Ketamine Research in Russia
Since 1988, Dr. Evgeny Krupitsky and a team of researchers at the Leningrad Regional Center for Alcoholism and Drug Addiction Therapy have been investigating Ketamine Psychedelic Therapy in the treatment of alcoholism and heroin addiction.

Current Research Protocol -- Single Versus Repeated Treatments in Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy of Heroin Addiction
Winter 1999-00 -- Six-month Follow-up to the Heroin Addiction Treatment Study
Completed Research Protocol -- Ketamine Psychedelic Therapy in the Treatment of Heroin Addiction - Single High Dose v. Low Dose (Placebo) Session
Winter 1998 -- Ketamine Psychedelic Therapy in the Treatment of Heroin Addiction
Summer 1997 -- From Yale to the Lab in St. Petersburg
Spring 1997 -- Lecturing about Ketamine Psychedelic Therapy in the United States
Winter 1996-97 -- Ketamine Study at Yale: an Update
Summer 1996 -- Continued Studies Into Underlying Psychological Mechanisms Of KPT
Winter 1995-96 -- Ketamine Psychedelic Therapy Research
Autumn 1995 -- KPT in the Treatment of Alcohol Dependency: Preliminary Report
Summer 1995 -- Ketamine: Scientific Journey Through the United States
Autumn 1994 -- Ketamine Research: Russia


Krupitsky E, Burakov, A, Romanova, T, Dunaevsky, I, Strassman, R, Grinenko A (2002). Ketamine psychotherapy for heroin addiction: immediate effects and two-year follow-up. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment 23, 273-283

Krupitsky EM, Burakov AM, Romanova TN, Grinenko NI, Grinenko AY, Fletcher J, Petrakis IL, Krystal JH (2001) Attenuation of ketamine effects by nimodipine pretreatment in recovering ethanol dependent men: psychopharmacologic implications of the interaction of NMDA and L-type calcium channel antagonists. Neuropsychopharmacology 25: 936-47.

Krupitsky, E.M. and Grinenko, A.Ya. (1997). Ketamine psychedelic therapy (KPT): A Review of the Results of Ten Years of Research. Journal of Psychoactive Drugs 29(2), 165-183.

Krupitsky, E.M. (1995) Ketamine psychedelic therapy (KPT) of alcoholism and neurosis. In: Yearbook of the European College for the Study of Consciousness (Leuner, H., ed.), pp.113-121. Verlag Fur Wissenschaft und Bildung, Berlin.

Krupitsky, E.M., Ivanov, V.B., Priputina, L.S., Dunaevsky, I.V., Rzhankova, E.V., Puzirev, A.A. and Grinenko, A.Ya. (1995) The influence of the central calcium channel antagonist nimodipine on the memory about ketamine psychedelic session. In: Abstract book, 2nd Russian National Congress ³A Man and a Drug,² p.302. Moscow, (in Russian).

Krupitsky, E.M., Grinenko, A.Ya., Berkaliev, T.N., Paley, A.I., Petrov, V.N., Moshkov, K.A. and Borodkin, Yu.S. (1992). The combination of psychedelic and aversive approaches in alcoholism treatment: the affective contra-attribution method. Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly 9, 99-105.

Krupitsky, E.M. and Grinenko, A.Ya. (1992)Psychedelic drugs in psychiatry: past, present and future. V.M. Bekhterev Review of Psychiatry and Medical Psychology 1, 31-47 (in Russian).

Krupitsky, E.M., Grinenko, A.Ya., Karandashova, G.F., Berkaliev, T.N., Moshkov, K.A. and Borodkin, Yu.S. (1990) Metabolism of biogenic amines induced by alcoholism narcopsychotherapy with ketamine administration. Biogenic Amines 7, 577-582.