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Patient Recruitment

Brain Dopaminergic Signaling in Opiod Use Disorders (OUD)

Do You Use Heroin or Other Opiates?

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You may be eligible for a Research Study

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is looking for volunteers who use opiates regularly or who are receiving treatment for opiate use. The purpose is to learn how opiates affect brain function.

  • Up to four study visits
  • Medical exam and personal interview
  • All study procedures and transportation at no cost
  • Compensation is provided

You can participate if you are:

  • 18-65 years old
  • Using opiates daily or almost daily
  • Receiving or not receiving treatment for opiate use

You cannot participate if you:

  • Have a serious medical condition, such as HIV
  • Have a psychiatric condition, such as schizophrenia that requires medication or hospitalization
  • Are pregnant or breastfeeding

Location: The NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda, MD, is located on the Metro Red line (Medical Center stop).

For more information, call:
The NIH Clinical Center
Office of Patient Recruitment
1-800-411-1222 (refer to study 17-AA-0114)
TTY for the deaf or hard of hearing: 1-866-411-1010
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Or go online:
Refer to study #17-AA-0114

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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