Effects of Brief Training on Craving Regulation

What is the purpose of this trial?

Although the efficacy of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) has among the highest levels of empirical support for treatment of substance use disorders, its mechanisms of action have not been fully elucidated. However, it is known that regulation of craving is an important component of CBT, as well as of other types of treatment, including mindfulness-based treatments.The proposed study will investigate the regulation of craving as a putative mechanism of action of CBT, by (1) providing brief training in regulation of craving, and (2) experimentally manipulating the ┬┐type┬┐ of training in regulation of craving. We will then evaluate the effects of training on treatment outcome (e.g., drug taking) as well as on the neural correlates of craving and cognitive control of craving using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI).

Participation Guidelines

Ages: 18 - 60 years

Gender: Both

National Institute on Drug Abuse

Start Date: 03/05/2013

End Date: 08/31/2019

Last Updated: 02/22/2018

Study HIC#: 1210010970

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Yihan Xiong
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Hedy Kober

Principal Investigator