Do you Drink Alcohol Regularly?
Researchers at Rutgers University are conducting a research study to examine the influence of a woman's hormones on emotions and alcohol use.
Visits Conducted in New Brunswick, NJ
Compensation Provided
18 - 40 Years Old
Women who Drink Regularly
Fast Facts
Not using medication affecting hormones
Study Background
How do hormones impact your drinking habits? Our study aims to answer this question.

Rutgers researchers are examining how ovarian hormones (progesterone & estradiol) impact alcohol use.

Our research could help the medical community understand the timing & type of alcohol intervention needed for women who struggle with alcoholism.
Additional Information
Why is this study being done?
The purpose of our study is to examine the influence of hormones on emotions and alcohol use. Participation in this study could lead to better treatments for women who struggle with alcoholism.
Is this study for me?
You may qualify for this study if you meet the following criteria.

Key Criteria:
  • Assigned female at birth
  • Drinks at least 4 days per week
  • Has at least 7 drinks per week
  • 18 to 40 years old
  • Able to attend visits at Rutgers University (New Brunswick, NJ)
  • Not pregnant or breastfeeding currently or in the last three months
  • Not on hormonal birth control or using medication that effects hormones
What will happen if I participate in the study?
Participants will attend visits at Rutgers University on the same day once a week for the course of one menstrual cycle.

Participation includes:
  • a baseline assessment including surveys, behavioral tasks, and instructions on the study protocol
  • collection of saliva samples that participants will return weekly
  • wearing a daily activity monitor
  • completing surveys a few times a day on a smartphone
Will I be paid for being in this research study?
You will be compensated - $30 for the first appointment and up to $91 for each follow-up visit.
Will it cost me anything to participate in this study?
There is no cost for you to participate in our research program.