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Heavy Drinking Alcohol Study

Do you drink alcohol heavily? Looking to cut back or stop?

Do you have a friend, family member, or loved one who needs to cut down?

Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine are conducting studies of  investigational medications for the treatment of heavy drinking

The goal of this 20-week research study is to determine the impact of a medication called ondansetron in reducing heavy drinking . The study will also look at the safety and tolerability of ondansetron in participants with heavy drinking.


Who May Participate in this Study

We are looking for individuals who are:

  • Adults 18-70 years of age
  • Of European-American or African-American descent
  • In good physical health

Participants will have a screening visit to see if they are eligible. Those who are eligible are asked to complete 10 weekly study visits for an additional 16 weeks that include taking study medication, providing information about drinking, and completing a brief educational meeting. There is a final follow-up visit after 20 weeks.

Participants will be compensated for their time. Assistance with transportation is available.


For More Information

Learn more about this opportunity by visiting its clinicaltrials.gov website (ClinicalTrials.gov ID: NCT02354703).

For more information or to participate,

contact Cindy Smith via email

or at 667-214-2111.

All calls are confidential.