Dronabinol Treatment for Marijuana Addiction (MARINOL)
The purpose of this study is to determine if dronabinol decreases the symptoms of marijuana addiction and withdrawal.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study of Dronabinol in the Treatment of Marijuana Addiction|
- Proportion of Patients Abstinent From Marijuana During Weeks 7 and 8 of the Trial [ Time Frame: weeks 7 and 8 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Timeline Followback self report data was collected. This daily report was used to assess the proportion of patients abstinent during weeks 7 and 8 of the clinical trial.
|Study Start Date:||March 2005|
|Study Completion Date:||December 2009|
|Primary Completion Date:||December 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Active Comparator: Dronabinol
Dronabinol: 20mg bid for a daily maximum dose of 40mg.
Other Name: Marinol
Placebo Comparator: Placebo
Marijuana addiction is associated with significant withdrawal symptoms, including anxiety, irritability, bodily discomfort, and insomnia. The purpose of this study is to determine the effectiveness of dronabinol in reducing withdrawal symptoms.
During this twelve-week, double-blind, placebo-controlled study, study visits will occur twice each week. During study visits, participants will receive either placebo or medication. Throughout the study, all participants will receive individualized psychotherapy sessions. At each study visit, vital signs, self-report ratings, and urine samples will be collected. Participants will have a follow-up evaluation at month 6.
|United States, New York|
|Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene, Inc.|
|New York, New York, United States, 10032|
|Principal Investigator:||Frances R Levin, MD||New York State Psychiatric Institute|