Effect of Smoking Exposure on Smoking Relapse Following Brief Abstinence - 2

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Information provided by:
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00136838
First received: August 25, 2005
Last updated: December 8, 2009
Last verified: December 2009
  Purpose

Recent research on the effects of nicotine on the brain and behavior presents an opportunity to advance medication development.

The purpose of this study is to develop a laboratory model for early-stage testing of new and existing treatments for nicotine addiction. Specifically, we will develop a laboratory model of smoking relapse in nicotine dependent volunteers.


Condition Intervention Phase
Tobacco Use Disorder
Behavioral: Neutral or active cigarette cues
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Effect of Smoking Exposure on Tobacco Self-Administration Following Brief Abstinence

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Further study details as provided by National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA):

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Smoking Relapse [ Time Frame: Day 5 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 12
Study Start Date: October 2001
Study Completion Date: June 2006
Primary Completion Date: June 2006 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Intervention Details:
    Behavioral: Neutral or active cigarette cues
    Packets of cigarettes or cigarette smoke.
Detailed Description:

Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of death in the United States. Recent research on the effects of nicotine on the brain and behavior presents an opportunity to advance medication development. The goal of this study is to develop a laboratory model for early-stage testing of new and existing compounds for the treatment of tobacco and nicotine addiction. In addition, the objective of this study is to develop a laboratory model of relapse induced by cigarette exposure that would reproduce the psychological and physiological processes that are involved when abstinent individuals progress from initial cigarette smoking (lapse) to a pre-abstinence level of use (relapse). Such a model may be used to study the mechanisms of relapse and to screen medications that might be effective in preventing relapse in treatment seekers.

This study will consist of two phases. Each phase will consist of a 5-day inpatient stay. During the first portion of inpatient stay, participants will not be permitted to smoke. During the second portion of inpatient stay, smoking reinstatement will be modeled, as participant will have opportunity to smoke, following the exposure to tobacco-related or control cues. A variety of behavioral, subjective, physiological, and performance measures will be assessed throughout the study.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   21 Years to 45 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • DSM-IV diagnosis of nicotine dependence with psychological dependence
  • Smokes at least 15 cigarettes per day for the three months prior to enrollment
  • Currently not seeking treatment for nicotine dependence
  • Medically healthy, on the basis of physical examination and medical history, vital signs, EKG, and laboratory tests
  • Females must use an effective method of contraception for the duration of the study

Exclusion Criteria:

  • DSM-IV diagnosis of abuse or dependence on alcohol or drugs other than nicotine
  • Current Axis I diagnosis or current treatment with psychotropic medications within the 3 months prior to enrollment
  • History of schizophrenia or other psychotic disorders, bipolar disorder, or anxiety disorders
  • Currently seeking treatment for nicotine disorders
  • On parole or probation
  • History of seizures or head trauma with loss of consciousness, brain contusion, or fracture
  • History of significant recent violent behavior
  • Blood pressure greater than 150/90
  • History of eating disorders
  • Pregnant
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00136838

Locations
United States, New York
Columbia University
New York, New York, United States, 10023
Sponsors and Collaborators
New York State Psychiatric Institute
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Adam Bisaga, M.D. New York State Psychiatric Institute
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Adam Bisaga, MD, Principal Investigator, New York State Psychiatric Institute
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00136838     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NIDA-17572-2, R01DA017572-02, DPMC
Study First Received: August 25, 2005
Last Updated: December 8, 2009
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Smoking
Tobacco Use Disorder
Habits
Substance-Related Disorders
Mental Disorders

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