Co-Director, Impulse Control Disorders Clinic
Brain sciences, Addiction, Impulse control disorders, Mental health
Using drug and behavioral treatments to curb impulsive and addictive behaviors is the main focus of Jon Grant’s research. Grant focuses on therapies, treatments, and brain imaging to better understand what happens in the brain in cases of addiction. In recent studies, he found that naltrexone, a drug commonly used to treat alcohol addiction, also helps curb pathological gambling and compulsive stealing. He believes that coupling medication with therapy may maximize use effectiveness of the drug.
Sources of Funding
National Institutes of Health (National Institute on Drug Abuse)
National Center for Responsible Gaming
Institute for Research on Gambling Disorders