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Drug Use clinical trials at UCSF

2 research studies open to eligible people

Drug use is when a person takes substances that affect their body or mind. UCSF is conducting clinical trials to help people quit using tobacco and cannabis together. Another trial is testing if sending text messages to young people who have been in trouble with the law can help them stop using drugs and alcohol.

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  • N-Acetylcysteine for Smoking Cessation in Tobacco and Cannabis Co-Use

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    Tobacco and cannabis co-use is a common and growing public health problem, especially in states that have legalized cannabis. There are no pharmacologic treatments for co-occurring tobacco and cannabis use. Co-use may make quitting either substance more difficult, given the synergistic effects of cannabis and nicotine on neurobiological systems that mediate reward and shared cues reinforcing co-use. N-acetylcysteine (NAC), an FDA-approved medication and over-the-counter supplement, has shown promise in animal studies and randomized controlled trials (RCTs) in reducing tobacco and cannabis craving and use.

    San Francisco, California

  • Technology to Reduce Youth Substance Use

    open to eligible people ages 13-18

    The research project will focus on conducting a trial of whether a tailored SMS text-messaging intervention is efficacious in improving justice-involved youths' substance use or dual diagnosis treatment attendance and engagement.

    San Francisco, California

Our lead scientists for Drug Use research studies include .

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