Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) study for alcohol reduction

Do you want to stop drinking alcohol?

UVA CLEAR is seeking men and women ages 22 and older to participate in a research study to test the effectiveness of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) combined with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or talk therapy in individuals with alcohol problems who want to stop drinking alcohol.  TMS is an FDA approved treatment for medication resistant depression, but not for the treatment of alcohol use disorder.

The trial involves a medical and cognitive screening visit, five daily TMS therapy sessions, as well as an additional weekly assessment visit for six weeks.  This will be followed by eight weekly visits involving Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or talk therapy and two follow-up visits.  All TMS treatment, study-related exams, therapy and tests are provided free of charge.  Compensation will be provided for time and travel.

Please contact us for information and confidential screening at 434.243.0563 or through the form (BELOW).

IRB-HSR #21193

Principal Investigator:  Nassima Ait-Daoud Tiouririne, M.D.

Funded by the UVA Brain Institute

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