Cocaine Use
Research Study

Researchers at Yale University are partnering with individuals who use cocaine for a brain imaging study. Enroll today!

Fast Facts

regularly use cocaine

generally healthy

21-60 years old

Compensation Provided

Conducted in connecticut

Study Background

We want to know how regular cocaine use produces changes in the brain that alter behavior over time. This study will use PET imaging to examine the brains of people who regularly use cocaine.

Eligible participants will complete a 3-week inpatient stay at the Yale Clinical Neuroscience Research Unit. There will also be outpatient follow-ups afterwards.

Your participation in this study may help researchers improve future treatment approaches for cocaine use. Further research today and join our compensated study!

HIC # 2000029552

Additional Information

The purpose of this research is to study the brains of people who regularly use cocaine within one week of abstinence and after 2 weeks of abstinence.

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

Key Criteria:

  • 21-60 years old
  • Generally healthy
  • Regularly use cocaine
  • No other substance use disorders (besides nicotine or cocaine)
  • No major psychiatric disorders
  • No psychotropic or potentially psychoactive medications prescribed
  • No metal in the body
  • Not pregnant or breastfeeding

If eligible, this study involves:

  • Screening visit (2-3 hours): demographics, physical & mental health history, EKG, blood work, urine sample, & informed consent
  • Inpatient stay (3 weeks): clinical evaluation, 2 PET scans, 1 MRI scan, computer neurocognitive task sessions, and behavioral questionnaires.
  • Follow-ups: twice a week for 9 weeks

Compensation is provided up to $2,500 for your time.

There is no cost for you to participate in the study.