What is the purpose of this trial?
This study proposes to examine both the peripheral and central nervous system responses when light social drinkers and binge/heavy social drinkers are exposed to intravenous infusion of ethanol. The findings will provide a greater understanding of the brain mechanisms (cerebral blood flow and functional connectivity) underlying the association between stress, cortisol release, heart rate variability, alcohol craving, and alcohol stimulant and sedative effects. This knowledge could be significant in developing new therapies for the treatment of alcoholism.
Ages: 21 - 45 years
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
Dates: 12/05/2017 - 12/31/2017
Last Updated: 02/22/2018
Study HIC#: 2000022043