Opioid addiction Research Study
Join a compensated research study funded by the McLean Hospital studying neurobiological and clinical risk factors for opioid abuse.
McLean Hospital in Belmont, MA
Compensation Provided
Used Opioids in the Past
recently abstinent from opioid Abuse
Fast Facts
20 - 65 Years Old
Study Background
Have you had a serious problem with opioid use in the past? Have you been abstinent for at least the last month?

Congratulations on your sobriety. You may be eligible to join a McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School research study.

Researchers are studying the types of life experiences, clinical conditions, and brain differences that can lead to opioid abuse in order to better prevent and treat this critical problem.
Additional Information
Why is this study being done?
Our goal is to learn more about how brain & opioid use are correlated. We are particularly interested in brain changes associated with increased risk.
Is this study for me?
You may qualify for this study if you meet the following criteria.

Key Criteria:
  • Medically healthy
  • 20-65 years old
  • Have had a history of opioid abuse
  • Recently abstinent from opioid use (at least 30 days) and are not on opioid maintenance management.
  • You must be unmedicated except for birth control pills, thyroid hormone, prn use of albuterol inhaler, or non-sedating antihistamines and medications for ADHD.
What will happen if I participate in this study?
This is a two-visit study which takes place on the grounds of McLean Hospital located in Belmont Massachusetts.

Study visits include:
  • Interview
  • Questionnaires
  • MRI
  • Saliva samples
  • Blood sample
  • Hair sample
  • Take Home Devices
Will I be paid for being in this research study?
You can earn up to $365 for your participation in our research study.
Will it cost me anything to participate in this study?
There is no cost for you to participate in our research program.