Opioid Use Treatment Studies
Researchers from the New York Psychiatric Institute & Columbia University Irving Medical Center are partnering with individuals who struggle with opioid addiction to participate in confidential treatment research studies
Fast Facts About Our Studies
We offer free and confidential treatments for those who struggle with opioid addiction.
18 - 65 years of age

No major psychiatric issues

Current opioid use or use within the past month
Free research treatment for opioid use
Study Background
Opioid abuse is a devastating problem in our nation. It attacks your brain and your body. It hurts both you and people who care about you.

Significant and increasing efforts have been made to identify and investigate effective treatments for Opioid Use Disorder (OUD).

Our research studies aim to find effective treatment methods for people struggling with OUD. Opioid addiction is treatable. Join one of our studies and quit with our help.
Additional Information
Why are these studies being done?
Our studies aim to find better treatment methods for those struggling with opioid addiction.
Are these studies for me?
You may qualify for one of our treatment research studies if you meet the following criteria:

Eligibility Criteria:
  • Willingness to undergo an evaluation
  • Used opioids currently or within the past month
  • Age 18-65 years old
  • Able to give informed consent, and comply with study procedures
  • No major psychiatric issues
What will happen if I participate in a study?

Opioid abusers identified by the screeners as possibly eligible for treatment will be scheduled for evaluation by a psychiatrist.


Then, a medical evaluation including blood work, urine toxicology, and possible breathalyzer will be used as the final determination of eligibility.


Those who meet the criteria will be invited to participate in the study that the clinical team determines is the most appropriate and advantageous for the individual.

Will it cost me anything to participate in a study?
There is no cost for you to participate in one of our studies.