Do You Use Opioids?
If you use opioids, you may qualify to be a part of an inpatient research study at the University of Kentucky.
UK Hospital in Lexington, KY
Use Opioids Recreationally
Inpatient Study for 4 - 9 weeks
Not Seeking Treatment
18 - 55 Years Old
Fast Facts
Study Background
Did you know that over 10 million Americans use opioids for non-medical purposes?

Our team is partnering with people who use opioids recreationally to be a part of our research studies. Our goal is to learn more about Opioid Use Disorder.

If you choose to participate in one of our studies, you will receive various psychoactive drugs, answer questionnaires about the drug effect and your general mood, and you will complete behavioral and pain tolerance tasks.
Additional Information
Why is this study being done?
The University of Kentucky is conducting this research study to understand the effects of recreational opioid use.
Is this study for me?
You may qualify for one of our studies if you meet the following criteria.

Key Criteria:
  • Age 18 to 55
  • Not seeking treatment for substance use disorders
  • Not physically dependent on alcohol or benzodiazepines
  • Within 25% of ideal body weight
  • No significant health/psychological problems
  • Not pregnant
What will happen if I participate in the study?
We are recruiting people who use opioids to participate in inpatient sessions where you will receive various psychoactive drugs, answer questionnaires about the drug effect, your general mood, and you will be asked to perform behavioral tasks and pain tolerance tasks. If you have physical dependence on opioids, you will receive daily maintenance doses to help lessen the symptoms of withdrawal.

Our studies require a stay in the hospital that can range from 4 to 9 weeks. Participants will need to qualify first based on a 30–60-minute phone screen and then 2-3 in-person screening visits that last 3-4 hours each.
Will I be paid for being in the research study?
Qualified participants will be compensated for their participation. Travel expenses may be reimbursed.
Will it cost me anything to participate in the study?
There is no cost for you to participate in our research program.