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Identifying neurobiological mechanisms that underlie acute nicotine withdrawal and drive early relapse in smokers

Study # 474-tDCS (Smoker)

What is the purpose of the study?
To study the effects of a brain stimulation device called Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation, also known as tDCS in both smokers and non-smokers. tDCS has the potential to be used as a treatment for smoking addiction in the future.

Who can participate in the study?
This study is accepting men and women who:

  • Are 18 to 60 years of age
  • Are current daily smokers
  • Are in generally good health

What will participants be asked to do?
Participation includes 3 study visits lasting 4-8 hours each.

For research purposes, participants will:

  • Complete multiple tDCS sessions lasting about 25 minutes each
  • Complete MRI scan(s)
  • Answer questionnaires
  • Receive a physical exam
  • Provide blood, urine samples

Where is the study taking place?
The NIDA Intramural Research Program is located on the Johns Hopkins Bayview campus in east Baltimore.

How much does it cost?
There is no cost for participation.

Will I receive payment of some kind?
Participants are paid for their time and travel.

How can I find out if I’m eligible to participate?
Call 1-866-START NOW (1-866-782-7866) for a confidential screening.