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Addiction to amphetamine is characterized by alternating phases of intoxication and short abstinence, followed by recurrent drug-craving episodes which result in distress and relapse. Addiction involves a number of neurotransmission systems, including the endocannabinoid system (ECBS). Cannabidiol (CBD), the second most abundant component of cannabis, is known for its broad spectrum of physiological, anxiolytic and neuroprotective properties. It has been shown to have multiple therapeutic properties for treating anxiety, schizophrenia and interestingly CBD has been shown to be potentially helpful in treating addiction, due to its effects on various neuronal circuits involved in this disorder.
Our overall hypothesis is that CBD is an interesting pharmacological contender to decrease amphetamine craving and treat amphetamine addiction.
Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Prevention
CBD, Placebo, AMPH
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Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal (CHUM)
Published on BioPortfolio: 2016-07-20T02:38:22-0400
The computerized cognitive rehabilitation therapy will be used to treat amphetamine-type stimulant (ATS) addiction.
The group music therapy will be used to treat female amphetamine-type stimulant (ATS) addiction
Until positive results were found with oral naltrexone, no medication has been effective against amphetamine dependence. The primary aim of this pilot study is to replicate the findings o...
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The motivational-cognitive psychotherapy and repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) will be used to treat amphetamine-type stimulant (ATS) addiction.
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A sympathomimetic agent with mainly indirect effects on adrenergic receptors. It is used to maintain blood pressure in hypotensive states, for example, following spinal anesthesia. Although the central stimulant effects of mephentermine are much less than those of amphetamine, its use may lead to amphetamine-type dependence. (From Martindale, The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 30th ed, p1248)
Misunderstanding among individuals, frequently research subjects, of scientific methods such as randomization and placebo controls.
An effect usually, but not necessarily, beneficial that is attributable to an expectation that the regimen will have an effect, i.e., the effect is due to the power of suggestion.
A general state of sluggishness, listless, or uninterested, with being tired, and having difficulty concentrating and doing simple tasks. It may be related to DEPRESSION or DRUG ADDICTION.
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