Addiction and the brain
Substance abuse and PTSI. A very
incidence of Post-Traumatic Stress Injury (PTSI) and major depression
being seen among veterans and active duty military personnel. These
are strongly impacted by high frequencies of comorbid Alcohol and
Disorders (AUDs and SUDs).
Searching for new treatments. The impact of comorbid AUDs/SUDs is magnified through their interference with treatment regimens for comorbid PTSI, major depression, and other psychological health conditions. Research programs of the Institute for Molecular Neuroscience (IMN) will be designed to accelerate development of new, medication-based treatments to mitigate the impact of AUDs and SUDs. more
Building research teams
The objective of the IMN is to ultimately bring together multidisciplinary teams and investigators, including basic, translational, and clinical scientists, into cooperative and synergistic working groups...
Objectives and strategy
The goals of program teams at the IMN will be to identify and develop new medications and protocols for treatment of AUDs/SUDs in the military/veteran context. A two-step approach will be implemented...
ASUDs present a significant cost to the military and complicate the treatment of PTSD and related conditions. Successful identification of medications to treat ASUDs would decrease costs to the military ...