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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01031264
Recruitment Status :
First Posted : December 14, 2009
Last Update Posted : July 30, 2015
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
Alcoholism is among the top three causes of preventable death and disease in the US (Mokdad et al., 2004; Room et al., 2005). Stress plays an important role in the development of alcoholism and in high vulnerability to alcohol relapse. This study will provide a greater understanding of the mechanism by which stress and alcohol consumption interacts to influence development of compulsive alcohol seeking and vulnerability to stress-induced drinking, and the results will have significant implications for the development of new prevention and treatment interventions for alcoholism.
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