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Why Participate in Clinical Research?

People choose to participate in research studies for a variety of reasons. For example, you may be interested in joining a NIDA study to:

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Play a more active role in your health care

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Learn more about substance use

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Receive medical care and more frequent health check-ups

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Get information about support groups and resources

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Help others get better treatment for their health problems in the future

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Help researchers learn more about substance use

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Earn money for the time you spend at NIDA for study-related appointments

Regardless of your reasons, you should understand the commitment involved in joining a NIDA study. Before you join any study at NIDA, we will review details of study participation with you and answer any questions you have. If you join a study, you will need to follow instructions and undergo study procedures to the best of your ability while you are in the study. Your participation in NIDA research is an important part of our combined mission to turn discovery into health.

Is a NIDA Research Study an Option for Me?

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