Alcohol research studies

The following are alcohol research studies being conducted by the Brown University School of Public Health, which are looking for active participants:

Interested in participating in research on the immune system?

About: Brown University is conducting a study on alcohol, the brain, and the immune system.

Who: Ages 21-60. Able to consume alcohol safely. Able to consume nuts & soy safely. Free of metal devices or implants in the body. Able to attend 2 visits at our lab.

Compensation:  Participants will be compensated up to $220 for their time and effort.

This study does not involve medication or treatment

For more information please call 401-793-4317, or email [email protected]

Study Flyer

Protocol Number 1904002429

 

About: This study is a non-treatment study that involves receiving the oral administration of a medication under a stress-induced condition.

Who:  For participants who drink alcohol that are interested in seeking treatment, and are between the ages of 18 - 70.

Time Involved: Study participation involves 11 outpatient visits over 16 weeks.

Compensation: You may receive up to a maximum of $565 for your time.

For more information please call (401) 863-6646, or email [email protected]

All calls/emails will be held in strict confidence

About: A brain imaging research study. This study involves the use of nasal spray.

Who: Adults (18-60 years old) cigarette smokers and alcohol drinkers who smoke 1 ½ packs of cigarettes a week and drink regularly.

Time Involved: 3 Visits

Compensation: Up to $250

For more information please call/text 401-424-1813, or email alcoholsmokestudy@brown.edu

Drinking and Smoking Study Flyer

Who: Age 18-30

About:  We are looking for research volunteers in the Providence area who drink alcohol and use cannabis regularly to participate in a paid confidential research study from Brown University. 

Time Involved: Participation involves completing interviews, filling out questionnaires, and the use of an alcohol sensor bracelet and smart phones to report on alcohol and other substance use in daily life for four weeks. Procedures will occur remotely (via videoconference) with the option of an in-person session.

Compensation:   Participants will be compensated up to $450 for their participation.

Contact: acestudy@brown.edu or (401) 863-6635

See if you are eligible

Who: Do you drink alcohol? Are you between the ages of 18-25?

About: You may be eligible to participate in a study on the drinking experiences of young adults. Participation will involve annual in-person sessions, online surveys, and three separate month-long daily data collection periods over the course of two years. Daily data collection includes surveys via a mobile app and wearing a biosensor bracelet that detects your drinking. All data collection is confidential

Time involved: Participation will involve annual in-person sessions, online surveys, and three separate month-long daily data collection periods over the course of two years.

Compensation: If eligible, you can receive up to $337 over 1 month in the first year, and up to $732 total over the course of the study. Some participants may be eligible for up to $1,026 over the course of the study. You may be compensated though a reloadable spending card or an Amazon.com gift card.

Contact:  With any questions, contact [email protected] or 401-863-2485. View Study Flyer

See if you may be eligible 

Protocol #2883. Principal Investigator: Merrill.
Brown University’s Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences.

Who: Teens 14-19

About: Are you a teenager thinking about cutting back or quitting drinking?  Brown University is currently looking for teenagers interested in reducing their alcohol use to participate in a voluntary research study. The study consists of 6 weeks of an investigational study medication or placebo, using a smart phone app and weekly meetings.  

Time Involved: 9 weeks with 3 and 6 month follow up

Compensation: $510

Contact person: Audrey at 401- 863-6720 or [email protected] or go to Tinyurl.com/ATOMBrown for more information."

Complete the Screener

About: The study is interested in how young adults respond to their environment relating to alcohol use.

Who: For 15-17 year olds who use alcohol about twice a week or more on average.

Time Involved:

  • This includes a 45 minute remote enrollment session on Zoom, and then a 17 day survey window where 4 surveys are sent to your phone using an app.
  • Participants use an app to take 4 surveys throughout the day, and take survey on their own when they start and stop drinking.

Compensation: Participants can earn up to $245, compensation is based on how many surveys you complete.

Contact: Maria Zonfrillo at 401-425-3645 or email [email protected] for more information.

Take the Screener

Who: Teens 16-19

About: Are you a teenager thinking about cutting back or quitting drinking?  Brown University is currently looking for teenagers interested in reducing their alcohol use to participate in a voluntary research study. The study consists of 9 weeks of an investigational study medication or placebo, using a smart phone app and weekly meetings.  

Time Involved: 14 weeks with 3 month follow up

Compensation: $527

Contact person: Audrey at 401- 863-6720 or [email protected]

Complete the Screener

All participants must be age 21 and over

Are you interested in reducing or stopping your alcohol use? The Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies at Brown University is testing whether a medication reduces alcohol use.

  • Weekly visits over an 10 week period·        
  • Answer questions about your health, alcohol use, and participate in 2 laboratory sessions
  • You are compensated for your time·        
  • Participation is confidential

If you’re interested, call Brianna at: (401) 863-6687 or email [email protected]

About: A non-treatment research study involving individuals who use alcohol and other drugs at the same time so that their effects overlap

Who: Participants must be between 18 and 35 years of age

Time involved: Study participation involves a 75-minute remote individual interview

Compensation: Participants will be provided a $50 Amazon.com gift card for their participation

To learn more about the study and see if you are eligible to participate, visit https://tinyurl.com/ProjectSUP-info

You must have a valid form of ID to participate. Regardless of eligibility, completing the screener will enter you into a raffle to win a $50 Amazon gift card!

To complete the screener, visit https://tinyurl.com/ProjectSUP-screener

Simultaneous Use Patterns (SUP) Study Flyer

Do You Drink Alcohol?

  • A non-treatment research study involving individuals who are heavy alcohol drinking individuals is being conducted at Brown University.
  • Study participation involves 6 outpatient visits over NINE weeks.
  • Study involves receiving the oral administration of a medication under stress-induced condition.
  • Participants must be between 21 and 65 years of age.
  • Participants may be compensated up to $348 for their participation.

For more information (401) 863-6646 or email at [email protected] 
All calls/emails will be held in strict confidence.