Clinical Trials Network

Western States Node

WSN LogoThe Western States Node is one of thirteen nodes in the NIDA Clinical Trials Network. The National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network (CTN) was created to enhance the delivery of scientifically based treatments to patients with substance abuse disorders. For more information about the Clinical Trials Network, please visit the website at http://www.drugabuse.gov/about-nida/organization/cctn/ctn

Current Studies

CTN-0055: Comparing Treatments for HIV-Positive Opioid Users in an Integrated Care Effectiveness Study (CHOICES)

CTN-0053: Achieving Cannabis Cessation -- Evaluating N-Acetylcystein Treatment (ACCENT)

CTN-0050: Long Term Follow-Up of START Patients

Why do painkiller addicts turn to heroin? http://t.co/2kDQHxTvog

Another Day, Another Misinformed Article on Obama's Addiction Treatment Record http://t.co/6NDDsp0btG

Drug czar approaches challenge from a different angle: As a recovering alcoholic http://t.co/ZbFBGsyiYc


Read about Robin Williams' struggle with cocaine and alcohol. http://t.co/sZ6t6EuFDt

Dealing With Opioid Abuse Would Pay for Itself http://t.co/q7FJNqkW4B

Project AWARE Finds No Benefit to Risk-Reduction Counseling at HIV Test Time http://t.co/ioSYSj4pjl

Decreased dopamine brain reactivity in marijuana abusers is associated with negative emotionality and addiction... http://t.co/4ActEemGL3

UCSF Postdoctoral Traineeship in Drug Abuse Treatment/Services Research Training Program http://t.co/AMuLchpQa5

UCSF Learning for Early Careers in Addiction & Diversity (LEAD) Program http://t.co/BKQREolLuu

Hospitals Report Jump in ER Visits Related to Meth: Government Report http://t.co/S5gQCswNbR

Dennis McCarty, Ph.D., receives 2014 NIDA International Program Award of Excellence http://t.co/5yetvui69C

Buspirone Found Ineffective in Preventing Cocaine Relapse http://t.co/dHktcetO7p

How to promote research in your journals http://t.co/fZx0c5hTOr

Addition of Counseling to Buprenorphine Treatment Improves Outcomes for Heroin Users  http://t.co/s34uC4s2zq

Acting ‘Drug Czar’ Walks the Talk http://t.co/MlFCopIxEC

Check out the newest CTN Bulletin! Dr. Korthuis is presenting at CPDD in June. http://t.co/ALArFXhD7C

Keys To The Art And Science Of Social Marketing http://t.co/F6zrY3UC7O

NIDA has announced the first south American CTN Node http://t.co/jDTLWAqC84