Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) research study for adults who want to stop drinking alcohol

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Principal Investigator
Nassima A Tiouririne
Tracie Kostelac
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Official Trial Title
Optimizing Treatment for AUD using Targeted Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
Study Description

The UVA Center for Leading Edge Addiction Research (CLEAR) and the UVA Brain Insitute are seeking men and women ages 22 and older to participate in a research study to test the effectiveness Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) combined with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or talk therapy in individuals with alcohol problems who want to stop drinking alcohol. TMS is an FDA approved treatment for medication resistant depression, but not for the treatment of alcohol use disorder.

The trial involves a medical and cognitive screening visit, five daily TMS therapy sessions, as well as an additional weekly assessment visit for six weeks. This will be followed by eight weekly visits involving Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or talk therapy and two follow-up visits. All TMS treatment, study-related exams, therapy and tests are provided free of charge. Compensation will be provided for time and travel.

Please contact us for information and confidential screening.


Up to $305