Effects of Repeated Memory Training on Memory Function and Addiction Related Processes

2017-09-18 01:04:06 | BioPortfolio


Prospective memory is the ability to implement an intention to the future (e.g. remember to take medication, attend a scheduled meeting), and has receive little attention in addiction. The investigators propose that prospective memory plays a critical, yet unrecognized, role in major human behavior change such as that required in addiction treatment. This study will determine the preliminary efficacy of prospective memory training in improving memory and executive functions while reducing illicit drug use in methadone patients. Participants will be randomly assigned to one of three conditions: an experimental memory training program or one of two comparator memory training programs.

Study Design


Substance-Related Disorders


Experimental memory training, Comparator memory training 1, Comparator memory training 2


Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Bayview Campus
United States


Not yet recruiting


Johns Hopkins University

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2017-09-18T01:04:06-0400

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