Behavioral Psychopharmacology Research Laboratory | Kudzu Study
Thank you for your interest in kudzu research being conducted at McLean Hospital by Scott Lukas, PhD, and his lab team. There still remain many questions to be answered before we know about kudzu's true effectiveness in treating excessive alcohol consumption. Kudzu IS NOT currently available to the public in the extract form that McLean studied. It may be in the future, however.
Kudzu does not produce any effects of its own, does not block the effects of alcohol and does not make people sick if they drink alcohol. Our study found that kudzu did not produce any side effects and did not affect the liver or any other major organs in the body.
Dr. Lukas is not a clinician and so does not treat patients. McLean Hospital has a number of resources available for persons with a drug or alcohol abuse problem. Please call (617) 855-2119 for more information regarding outpatient services or (800) 333-0338 for inpatient treatment.
If you'd like, your name and contact information will be added to a database of potential research volunteers for future kudzu-related research, and you may be contacted to determine if you are eligible to participate. Please send an email to email@example.com or visit www.drug-studies.org to see photos of the laboratory.