We are seeking women who have used or currently use opioids, are between the ages of 18-65, and a have experienced a traumatic event. A traumatic event is something incredibly frightening, such as physical assault, domestic violence, or sexual assault. We will interview participants for their preferences in treatment for 60-90 minutes. Interviews are confidential. Participants will be compensated $25 for their time.
Adults (ages 18+) who would like to reduce their cannabis use (N=224) will be enrolled in an 8-week treatment program. All participants will receive counseling (1 goals session with a therapist followed by 7 weekly computerized cognitive-behavioral therapy sessions). Detailed cannabis assessments (biological and self-report) will be conducted throughout treatment and at 1-, 2-, and 3-months post-treatment completion. Daily electronic diaries will be administered via text message to record detailed logs of cannabis use quantity and frequency. Salivary samples will be collected (and video observed) daily throughout treatment to analyze for progesterone.
This study involves partnering with Healthy Start Programs in the SC Pee Dee region to evaluate Listening to Women (LTW), a text message based mental health and substance use screening and referral to treatment program, compared to usual care (Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)), among pregnant and postpartum women. The study also involves doing interviews and focus groups (group discussions) with women in the Healthy Start programs, community health workers (CHWs), and key local and state stakeholders.
Eligible adolescents and emerging adults (ages 12-25) who have used cannabis in the past year will attend 1-2 laboratory visits. They will complete a series of interviews and self-report measures, including assessment of cannabis quantity and frequency, subjective effects of cannabis, and problems due to cannabis use. They will provide a urine sample for analysis of a THC metabolite and they will provide a blood sample for analysis of genes related to cytochrome P450 enzyme activity, which are thought to be associated with metabolism of THC.
The purpose of this study is to learn ways to improve treatments for Veterans with military sexual trauma (MST). The researchers want to learn whether combining evidence-based emotion regulation skills training with a trauma-focused therapy improves treatment outcomes. An evidence-based trauma treatment known as Prolonged Exposure will be used. Emotion regulation skills will also be included in treatment. Veterans with a positive or sub threshold diagnosis of PTSD who experienced a military sexual trauma (MST) will be included. Participants will complete up to twelve 90 minute sessions of PE with Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Emotion Regulation Skills Training followed by a post-treatment assessment. All aspects of the project including consent, baseline, treatment and follow-up will be completed either in person or via videoconferencing. Fifteen participants will be enrolled.
This study will examine the effects of early childhood adversity on stress and craving among individuals with opioid use disorder. Study participants will complete a total of three visits, including a 1-month follow-up visit. Participants will be asked to complete questionnaires about thier mood, anxiety, drug use, craving and adverse childhood events. They will listen to personalized scripts about a stressful situation, a time when they used opioid and a relaxing situation and their heart rate, skin conductance and cortisol are measured.
This is a research study to compare a text message based mental health and substance use screening and referral to treatment program, called Listening to Women (LTW), to standard of care mental health and substance use screening. Pregnant and postpartum women ages 18-41 who are receiving prenatal care within the MUSC Health system or who delivered within the MUSC Health System are invited to participate.
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.
The main purpose of this study is to determine if treatment with SAGE-217 reduces depressive symptoms in adults with severe postpartum depression (PPD). SAGE-217 is is an investigational drug, which means that it is not yet approved to treat PPD. Participation in the study will last up to 76 days and includes a 14 day treatment period where SAGE-217 is taken by oral pill daily. Visits will take approximately 1 to 3 hours.
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.