The N-ICE trial: A randomised controlled trial of the safety and efficacy of N-acetyl cysteine (NAC) as a pharmacotherapy for methamphetamine ('ice') dependence

Name & Contact Details Role Research Program Location
  • Chief Investigator: Olivia Dean, Deakin University
  • Chief Investigator: Dan Lubman, Monash University
  • Chief Investigator: Paul Dietze, NDRI & Burnet Institute
  • Chief Investigator: Peter Kelly, University of Wollongong
  • Chief Investigator: Alyna Turner, University of Newcastle
  • Chief Investigator: Brendan Quinn, Burnet Institute
  • Chief Investigator: Gregory Carter, Calvary Mater Newcastle Hospital
  • Co-investigator: Amanda Baker, University of Newcastle
  • Co-investigator: Michael Berk, Deakin University
  • Co-investigator: Barbara Sinclair, Wollongong Hospital
  • Co-investigator: David Reid, Drug and Alcohol Services, Wollongong
  • Co-investigator: Ruth Collins, Drug and Alcohol Clinical Services, Barwon Health
  • Project staff: Nina te Pas, Curtin University

Arunogiri, S., McKetin, R., Verdejo-Garcia, A. and Lubman, D. (2020). The methamphetamine-associated psychosis spectrum: A clinically focused review. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, 28, (1), pp. 56-65. DOI: 10.1007/s11469-018-9934-4 [RJ1425] View web page

McKetin, R., Dean, O., Turner, A., Kelly, P., Quinn, B., Lubman, D., Dietze, P., Carter, G., Higgs, P., Baker, A., Sinclair, B., Reid, D., Manning, V., te Pas, N., Liang, W., Thomas, T., Bathish, R., Kent, M., Raftery, D., Arunogiri, S. and Berk, M. (2019). A study protocol for the N-ICE trial: A randomised double-blind placebo-controlled study of the safety and efficacy of N-acetyl-cysteine (NAC) as a pharmacotherapy for methamphetamine (ice) dependence. Trials, 20, (1). DOI: 10.1186/s13063-019-3450-0 [RJ1485] View web page

McKetin, R., Dean, O., Baker, A., Carter, G., Turner, A., Kelly, P. and Berk, M. (2017). A potential role for N-acetylcysteine in the management of methamphetamine dependence. Drug and Alcohol Review, 36, (2), pp. 153–159. DOI: 10.1111/dar.12414 [RJ1236] View web page