Schizophrenia
Research Study
The Columbia University Irving Medical Center and New York State Psychiatric Institute are recruiting individuals who drink often for their research studies.
New York City Metropolitan Area
Compensation is Provided
drink Alcohol Regularly
18-65 Years Old
Fast Facts
Study Background
The New York State Psychiatric Institute and Columbia University Irving Medical Center are conducting two studies.

Our first study is seeking treatment seekers who will receive a free evaluation for their participation in our study. Our study aims to find better treatments for heavy drinkers.

Our second study is recruiting social drinkers to learn more about how heavy alcohol use can affect your brain and overall health.

If you drink regularly, join one of our studies and receive a free evaluation or compensation for your time!
Additional Information
Why are these studies being done?
Our research study for social drinkers aims to learn more about how alcohol effects the brain.

Our research study for treatment seekers is testing the efficacy of a new treatment aimed at reducing alcohol use.
Are these studies for me?
You may qualify for a study if you meet the following criteria.

Social Drinkers:
  • Age 21-55
  • Have an average weekly consumption of greater than 14 standard drinks for women and greater than 24 standard drinks for men
  • Not seeking treatment
Treatment Seekers:
  • Age 18-65
  • Men: drink 5+ drinks 4 or more times per week
  • Women: drink 4+ drinks 4 or more times per week
What will happen if I participate in the study?
  • Social Drinkers will be sent messages on their phone and be asked to respond to questions about alcohol cravings. They will also undergo an MRI Scan
  • Treatment Seekers will receive free medical and psychological evaluation, outpatient treatment visits, and we will even cover your transportation costs.
Will I be paid for being in this research study?
Social Drinkers will be compensated up to $220.
Will it cost me anything to participate in this study?
There is no cost for you to participate in our research program.