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Naturalistic Study Into the Hangover Effects of MDMA

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01400204
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 22, 2011
Last Update Posted : July 22, 2011
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Utrecht Institute for Pharmaceutical Sciences

Brief Summary:
The aim of the study is to compare hangover effects of MDMA users versus those who used other drugs, or alcohol only at New Year's Eve. The week after New Years Eve, every day participants complete a questionnaire about the presence and severity of potential hangover symptoms. At day 1, demographics and alcohol and drug use at New Years Eve were recorded. On day 7, the Brief Symptom Inventory (BSI) is completed to asses last weeks mood. After 4 weeks, after a drug-free week, the BSI is completed again to serve as a reference.

Condition or disease
Hangover

Detailed Description:
A convenience sample was invited by e-mail to participate in the study, via the organizer of a private New Years Party.It was attempted to include as much participants as possible. Hence, no sampling method was applied when recruiting participants.

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 39 participants
Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: A Naturalistic Study Comparing the Hangover Effects of MDMA, Other Drugs, and Alcohol in a Sample of Recreational Polydrug Users
Study Start Date : December 2010
Actual Primary Completion Date : February 2011
Actual Study Completion Date : February 2011

Group/Cohort
MDMA
poly drug users that used MDMA at New Years Eve
Other Drugs
poly drug users that used drugs at New Years Eve, but not MDMA
Alcohol
poly drug users that used no drugs at New Years Eve, but did consume alcohol




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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Recreational poly-drug users who were guests at a privat New Years Eve party
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • poly drug user
  • 18+ years old

Exclusion Criteria:

  • mental or physical illness

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Locations
Netherlands
Utrecht University
Utrecht, Netherlands, 3584CG
Sponsors and Collaborators
Utrecht Institute for Pharmaceutical Sciences
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Joris C Verster, PhD Utrecht University

Responsible Party: Joris C Verster, PhD, Utrecht University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01400204     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ppo-010-212
First Posted: July 22, 2011    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 22, 2011
Last Verified: July 2011

Keywords provided by Utrecht Institute for Pharmaceutical Sciences:
hangover
next day effects
MDMA
Alcohol

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Ethanol
Anti-Infective Agents, Local
Anti-Infective Agents
Central Nervous System Depressants
Physiological Effects of Drugs