In recent years there have been notable strides in the treatment of substance use disorders, but there is still much work to be done to achieve the improved quality of life and long-term wellness our loved ones deserve. We must all come together-- patients and doctors, families and policymakers-- to help drive discovery of new treatments with fewer side effects and better outcomes. “Good enough” is not good enough for our children, parents, friends and neighbors who are struggling with this preventable, treatable disease.
Research studies can be an opportunity for individuals impacted by addiction to work directly with our nation’s top scientists on the frontlines of this epidemic to learn more about this disease’s causes and symptoms, test and develop new treatments. If you or someone you care about is struggling with substance use, a clinical trial may also be an opportunity to receive cutting edge treatments that otherwise might not be accessible. Please check out the opportunities below and be sure to share this information with people in your life who might benefit from it.