This trial is testing whether a method called episodic future thinking (EFT) can reduce alcohol self-administration in the laboratory, as well as reduce delay discounting and alcohol craving.
13 Primary · 0 Secondary · Reporting Duration: fMRI session will occur at either Session 2 or Session 3 based on counterbalance assignment. S2 occurs up to 7 days post S1 and S3 occurs up to 7 days post S2.
2 Treatment Groups
Episodic Future Thinking (EFT)
1 of 2
Control Episodic Thinking (CET)
1 of 2
130 Total Participants · 2 Treatment Groups
Primary Treatment: Episodic Future Thinking · Has Placebo Group · N/A
Who is running the clinical trial?
Age 21 - 65 · All Participants · 4 Total Inclusion CriteriaMark “Yes” if the following statements are true for you:
Who else is applying?
What state do they live in?
How old are they?
|18 - 65||100.0%|
What site did they apply to?
|Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC||100.0%|
What portion of applicants met pre-screening criteria?
Frequently Asked Questions
Is there an upper age limit for participation in this experiment?
"This research trial is seeking participants aged 21 to 65. If the patient does not meet this age criteria, there are alternative options with 34 trials for those under 18 and 249 for persons over 65." - Anonymous Online Contributor
Are there still spots available for individuals to join this experiment?
"Affirmative, clinicaltrials.gov has information that suggests the current recruitment of subjects for this clinical trial. It was issued on November 13th 2020 and latest modified June 28th 2022; 130 individuals are needed to join from a single location." - Anonymous Online Contributor
Am I eligible to participate in this trial?
"This clinical trial seeks 130 high-risk drinkers, aged between 21 and 65, who are not looking to enrol in alcohol treatment programs during their participation. Participants must have an AUDIT score indicating harmful drinking habits, a desire to reduce consumption of alcohol, and one of their top three preferred drinks should be appropriate for the self-administration task (Study 1)." - Anonymous Online Contributor
How many participants are being accepted to partake in this experiment?
"Affirmative. Clinicaltrials.gov records show that this trial, first posted on November 13th 2020, is actively recruiting patients at one location and seeking 130 individuals in total." - Anonymous Online Contributor