QUIT Crack/Cocaine. Join a No-Cost Treatment Study
Individuals looking to stop using crack or cocaine may be eligible to receive detoxification, therapy & medication at no cost for participating in a UTHealth Houston research study aimed at preventing relapse.
Compensation Provided
18-65 Years Old
Conducted in Houston, TX
Use Crack or Cocaine
Fast Facts
Outpatient & Inpatient study
Study Background
Do you want to stop using crack/cocaine? We can help.

Over one million American adults suffer from cocaine use disorder (CUD) with recent trends
showing an increase in cocaine-related deaths since 2010.

Our new study aims to help individuals to stop using crack/cocaine through a two-step process. Treatment includes a 5-day inpatient detox followed by a 12-week outpatient program.

Participants will receive individual therapy and medication treatment at no cost.
Additional Information
Why is this study being done?
Our study aims to find better treatments for individuals looking to stop using crack/cocaine. Our researchers are looking to find ways to decrease the chance of relapse in those who use cocaine/crack.

Is this study for me?
You may qualify for this study if you meet the following criteria.

Inclusion Criteria:
  • Use Crack and/or Cocaine & want to stop
  • 18-65 years old
What will happen if I participate in this study?

Our study provides brief inpatient (detox) and outpatient treatment for individuals who use cocaine/crack and want to stop.

Our study involves:

  • Medical and psychiatric screening visits
  • Brain imaging scans
  • Study medication
  • 5-day inpatient detoxification
  • 12 weeks of outpatient visits
  • 1 follow-up visit
  • Financial compensation for participation and travel expenses
What are the benefits of joining this research study?
Participants will receive high-quality clinical care at no cost, along with compensation for their time and travel.
Will it cost me anything to participate in this study?
There is no cost to participate in our research study.