Cocaine Use Disorder Research Study
Join a compensated research study at the Medical University of South Carolina designed to identify the effects of cocaine on brain function and iron levels. Help further cocaine research today!
Compensation Provided
21-60 Years Old
Use Disorder
Fast Facts
Visits Conducted in Charleston, SC
Study Background
You are not alone in your fight against Cocaine Use Disorder. Cocaine usage is a struggle for over 1 million Americans per year and research is being conducted near you to help identify solutions to curb this addiction.

Our research focuses on iron in your body and overall brain function. A small number of studies have found that cocaine produces large amounts of iron in some parts of the brain, which negatively affects brain function.

This study will be the first to investigate the impact of cocaine use on brain iron levels and how they may impact brain function. By learning more about the effects of cocaine use, we hope to identify new treatment targets.
Additional Information
Why is this study being done?
Cocaine use disorder is a problem for millions of people, and yet there are no effective medication treatments available. The purpose of this study is to see how cocaine use affects levels of iron in the brain to potentially develop new treatment targets.
Is this study for me?
You may qualify for our study if you meet the following criteria.

Inclusion Criteria:
  • 21-60 years old
  • Cocaine is your drug of choice
  • Use cocaine at least 4 times a month
  • Used cocaine or crack-cocaine by any route for at least 5 years over the lifetime
What will happen if I participate in the study?
You will attend one virtual and one clinic visit in Charleston, SC. You will participate in cognitive testing and have an MRI scan.
Will I be paid for being in this research study?
You will be compensated up to $175 for your participation.
Will it cost me anything to participate in this study?
There is no cost to participate in our research study.