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Addictions Research

Chronic substance abuse is prevalent and in some cases growing rapidly, it is devastating to the individual and those around him or her, and is historically very difficult to treat. The struggle to break the addiction cycle is likely due to factors that affect neural circuits that affect craving and have a role in cognitive control. There is a growing interest in the utilization of a novel, non-invasive, non-pharmacologic approach to decrease craving to help successfully treat addictions.

In the Hanlon Lab, we are investigating the use of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) to reduce craving and along with the use of neuroimaging to better understand how the use of TMS may beneficially affect the neural circuits involved with addictions. We have ongoing research funded by the National Institutes of Health examining how TMS may help with the following additions:

  • Alcohol
  • Cocaine
  • Opiates
  • Nicotine

View our current research publications.

View our current NIH-funded research projects.

To participate in a study, review our list of studies online or call Julia at 843-792-5560.