Alcohol and drug abuse are defined as the use of any substance in an amount unapproved by medical professionals or considered illegal. The drugs most commonly abused include cocaine, marijuana, heroin, prescription drugs (especially painkillers), methamphetamines, and various other illegal substances.
A tolerance can build up when someone abuses alcohol or drugs, leading the user to require increasing amounts of the substance to maintain their intoxication or “high.” Intoxication can alter or impair judgment, perception, attention, muscle control, and physical coordination. Abuse can also lead to addiction, health problems, social problems, suicide, and death.
Artemis Institute for Clinical Research conducts clinical trials of investigative medications for the treatment of alcohol and/or drug abuse. Qualified adults participating in a trial may be eligible to receive financial compensation for time and travel, study-related medical and psychological evaluations, and the investigative study medication at no cost.
If you suffer from alcohol and/or drug abuse and would like to volunteer for a study, or if you know someone suffering from alcohol and/or drug abuse who may want to volunteer, please send us your request using the Join a Study form, or call us toll-free at 855-DoStudies (855.367.8834).