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Screening Evaluation for NIAAA Protocols

This study is currently recruiting participants.

Summary | Eligibility | Citations | Contacts




Sponsoring Institute

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)

Recruitment Detail

Type: Participants currently recruited/enrolled
Gender: Male & Female
Min Age: 18
Max Age: N/A

Referral Letter Required


Population Exclusion(s)


Special Instructions

Subjects and volunteers can call (301) 496-1993 for more information regarding this protocol.


Healthy Volunteers;
Violent Abusers;
Illicit Drug Testing;
Blood Tests

Recruitment Keyword(s)

Normal Volunteer


Alcoholic Intoxication;

Investigational Drug(s)


Investigational Device(s)




Supporting Site

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

This protocol has three purposes: (1) to evaluate subjects for inclusion or exclusion from other NIAAA protocols; (2) to provide a common set of descriptive information that will be available on all NIAAA research subjects; (3) to allow NIAAA medical and nursing staff to treat alcoholic patients for acute alcohol intoxication or alcohol withdrawal before requiring patients to consent to evaluation for participation in research studies.

Information collected will include such items as psychiatric diagnoses, presence or absence of brain, liver or other organ damage, history of the amount of past alcohol consumption, other substance use and family history of alcoholism. This information will allow investigators to determine for which, if any, NIAAA research studies a subject is eligible. In order to avoid requiring intoxicated subjects to consent for procedures such as HIV testing, psychiatric interviews, and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) of the brain we will obtain consent from all alcoholic subjects in two phases, using two separate consent forms. The first consent form will express the subject's desire to be admitted to the NIAAA inpatient unit for the purpose of treatment for alcoholism and will authorize only medical evaluation and treatment for alcoholism and associated problems. After an alcoholic subject has been admitted to the inpatient unit and is judged to be no longer intoxicated or suffering from acute alcohol withdrawal he or she will be presented with the second consent which will describe the evaluation for participation in other NIAAA research studies. Non-alcoholic, healthy controls will sign only one consent form describing the data to be collected and evaluation for participation in other NIAAA research studies.

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1) In good health.

2) Over 18 years of age.

3) Not seeking treatment for alcohol or other drug use.


1) Serious medical conditions that require ongoing treatment.

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Koob GF, Nestler EJ. The neurobiology of drug addiction. J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci. 1997 Summer;9(3):482-97.

Heinz A, Mann K, Weinberger DR, Goldman D. Serotonergic dysfunction, negative mood states, and response to alcohol. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2001 Apr;25(4):487-95.

Heinz A, Ragan P, Jones DW, Hommer D, Williams W, Knable MB, Gorey JG, Doty L, Geyer C, Lee KS, Coppola R, Weinberger DR, Linnoila M. Reduced central serotonin transporters in alcoholism. Am J Psychiatry. 1998 Nov;155(11):1544-9.

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Principal Investigator

Referral Contact

For more information:

Reza Momenan, Ph.D.
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
National Institutes of Health
Building 10
Room 3C112
10 Center Drive
Bethesda, Maryland 20892
(301) 451-6972

Claire L. Mann
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
National Institutes of Health
Building 10
Room 1-5428
10 Center Drive
Bethesda, Maryland 20892
(301) 496-7513

Claire L. Mann
National Institutes of Health
Building 10
Room 1-5428
10 Center Drive
Bethesda, Maryland 20892
(301) 496-7513>

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