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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Comorbidity of PTSD and Alcohol Dependence: Endocannabinoid Regulation
Principal Investigator:

Veronica Piggott

Location: Allen Park, MI
Congressional District Code: 13
Research Service: Rehabilitation R&D
Project Period: October 2018 - September 2023
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $160,908
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Thirty-one percent of the Vietnam-era Veterans have been diagnosed with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Among those, 70% have also been diagnosed with an alcohol use disorder (AUD). Veterans with PTSD use alcohol to cope with their distressing psychological symptoms such as anxiety. However, alcohol withdrawal effects overlap with PTSD symptoms, thereby reinforcing alcohol consumption to alleviate the PTSD symptoms. Studies have shown that individuals with comorbid PTSD and AUD have increa...

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