You can be a part of discovering new ways to prevent and treat addictive disorders. Below is a list of clinical trials that are currently seeking participants.

If you are a researcher interested in hosting your clinical trial on this page, please email with your clinical trial details.

Are you interested in knowing your risk for addiction – including problems with alcohol, cannabis, nicotine, other drugs, gambling, gaming, social media, and more?

The Rutgers Addiction Research Center, directed by Principal Investigator, Dr. Danielle Dick, PhD, is currently running a research study to evaluate a newly developed online platform that provides individuals with personalized risk profiles that combine genetic, behavioral, and environmental information.

Participants will receive their personalized risk profile for FREE as well as up to $40 in compensation for completing research surveys to help the study team evaluate the program.

Who can participate?:

  • Ages 18-25
  • Residing in the United States
  • Proficient in English (we’re sorry the program hasn’t been translated into other languages just yet!)

If you are interested in being contacted by the study team about participating in this study, please provide your email HERE.

If you have questions, please reach out to our study team at

Testing involves: Up to six single session lasting up to 2 hours each session

The study involves:

  • Playing a few computerized tasks while your lie in a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine, a safe method for recording brain structure and activity, which require you to lie inside a narrow tube and hold still for up to about 60 minutes.
  • Playing computerized games following the application of transcranial magnetic stimulation and we will record your brainwaves (EEG) during these games.

Participants are financially reimbursed for their time ($25/hour)

To participate you must:

  • Be over 18 years old
  • Currently smoke cigarettes
  • Speak English as your first language

Testing is conducted at:
Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience

If you are interested in hearing more about the study, or to check whether you are eligible, please contact Travis Baker, PhD.
Phone: 973-353-0893 Email:

The Health Neuroscience Lab is recruiting participants between the ages of 18-35 for a research study on how slow breathing may affect coordinated heart and brain function.

You can earn $100 in Amazon gift cards by completing the study!

Eligible participants will be invited to:

  1. Attend two lab sessions, about a week apart and 2.5 hours each
  2. Complete surveys about your health and behavior
  3. Complete breathing and computer tasks while we monitor your heart and brain responses

If you are interested in participating, please contact us to initiate the screening process and determine your eligibility. You may email or text us at any time to extend your interest or ask questions.


Text: (609) 664-0218

Eligibility: Individuals 18 years and older with opioid use disorder in the last 12 months and any criminal justice involvement in the last 6 months.

Project Description: This is a multi-site randomized clinical trial evaluating extended-release buprenorphine vs. extended-release naltrexone vs. standard of care medications for opioid use disorder in individuals leaving incarceration or with a recent history of criminal justice involvement. Full details are available on

Project Contact: Amesika Nyaku,

Eligibility: Actively recruiting individuals between the ages of 18-35 years

Project Description: The aim of this project is to examine whether a brief behavioral intervention of slow breathing paced at a resonance frequency of the cardiovascular system can enhance attention and cognitive control in young adults. Results from this study may provide evidence of novel brain-body prevention and intervention targets to improve physical health. Full details are available on

Project Contact: To inquire about participating, email Dr. Brandon Alderman,

Eligibility: Adults ages 21-50 who currently smoke at least 5 cigarettes daily and are interested in quitting.

Project Description: Project Description: Through this project, investigators seek to develop and pilot test heart rate variability biofeedback as a treatment adjunct to standard smoking cessation treatment including nicotine replacement therapy patch and individual cognitive-behavioral smoking cessation counseling for smokers high in emotional distress. Full details are available on

Project Contact: Dr. Teresa Leyro,