Pharmacotherapy for marijuana dependence: a double-blind, placebo-controlled pilot study of divalproex sodium.

@article{Levin2004PharmacotherapyFM,
  title={Pharmacotherapy for marijuana dependence: a double-blind, placebo-controlled pilot study of divalproex sodium.},
  author={Frances R Levin and David McDowell and Suzette M. Evans and Edward Nu{\~n}es and Evaristo Akerele and Stephen Donovan and Suzanne K Vosburg},
  journal={The American journal on addictions},
  year={2004},
  volume={13 1},
  pages={21-32}
}
There is a noticeable lack of targeted treatment options for marijuana dependence, in particular pharmacologic approaches. This is the first study evaluating a targeted pharmacologic approach for marijuana dependence. The goals of the study were to determine if such patients would seek pharmacologic treatment, whether these patients could be retained in treatment using a design previously developed for cocaine-dependent patients, and especially whether divalproex sodium showed promise as a… CONTINUE READING