Study InformationThis study is designed to explore options for people to transition off opioid medications, used either as part of medication assisted treatment for addiction or pain management. Participants who are interested in discontinuing their opiate medication in the next six months may be eligible to participate in an interview with research staff regarding their thoughts about coming off the medication. Participants will also be asked to provide feedback on how a smartphone app might aid in this process.
Compensation/ReimbursementParticipants will receive a $50 cash gift card for completing the one hour interview.
Who is eligible for the study?
Participants must be age 18 years or older. They must also be medically stable and are interested in coming off their opiate medication.
How will I determine if a smartphone app would be beneficial to my process?
Researchers will have a smartphone with an application loaded to demonstrate how the app works. Researchers will ask questions about what you like about it and suggestions for what would make it more helpful to support your goal to stop using opiate medications.
How much time is involved?
To determine if you are eligible, you will participate in a screening interview over the phone which lasts approximately 10 minutes. If you meet study criteria, you will be scheduled for a one hour interview at the Butler Hospital campus in Providence at our research department offices. You are responsible for your own transportation; public bus transportation is available to our campus. You will be compensated $50 for your time.
If you’re interested in participating, complete the form above or call the research team at (401) 455-6653. You will be asked a series of questions to determine if you meet criteria for eligibility. If eligible, research staff will arrange your study appointment.