Alpha-1 Blockade for Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD)

2019-10-28 13:57:13 | BioPortfolio


The goal of this research is to replicate findings previously conducted in a pilot trial and to understand, mechanistically, the role of stress in the development of AUD pharmacotherapies that target noradrenergic blockade.


16 week, between-subject, double-blind, randomized clinical trial (RCT) with doxazosin (16 mg, or maximum tolerated dose, MTD) compared to placebo in 184 treatment seeking individuals with AUD

Study Design


Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD)


Doxazosin, Placebo


Not yet recruiting


Brown University

Results (where available)

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