Volunteers Needed for a Research Study to Image the Brain's Response to Alcohol and Alcohol Cues...the things people get money to research...
The brain's response to seeing, smelling, or tasting alcohol an alcoholic drink may be important in determining a person's desire to drink. We are using Positron Emission Tomography (PET) to examine a brain chemical called dopamine in response to alcohol related pictures and odors, and to alcohol intoxication itself.
The study requires:
These steps will be conducted on 3 different days at your convenience. You will receive $225.00 for completing the study.
- An examination of your sense of smell, drinking history, and family history of alcoholism (~1.5 hours).
- Three different PET scanning sessions of brain activity on two different days.
- Alcohol Intoxication on one or both days using intravenously administered alcohol.
If you are interested and:
Call the General Clinical Research Center (GCRC) at [number]
- Between the ages of 21 and 35, and physically healthy.
- Have a family history of alcohol problems or alcoholism.
- Drink alcohol.
- Have no active allergies or colds that interfere with your sense of smell.
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