The Behavioral Pharmacology Research Unit (BPRU) at the Johns Hopkins Bayview campus offers opportunities to participate in a wide variety of research studies related to drugs of abuse and dependence.
Some studies are therapeutic clinical trials that may offer free participation to individuals wanting treatment for a drug problem. Treatment studies are usually with outpatients, but some may be residential.
Some studies are non-therapeutic studies of the pharmacology and effects of drugs. These studies examine drug effects on perceptions, experiences, sleep, moods, cognition, and behavior. They may involve repeated visits to BPRU for study sessions or continuous residential stays on the research unit.
BPRU’s research studies look at many different types of drugs – including the major drugs of abuse, such as opiates (narcotics) and cocaine, as well as prescription medications, marijuana, alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, tobacco, and others.
Studies often seek volunteers who are experienced users but who are not seeking treatment. Studies also often seek non-drug-user, healthy-normal volunteers.
For drug abuse treatment research, call 410-550-1102.
For residential research opportunities, call 410-550-0007.
For community-living research opportunities call 410-550-1916.
For tobacco smoking-cessation treatment research, call 410-550-1206.
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