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Drugs/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.
NA_00068969


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. 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 will be provided for your time and travel.

For more information or to find out if you qualify, call 410-550-1916.

PI: Eric C. Strain, M.D.
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5. Are You Prescribed Buprenorphine, Suboxone or Methadone?

Volunteers between the ages of 18 and 55 who are prescribed buprenorphine or methadone are needed for a research study at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. Volunteers must not be using any other drugs. Participants also must be healthy, pain free, and willing to stay overnight on a research unit. Compensation is provided up to $350.

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

PI: D. Andrew Tompkins, M.D.
NA_00071459


6. Opiate Users Seeking Treatment

Johns Hopkins University is conducting a research study for people who are trying to stop using opiates, such as heroin and oxycontin. We are testing a medication that may help people quit. The study lasts about 22 days and requires eight visits. All volunteers will receive a form of buprenorphine (similar to suboxone) as part of the study.

All medications and study-related activities including physical exam, clinical labs and ECGs, are provided at no cost and health insurance is not required. Scheduling is flexible and you can earn up to $460 for your participation.

For more information, please call 410-550-1206.

PI: George Bigelow, Ph.D.
NA_00086546


7. Cocaine Users Needed

Healthy men and women that are at least 18 years old who use cocaine are needed for a research study at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. The study involves questionnaires and computer tasks assessing decision making. This research study requires a screening visit, and a same day experimental session. The total visit will last approximately three to four hours. Compensation is $30 for screening and $45 for the experimental session ($75 total). This is NOT a treatment study.

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

PI: Matthew W. Johnson, Ph.D.
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8. 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.
NA_00037871


9. 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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10. Women: Do you drink alcohol regularly and suffer from anxiety? 

If you are female, aged 21-65 and have unsuccessfully tried to stop or decrease your drinking, you may be able to participate in a research study at National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) in Bethesda, Maryland.

The study is testing the effectiveness of a new drug for anxiety and alcoholism. An inpatient stay is required, during which participants will also receive alcoholism treatment. You will receive money for your participation in the study.

For a confidential screening, call 301-496-1993 (1-866-411-1010, TTY). Reference study # 11-AA-0046. For more information, visit www.ClinicalTrials.gov.

PI: Markus Heilig, Ph.D.
11-AA-0046


11. Do you regularly drink alcohol and want to stop?

If you are 21-65 years old and have unsuccessfully tried to stop or decrease your drinking, you may be able to participate in research studies at National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) in Bethesda, Maryland.

Our studies will help find out how alcohol affects the body and brain, and help develop new treatments for alcoholism. An inpatient stay is required, during which participants will receive alcoholism treatment and engage in study activities. You may receive money for your participation in the study.

For a confidential screening, call 301 496-1993 (1-866-411-1010, TTY).

PI: Markus Heilig, Ph.D.
11-AA-0010


12. Have you ever taken prescription pain pills?

If you have ever taken prescription pain pills for a medical condition, such as a broken bone or dental surgery, we need you for a research study at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA).

The purpose of the study is to learn more about how opiate pain medication affects the body and brain. Both inpatient and outpatient visits are required.

You may be able to participate if you:

  • Are 21-55 years old;
  • Have used opiate pain pills in the past for a medical or dental condition; and
  • Don’t smoke cigarettes.

There is no cost to participate. You will receive money for your time and travel.

This study takes place on the Johns Hopkins Bayview campus in east Baltimore and at the NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.

This study is sponsored by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 

For a confidential screening, call 1-800-535-8254. Visit www.ResearchStudies.DrugAbuse.gov for more information.

PI: Markus Heilig, Ph.D.
13-AA-0061


13. Are you seeking detox from opiate dependence?

If so, you may be able to participate in a research study that uses an FDA-approved medication to see if it will work to ease the discomforts of detox from opiates.

Participants receive buprenorphine-aided detox and counseling. There is no charge for participation. The studies take place in east Baltimore and are sponsored by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA).

For a confidential screening, call 1-800-535-8254. Visit www.ResearchStudies.DrugAbuse.gov for more information.

PI: Kenzie Preston, Ph.D.
12-DA-N469


14. Do you use cocaine? 

If so, 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. For more information, visit www.ResearchStudies.DrugAbuse.gov.

PI: Marilyn Huestis, Ph.D.
13-DA-N482


15. Are you seeking treatment for opiate dependence?

If so, you may be able to participate in research studies to see how best to help people stop using drugs. Participants receive counseling and treatment—either methadone or buprenorphine. There is no charge for participation. The studies take place in east Baltimore and are sponsored by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA).

For a confidential screening, call 1-800-535-8254. Visit www.ResearchStudies.DrugAbuse.gov for more information.

PI: Kenzie Preston, Ph.D.
09-DA-N020


16. Effects of Prescription Oral Methamphetamine on Decision-Making

Healthy men and women, ages 21-55, who have used stimulants to get high (such as cocaine, methamphetamines or amphetamines) in the last six months are needed to participate in a research study about the effects of prescription oral methamphetamine on decision-making at the 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, you 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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17. 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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