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Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
University of Delaware
University of Vermont
I am interested in the human behavioral pharmacology of abused drugs, particularly marijuana and nicotine. My research focuses on the consequences of stopping heavy cannabis or tobacco use and the investigation of medications that can aide quit attempts. I also have interest in investigating novel ways to apply behavioral modification techniques to the treatment of drug abuse problems.
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Budney, A.J., Hughes, J.R., Moore, B.A., & Vandrey, R.G. (2004). Review of the validity and significance of cannabis withdrawal syndrome. American Journal of Psychiatry, 161, 1967-1977.
Vandrey, R., Budney, A.J., Kamon, J.L., & Stanger, C. (2005). Cannabis withdrawal in adolescent treatment seekers. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 78, 205-210.
Vandrey, R., Haney, M. (2009). Pharmacotherapy for Cannabis Dependence: How Close Are We? CNS Drugs, 23 (7), 1-11.
Vandrey, R., Smith, M.T., McCann, U.D., Budney, A.J., Curran, E.M. (2011). Sleep disturbance and the effects of extended-release zolpidem during cannabis withdrawal. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 117, 38-44.
Vandrey, R., Dunn, K.E., Fry, J.A., Girling, E.R. (in press). A survey study to characterize use of Spice products (synthetic cannabinoids). Drug and Alcohol Dependence.