Chicago Social Drinking Project
Information source: University of Chicago
Information obtained from ClinicalTrials.gov on December 08, 2011
Link to the current ClinicalTrials.gov record.
Condition(s) targeted: Alcoholism
Intervention: Ethanol (Drug); Placebo (Drug); Diphenhydramine (Drug); Caffeine (Drug)
Sponsored by: University of Chicago
Official(s) and/or principal investigator(s):
Andrea C King, PhD, Principal Investigator, Affiliation: University of Chicago
This study attempts to elucidate the factors that contribute to escalation and maintenance
of excessive ethanol drinking in young adults by:
1. Examining subjective and objective response differences to alcohol and other common
substances in a sample of young, adult social drinkers with varying consumption
2. Determining whether response to alcohol and other substances is predictive of future
consumption patterns through longitudinal follow-up interviews.
3. Examining the relationship between responses to alcohol and other substances at
baseline and re-examination testing to evaluate if consumption patterns moderate this
Official title: Individual Differences After Consumption of Alcohol and Other Common Substances and Long-Term Follow-Up of Social Drinking, Young Adults
Study design: Allocation: Randomized, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator), Primary Purpose: Screening
Primary outcome: Subjective response to alcohol and other common substances utilizing mood questionnaires in social drinking young adults
Secondary outcome: Substance Use Behavior Reported During Follow-Up Interviews
Minimum age: 21 Years.
Maximum age: 29 Years.
- Age 21-29
- Weigh between 110-210 lbs
- Drink alcohol at least once weekly with weekly "binge" drinking episodes
- Available to complete in-person screening and 2, 4 hour experimental sessions at the
University of Chicago
- Available by phone, mail, or Internet for follow-up interviews for at least 2 years
- Current or past major medical or psychiatric disorders including alcohol and
Locations and Contacts
Clinical Addictions Research Laboratory, Chicago, Illinois 60637, United States; Recruiting
Patrick McNamara, Phone: 773-702-5047, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Andrea C King, PhD, Principal Investigator
King AC, Byars JA. Alcohol-induced performance impairment in heavy episodic and light social drinkers. J Stud Alcohol. 2004 Jan;65(1):27-36.
King AC, Houle T, de Wit H, Holdstock L, Schuster A. Biphasic alcohol response differs in heavy versus light drinkers. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2002 Jun;26(6):827-35.
Starting date: March 2004
Last updated: November 23, 2011