“Altering Memories That Increase Risk of Relapse in Alcohol Use Disorders”
The purpose of this study is to examine the effects of rapamycin (sirolimus) versus a placebo, an inactive substance, on responses to alcohol cues in individuals with alcohol use disorder. Rapamycin (sirolimus) is a FDA-approved antibiotic and immunosuppressive drug that is currently used to (a) prevent organ transplant recipients from rejecting their transplants (b) treat cardiovascular diseases, and (c) treat some forms of cancer. Rapamycin (sirolimus) is not FDA-approved to treat alcohol use disorder. The use of rapamycin (sirolimus) in this study is investigational, meaning that the study medication is not a proven treatment for alcohol use disorder. The study will examine the medication's use as a potential treatment for alcohol use disorder, as well as how safe and tolerable it is to take.
Drug - Rapamycin
Drug - Placebo
Altering Memories That Increase Risk of Relapse in Alcohol Use Disorders: A Translational Clinical Neuroscience Pilot Investigation of a Novel Pharmacological Agent