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Alcohol Research Study

We are currently recruiting participants for an alcohol research study involving fMRI scans.
You will be compensated for the study participation.

If you’re 21-55 and have one or more of the following:

  • A desire to cut down on drinking
  • Early life adversity (childhood difficulties)
  • Consider yourself a heavy or binge drinker OR
  • Are healthy and drink occasionally

Contact us:
brain@yale.edu
1-888-Y-STRESS (1-888-978-7377)

Study Timeline

Based on intakes and eligibility, you will be assigned to one of these two procedures.

Track I (8-weeks + follow-up)

  • 5-6 Intakes (remote, up to 2 hours each)
    • The intake process includes questionnaires, assessments, and in-depth interviews.
  • Two fMRI sessions (pre and post treatment, 2 hours each)
  • 8-week psychosocial intervention
    • 2 therapy sessions per week (2 hours each)
    • Smartphone app surveys (20-30 min daily)
    • Post-treatment session (1 session, 2-3 hours)
  • Follow-up (90 days)
    • 90-day smartphone app surveys (10-15 min daily)
    • Follow-up evaluation sessions at 14, 30, 90 days (1-2 appointments, 4-5 hours) Expected duration: 5.5 months, 45-48 hours total

Track II (2-weeks + follow-up)

  • 5-6 Intakes (remote, up to 2 hours each)
    • The intake process includes questionnaires, assessments, and in-depth interviews.
  • One fMRI session (2 hours)
  • Follow-up (30 days)
    • 30-day smartphone app surveys (10-15 min daily)
      Expected duration: 1.5 months, 10-12 hours total

We look forward to working with you!