The Genetics of Opiate (Heroin) Dependence:
The class of drugs called opiates includes such drugs as heroin,
Dilaudid, Percocet, Oxycontin and morphine. Opiate Dependence is a disorder resulting in social, medical,
and psychiatric disability. Though we know that the disorder is
influenced by genetic factors, no human research has been completed
which unequivocally establishes locations of genes contributing to
opiate dependence. This is the concern of our study. Research for
this study is taking place at:
- Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
- UConn Medical Center in Farmington, CT
Why Study the Genetics of Opiate Dependence?
Understanding the genetic factors that
can predispose certain individuals to psychiatric
illness may lead to better diagnosis, treatment, and
prevention of psychiatric disorders. Opiate dependence is one of them.
How Can I Get Paid to Help?
If you are an individual who currently has a problem with heroin or
other pain medications like Percocet or Oxycontin, or if you have had
a problem with any of these drugs in the past, you may be eligible for paid participation. Please
review the details of participation and
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