Compensated Chronic Pain
Research Study
Do you take Buprenorphine for pain? Join a remote research Boston University study aimed at improving treatments for chronic pain patients.
visits can be conducted remotely
Compensation Is Provided
Have chronic pain
receiving buprenorphine
18-65 Years Old
Fast Facts
Study Background
Nearly half a million Americans receive buprenorphine for opioid use disorder (OUD). More than 40% of those seeking treatment with buprenorphine have pain that interferes with daily activities and affects drug treatment outcomes, yet no effective non-pharmacological therapies exist to improve pain outcomes.

Our study aims to find treatments for depression, pain, and physical symptoms in order to decrease the need to turn to substance abuse to avoid pain. We hope to help patients increase overall functioning, and foster their ability to achieve their long-term life goals.
Additional Information
Why is this study being done?
Boston University researchers want to help people suffering from chronic pain.
Is this study for me?
You may qualify for this study if you meet the following criteria:

Eligibility Criteria:
  • Between 18 and 65 years of age
  • Have had chronic pain for at least 3 months
  • Prescribed buprenorphine for at least the last month
What will happen if I participate in this study?
The baseline study visit will be conducted over the phone, but may be conducted at Boston Medical Center (BMC) or Stanley Street Treatment and Resources (SSTAR), if convenient. Assessments will be conducted primarily remotely. Baseline assessments will take approximately 1 hour to complete, but could take up to 3 hours. Follow-up assessments will last approximately 1 hour.
Will there be compensation paid for being in this research study?
You will be compensated up to $430 for your participation.
Will it cost anything to participate in this study?
There is no cost for you to participate in this study.