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The Addiction Recovery Research Center is currently recruiting volunteers to participate in the following ongoing research studies:

Hours of Operation: The Addiction Recovery Research Center is open Monday-Friday, 8AM-8PM
Contact Us: Call, text, or email us today to determine eligibility for one of our studies

  • Phone: (540) 526-2113, calls only
  • Cell: (540) 315-0205, calls and text messages
  • Email: arrc@vtc.vt.edu
  • Location: 2 Riverside Circle, Roanoke, Va
  • Compensation for participation and for travel to Roanoke may be provided

Experimental Heavy Drinking Treatment Study

The purpose of this study is to assess the effectiveness of using a breathalyzer to facilitate an intervention to reduce alcohol use that requires no in-person contact between the participants and the study staff during the intervention phase.

7 to 8 sessions over the course of 6 months, dependent on extent of participation. This includes a 21 consecutive day experimental period.

Participants will receive compensation up to:

  • $286 for participation to offset time and effort
  • $50 bonus for completing all study requirements
  • An additional $275 based on performance within the study
    • All information is confidential
    • Travel Compensation to Roanoke may be provided
    • Must be between 18 and 65 years of age
    • Currently recruiting people who drink alcohol and would like to cut down or quit
    • Also must be willing to provide a $75 deposit (which can be partially funded by study earnings)
Please call 540-818-0664 if interested.

Abuse Liability of Reduced Nicotine Content Cigarettes 2

Volunteers ages 18-65 needed for an 6-session confidential cigarette smoking study. Compensation up to $215 (based on extent of participation).

Participation involves:

  • Screening questions
  • Sessions lasting approximately 1.5 hours
  • Smoking and cognitive tasks

THIS IS NOT A TREATMENT STUDY. Females who are pregnant, lactating, or may become pregnant are excluded.

For more information call, text, 540-818-0664 or 540-315-0205 or email arrc@vtc.vt.edu.

Smokers Needed for Confidential Study

Volunteers over 18 years old needed for a 10-session confidential research study
involving surveys about smoking habits and computerized purchasing tasks.

Pregnant women are excluded. You will also be given cigarettes to smoke
throughout the study.

Participation involves:

  • Confidential breath and urine tests for tobacco and pregnancy
  • Surveys about smoking habits and preferences
  • Computerized purchasing tasks
  • Use of commercially available cigarettes: ventilated or unventilated

This is not a treatment study

Compensation of $40-$500 provided based on the extent of participation.

This is not a treatment study. Call/text 1-855-LAB-ARRC or email ARRC@vtc.vt.edu.

Theta burst TMS as a tool to change smoking behavior

Adults 18-55 needed for one time research study examining future thinking in cigarette smokers.

If you qualify, participation involves:

  • 1 session lasting ~3-4 hours
  • Receiving magnetic pulses to stimulate regions of the brain
  • Computerized Assessments
  • Being asked to imagine and describe past or future events

Compensation up to $95 based on participation

Travel compensation may be provided.

Participate in a research study about decision making using TMS

This is a research study aiming to assess the effects of transcranial magnetic brain stimulation (TMS) on decision-making and craving in obese individuals.

What is TMS? TMS is a non-invasive procedure involving magnetic pulses to stimulate regions of your brain. TMS is safe and FDA approved. No medication or anesthesia required. TMS is a minimal risk procedure.

If you qualify, participation involves:

  • Transcranial magnetic brain stimulation
  • Computerized assessments
  • MRI Scans
  • Eye-blink Measurements
  • Food Consumption
  • Participation involves 6 sessions
  • Each Session last 1-3 hours
  • Compensation ranges from $30-$320 based on extent of participation
  • This is not a treatment study
  • All information is confidential
  • Travel Compensation to Roanoke may be provided
  • If you qualify, total compensation based on extent of study participation
  • Must be 18-55 years of age
  • Must be eligible for fMRI scanning and brain stimulation
  • Pregnant females will be excluded

Effect of Episodic Thinking on a Real World Drinking Environment

Do you drink alcohol? Think about joining our alcohol research study!

We are looking for people who are interested in cutting down or even quitting drinking in the future. Participants 18-65 years old needed for a 4 session experimental treatment study on drinking habits. Visits last between 1-2 hours each.

Participation involves:

  • Screening questions
  • Questionnaires
  • Tasks where you may make choices
  • Self-reports of alcohol use
  • Take-home breathalyzer samples

*Pregnant females are excluded

Compensation up to $258 based on extent of participation.

For more information call, text, 540-818-0664 or 540-315-0205 or email arrc@vtc.vt.edu.

Episodic Future Thinking in Cocaine Users

Adults 18-65 needed for a one-session confidential research study to examine decision-making and craving in individuals who use cocaine.

  • Participation involves:
  • A single session lasting up to 3 hours
  • Decision making computerized tasks,
  • Questionnaires about cravings and preferences
  • Future-thinking task.

Compensation ranges from $10-$50 based on extent of participation. Travel compensation to Roanoke may be provided. Appointments available Monday-Friday 8am-8pm and weekends as needed.
This is not a treatment study.

For more information call, text, 540-315-0205 or email arrc@vtc.vt.edu.

  • *All participation is completely confidential. To learn more about these confidential studies, call, text, or email the ARRC staff at (540) 315-0205 or ARRC@vtc.vt.edu. 

     Visit http://j.mp/2eez4J0 to screen for Eligibility!