Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104

  • Alcoholism


The long-range goal of this ongoing research program is to find more effective treatments for alcohol dependence by combining medication with the appropriate psychosocial support. This proposal has three specific aims: (1) to compare the effectiveness of naltrexone (Revia) in three types of treatment settings; (2) to assess the effects of psychosocial support on medication compliance and treatment retention; and (3) to investigate the individual characteristics that may predict who is likely to benefit from additional psychosocial support versus simple medication management.


Inclusion Criteria: - Meets criteria for current diagnosis of alcohol dependence. - Subjects used more than 15 standard alcohol drinks (average)/week with at least 1 day of 5 or more drinks in the past 30 days. - Successful completion of medical detoxification. - Lives within a commutable distance to the Treatment Research Center and agrees to follow-up visits. - Understands and signs the informed consent. Exclusion Criteria: - Current diagnosis of any substance dependence other than alcohol, nicotine, or marijuana. - Evidence of opiate use in the past 30 days. - Current treatment with psychotropic medications, including disulfiram (Antabuse) (excluding short-term use of benzodiazepines for detoxification). - History of unstable or serious medical illness, including need for opioid analgesics. - Severe physical or medical illnesses such as AIDS, active hepatitis, significant hepatocellular injury as evidenced by elevated bilirubin levels, and current severe psychiatric symptoms. - Use of an investigation medication in the past 30 days. - Female subjects who are pregnant, nursing, or not using reliable method of contraception.



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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104
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Date Processed: March 26, 2020

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