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The Addiction Clinical Trials (ACT) group is comprised of clinician-scientists engaged in addiction-related research within the Department of Psychiatry and UNC Health. Collectively, ACT research interests include the evaluation and dissemination of pharmacological and behavioral treatments for those suffering from substance use disorder, randomized trials of new treatments for addiction, and health systems research related to addiction treatment. The ACT group engages in patient-oriented research and clinical care with patients in the UNC Health system and the broader community.

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Current Studies

Click on the links below to learn more about current ACT research studies and how you can participate.

Semaglutide for Alcohol Use Disorder
Alcohol and Inflammation Study
Effects of Semaglutide on Nicotine Intake

Treatment Options and Resources 

UNC Substance Treatment and Recovery (STAR)
UNC Health Care Alcohol and Drug Detoxification Unit at WakeBrook
UNC Tobacco Treatment Program
UNC Horizons Program
NIAAA Alcohol Treatment Navigator
SAMHSA Treatment Locator

Collaborating Research Centers

North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences Institute
Bowles Center for Alcohol Studies
Carolina Center for Neurostimulation


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