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Cocaine Research Update: Collection IX (NIDA Notes): Article 1: Modafil Improves Behavioral Therapy Results in Cocaine Addiction; Article 2: Disulfiram Reduces Cocaine Abuse; Article 3: Topiramate Shows Promise in Cocaine Addiction

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About the Course:

This course is based on three different NIDA Notes articles. NIDA Notes is a large collection of brief relevant articles focusing on current drug abuse treatment evidence.

Modafinil Improves Behavioral Therapy Results in Cocaine Addiction describes how NIDA-supported researchers evaluating modafinil’s potential to enhance behavioral treatment for cocaine addiction have reported a second successful clinical efficacy trial.

Disulfiram Reduces Cocaine Abuse explains how disulfiram is a well established medication for the treatment of alcoholism, and has helped people addicted to cocaine reduce abuse of the drug from 2.5 days a week to 0.5 days a week on average.

Topiramate Shows Promise in Cocaine Addiction acknowledges how in other clinical trails topiramate has helped prevent relapse to alcohol and opiate addiction. These new results with cocaine add to hopes that it may prove a versatile treatment medication for several drugs of abuse.

All three articles are contained in one PDF.

This course is based on the reading-based online article, Cocaine Research Update: Collection IX (NIDA Notes): Article 1: Modafil Improves Behavioral Therapy Results in Cocaine Addiction; Article 2: Disulfiram Reduces Cocaine Abuse; Article 3: Topiramate Shows Promise in Cocaine Addiction created by Patrick Zickler and Lori Whitten

Journal/Publisher:

NIDA

Publication Date:

October 2005; August 2005; May 2005

Course Material Authors

Course Material Authors authored the material only, and were not involved in creating this CE course. They are identified here for your own evaluation of the relevancy of the material this course is based on.

Patrick Zickler
Patrick Zickler is a NIDA Notes staff writer.
Lori Whitten
Lori Whitten is a NIDA Notes staff writer.

Course Creator

Dan Rebek, Ph.D.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about how modafinil improves behavioral therapy results in cocaine addiction; how disulfiram reduces cocaine abuse; and how topiramate shows promise in cocaine addiction. It is appropriate for introductory to intermediate levels of participants' knowledge.

Course Objectives:

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  1. Identify how modafinil improves behavioral therapy results in cocaine addiction.
  2. Explain how disulfiram reduces cocaine abuse.
  3. Describe how topiramate shows promise in cocaine addiction.

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