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Active Research Studies

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The ALPHA Study is recruiting veterans between the ages of 18 and 75 years old who may have posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and would like to reduce or stop their drinking and/or drug use. Eligible participants will receive eight weeks of treatment and compensation for their time.

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Couples Studies

MUSC is seeking couples who drink alcohol for a research study testing the effects of a new medication on couples communication skills. Both members of each couple must be willing to participate in order to be eligible. Couples will be compensated for their time. Information is kept strictly confidential.

Laboratory Study: 1-2 visits

Therapy Study: Once a week couple's therapy for 12 weeks

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PaNACea Study

The PaNACea Study is recruiting individuals between the ages of 18 and 70 years old who have experienced a trauma and drink alcohol. This study is a randomized clinical trial investigating the effect of an investigational medication combined with therapy in reducing both posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and alcohol use. If eligible, participation would include 12 weekly visits and compensation will be provided.

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The Patriot Study examines how Doxazosin (a blood pressure medication) reduces PTSD symptomology and alcohol craving, while also reducing the amount of medication required. Veterans between the ages of 21 to 70 who struggle with both PTSD and alcohol or drug use are eligible to apply. A neuroimaging component is available to those who qualify.

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STAR Study

The STAR Study is recruiting veterans between the ages of 18 to 70 years old, with chronic pain, who use pain medication (opiates). The study involves 11 therapy sessions for pain and will examine the benefits of adding a non-invasive brain stimulation technique (tDCS) to cognitive behavioral therapy.

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