Imaging of Alcohol and Reward Seeking Behavior

Study Overview

This is a research study about the brain's reward centers and what they might tell us about the brain's reward system and the risk for developing alcoholism.

Study Description

The purpose of this study is to determine how particular human brain reward regions and striatal dopamine are involved in alcohol seeking behaviors, separate from and uncontaminated by alcohol intoxication. This study will therefore help us to understand the physiological mechanisms of the motivated behaviors that drive maladaptive behavior in alcohol use disorders.

Additional Information

Participants will be paid for their participation.


  • IRB Number: 1608866854
  • Research Study Identifier: TX7031
  • Principal Investigator: David Kareken, PhD

Recruitment Status

Open

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