Last updated on February 2018

The Effectiveness of Deep Brain Stimulation for Opioid Relapse Prevention

Brief description of study

The nucleus accumbens (NAcc) has a significant role in the process of opiate addiction and the initiation of relapse after detoxification. There is evidence that deep brain stimulation (DBS) of the NAcc exerts a positive effect on individuals with severe heroin addiction via inhibitory action .

The investigators hypothesise that bilateral stimulation of the NAcc will significantly reduce withdrawal symptoms and thus enable the patients to substantially decrease their Levomethadone usage.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT02440152

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