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Patient Recruitment

Are You Worried About Your Drinking?

Join NIH Research and Receive Alcohol Treatment

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If you or someone you know is drinking too much, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) may be able to help. We conduct studies on how alcohol affects the body and are looking for new ways to treat alcohol problems. If you qualify, you can receive alcoholism treatment at no-cost while you participate in our research.

You may qualify if you are:

  • 18 years old or older
  • Have tried to stop drinking but can't
  • Use alcohol more than any other drug
  • Not pregnant or breastfeeding

During the study, you will:

  • Stay at the NIH Clinical Center for about 4 weeks
  • Undergo detoxification (if needed) and receive alcohol treatment
  • Complete questionnaires, have blood drawn, and have a brain scan
  • Receive compensation for your participation

Location: The NIH Clinical Center is America's research hospital and is located in Bethesda, Maryland, on the Metro red line (Medical Center stop).

For more information:
NIH Clinical Center Office of Patient Recruitment
1-800-411-1222 (refer to study 14-AA-0181)
TTY for the deaf or hard of hearing: 1-866-411-1010
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Or go online:

Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC)
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)

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This page last updated on 10/22/2021

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