DESCRIPTION: To date, no medications have been approved expressly for the treatment of methamphetamine dependence, leaving few options for doctors and patients battling this particular addiction. This clinical trial sought to determine the safety and tolerability of the medication ibudilast in non-treatment seeking, methamphetamine-dependent volunteers.The study took place at the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance.

OUTCOMES: Though this study has completed enrollment, data analysis is underway. Preliminary outcomes of the trial were presented at the 2013 College of Problems on Drug Dependence Conference in San Diego. Click here to read the press release and stay tuned for additional results.

DeYoung, D. Z., Heinzerling, K. G., Swanson, A. N., Tsuang, J., Furst, B. A., Yi, Y., … & Shoptaw, S. J. (2016). Safety of Intravenous Methamphetamine Administration During Ibudilast Treatment. Journal of clinical psychopharmacology. 2016 Aug;36(4):347-54. doi: 10.1097/JCP.0000000000000511.