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Patient Recruitment

Do you have Opiate Addiction?

Volunteers Needed

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Researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, seek volunteers who are dependent on opioids like heroin, hydrocodone, fentanyl, methadone, or oxycodone and are receiving or not receiving treatment for their addiction. The purpose of this research study is to learn how opiate use disorder affects dopamine signaling in the brain.

Study Information:

  • This research study involves a screening day, and up to three study days
  • You will have a medical examination and a personal interview to see if you meet criteria for the study
  • Compensation is provided
  • All study-related tests and procedures are provided at no cost

You can participate in this study if you:

  • Are 20-65 years old
  • Have moderate or severe OUD
  • Are receiving or not receiving treatment for OUD

You cannot participate in this study if you:

  • Have a medical disease or condition such as HIV, heart disease, or lung disease
  • Have a psychiatric illness or condition, such as major depression, addiction, PTSD or schizophrenia that required medication or hospitalization
  • Are a female who is pregnant or breastfeeding

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

For more information, call:
Office of Patient Recruitment
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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 07/18/2018

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