Compensated Alcohol Use Research Study
Help researchers at Brown University better understand young adults' drinking experiences and attitudes towards different substances. Join our study today!
Conducted in Providence, RI
Up to $1,026 in Compensation Provided
18 - 29 Years Old
Drink Alcohol
Fast Facts
Own a Smartphone
Help researchers learn more about the experiences young adults have with alcohol and cannabis in their everyday life.
Researchers at Brown University are interested in understanding substance use behavior (particularly alcohol and cannabis use behavior) in daily life among young adults. This study is focused on what is happening around people when they engage in certain behaviors (i.e., heavier drinking, mixing alcohol and cannabis), and what happens to individuals after they engage in these behaviors. This study will employ a new, wrist-worn sensor device to measure alcohol use.

Findings from this study may contribute to more resources for young adults. Further research today and join our compensated study!
Additional Information
Why is this study being done?

Researchers at Brown University are conducting this study to better understand substance use behavior (particularly alcohol and cannabis use behavior) in daily life among young adults.

Is this study for me?
You may qualify for this study if you meet the following criteria.

Key Criteria:
  • Drink alcohol
  • 18-29 years old
  • Own a smartphone
What will happen if I participate in the study?
Once enrolled, you will receive training on two smartphone apps that you will use during the study. Then, you will be asked to complete three, annual data collection periods ("bursts"), each lasting 28 days. The first is now, the second will be one year from now, and the third will be two years from now. Before each burst, you will receive training and you will complete an initial set of questionnaires online. During the burst month, you will wear an alcohol sensor bracelet and answer questions on a smartphone app about your alcohol and cannabis use.
Will I be paid for being in this research study?
Participants will be paid for the portions of the study they complete. You can receive up to $1,026 over the course of the study.
Will it cost me anything to participate in this study?
There is no cost for you to participate in our research study.