Chronic Alcohol and Brain Stress Circuit Response

Conditions

Alcoholism | Stress

What is the purpose of this trial?

Alcoholism is among the top three causes of preventable death and disease in the US (Mokdad et al., 2004; Room et al., 2005). Stress plays an important role in the development of alcoholism and in high vulnerability to alcohol relapse. This study will provide a greater understanding of the mechanism by which stress and alcohol consumption interacts to influence development of compulsive alcohol seeking and vulnerability to stress-induced drinking, and the results will have significant implications for the development of new prevention and treatment interventions for alcoholism.


Participation Guidelines

Age:
21 Years - 50 Years
Gender:
Both

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Sponsor:
National Institutes of Health
Dates:
03/24/2010
Last Updated:
Study HIC#:
0210022015