohol, Anxiety, Brain, Healthy Volunteer Studies, Mental Health, Non-interventional, Stress Disorders, Substance Use
Summary

This study will examine the neural circuitry associated with craving, behavioral disinhibition, and threat-reactivity. The study will involve 2 visits. During the first visit, participants will complete questionnaires and interviews in a private room and do some tests to measure alcohol use. During the second visit, participants will complete a neuroimaging scan of their brain.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
James Richardson
843-779-2159
richajam@musc.edu



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