High-Dose Citalopram for Cocaine Dependence in Veteran Population—A Pilot Project


Dr. Vayalapalli, Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Substance Abuse Treatment Program (116A), 1670 Clairmont Road, Decatur, GA 30033. E-mail: Sreedevi.vayalapalli2@va.gov.


Cocaine dependence continues to be a highly prevalent disorder, which is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Numerous medications have been investigated as potential adjunctive therapeutic measures, but with minimal success. None have been given Food and Drug Administration approval for treatment of cocaine dependence. (Am J Addict 2011;00:1–2)