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Drug/Alcohol Use

1. Can't Sleep Without Marijuana?

Marijuana users 18-55 years old are needed to take part in a research study of marijuana use and sleep at Johns Hopkins.

Study volunteers will complete a 12-week program designed to help stop use of marijuana. Study includes investigational medication and advanced assessments of sleep.

For more information or to participate, please call 410-550-2695.

PI: Ryan Vandrey, Ph.D.
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2. Have You Used Methamphetamine?

Methamphetamine users are needed for a medical research study. Volunteers should be between the ages of 18-45, in good general health and taking no regular medications. Testing will take place at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center and the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD.

Volunteers will be paid for completion of all study procedures. Travel expenses will be covered. Please call 410-550-6266 or 410-550-2588 for more information.

PI: Una D. McCann
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3. Investigational Treatment for Opioid Withdrawal

Are you 18-60 years old, currently addicted to heroin or prescription pain relievers and seeking treatment?

Researchers at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center are conducting an residential research study to test an investigational medication for opioid withdrawal. Participation requires you to live on our residential research unit for up to 28 days.

If you qualify, you will receive study-related care at no cost and you will be compensated. You may earn up to $700.

Call 410-550-0490 for a phone screening.

PI: Eric C. Strain, M.D.
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4. Needed: Healthy Volunteers on Methadone, Buprenorphine or Suboxone for Investigational Pain Treatment Research Study

Volunteers prescribed buprenorphine or suboxone (between 12-16 milligrams), or methadone (between 80-100 milligrams) are needed for a research study. Volunteers must not be using any other drugs and must be willing to stay overnight on a research unit. Participants may earn up to $675.

Please call 410-550-9494 to see if you may qualify.

PI: D. Andrew Tompkins, M.D.
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5. Opioid Users (Heroin or Prescription Pain Relievers) Looking for Withdrawal Treatment

Are you 18-60 years old, currently addicted to heroin or prescription pain relievers and seeking treatment? Researchers at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center are conducting an inpatient research study to test an investigational medication for opioid withdrawal.

Participation requires you to live on our Clinical Research Unit for up to 28 days. If you qualify, you will receive study-related care at no cost and you will be compensated. Compensation of up to $700.

Call 410-550-0490 for a phone screening.

PI: Eric Strain, M.D.
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6. Alcohol Study

Healthy men and women aged 21 to 50 are needed for a research study at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. The study involves testing the effects of alcohol and other legal drugs.

Participation involves an initial screening session (about two hours) and seven experimental sessions (about six hours each).

For more information, please call 410-550-0009.

PI: Roland Griffiths, Ph.D.
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7. Effects of Oral Cocaine on Decision-Making

Healthy men and women, ages 18-45, who have used cocaine are needed to participate in a research study about the effects of oral cocaine on decision-making at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. This is not a treatment study.

The study requires one three- to four-hour screening visit and three sessions lasting about one-and-a-half hours each. Participants can earn up to $250 by completing the study.

For more information, please call 410-550-1465.

PI: Matthew Johnson, Ph.D.
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8. Methadone Maintenance Patients

Healthy men and women aged 18-55 who are being maintained on methadone are needed to participate in a research study at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. The study tests whether computer tasks that challenge the brain can improve memory and other types of thinking.

Participation involves an initial one-hour screening visit. If qualified, one hour of pre-training followed by one hour of training will occur. The total time of participation will be about three hours. Participants will be paid up to $70 for completing the study.

For more information, please call 410-550-2688.

PI: Matthew W. Johnson, Ph.D.
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9. Investigational Research on Heavy Drinking

Are you 21 to 65 years old and want to reduce your drinking? Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bayview campus are conducting a research study testing a medication that may help people reduce their drinking. Participation requires nine visits over about 16 weeks. Participation is confidential.

Compensation is provided for your time and travel.

For more information, please call 410-550-1916.

PI: Eric C. Strain, M.D.
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10. Seeking Persons with a Regular Meditation Practice to Participate in a Research Study

Researchers at The Johns Hopkins University are seeking individuals with regular, long-term meditation practice to participate in a research study looking at the combined effects of meditation and psilocybin, a psychoactive substance found in sacramental mushrooms of some cultures. The study will investigate psychological and brain processes underlying such effects.

Volunteers must be between the ages of 25 and 80, have no personal or familial history of physicatric illness, or recent history of alcholism or drug abuse.

To learn more or discuss the possibility of volunteering, call 410-550-2253.

PI: Roland Griffiths, Ph.D.
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11. Do you use marijuana occasionally?

If you are between 18 and 50 years old and use marijuana occasionally, you may be able to participate in research studies to see how drugs affect the body and brain. The studies take place in east Baltimore and are sponsored by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). You will receive money for your participation in a study.

For a confidential screening, call 1-800-535-8254 or visit www.ResearchStudies.DrugAbuse.gov.

PI: Marilyn Huestis, Ph.D.
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12. Effects of Oral Methamphetamine on Decision-Making

Healthy men and women, ages 21-55, who have used stimulants to get high (such as cocaine, methamphetamine or amphetamine) in the last six months are needed to participate in a research study about the effects of prescription oral methamphetamine on decision-making at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. This is not a treatment study.

The study requires one four- to five-hour screening visit and three overnight sessions lasting about 32 hours each. During each session, participants will be required to remain overnight at a residential unit. Participants can earn up to $900 by completing the study.

For more information, please call 410-550-9497.

PI: Matthew Johnson, Ph.D.
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