Last updated on June 2020

Characterization Imaging Instruments in Alcoholics and Non-Alcoholics

Are you eligible to participate in this study?

You may be eligible for this study if you meet the following criteria:

  • Conditions: Metastatic Triple-Negative Breast Cancer | Breast Cancer - HER2 Positive | Drug use | Drugs | Pediatric Health | Near-Sighted Corrective Surgery | Alcohol Dependence | Anal Dysplasia | Recurrent Respiratory Papillomatosis | Vaginal Atrophy | Razor Bumps (Pseudofolliculitis Barbae) | Alcohol use | Chronic Diarrhea | Peripheral Arterial Occlusive Disease | Primary Immunodeficiency | Brain Mapping | Brain Function | Alcohol Use Disorder | Chronic Shoulder Pain | Alcohol abuse | Alcohol-Related Disorders | Substance Abuse | Drug abuse | Diet and Nutrition | Adverse Effects | Injection Port | Skin Wounds
  • Age: Between 18 - 65 Years
  • Gender: Male or Female


All adult participants must have:

  • Enrolled in screening protocol 14-AA-0181, Unit and Clinic Evaluation, Screening, Assessment, and Management or have been determined eligible for another NIAAA study.
  • Task performance (behavioral and fMRI) only: Are cleared based on neuromotor examination as determined by the screening protocol 14-AA-0181.


  • Exclusion criteria for MR scan
  • Presence of ferromagnetic objects in the body that are contraindicated for MRI of the head (pacemakers or other implanted electrical devices, brain stimulators, some types of dental implants, aneurysm clips, metallic prostheses, permanent eyeliner, implanted delivery pump, or shrapnel fragments) or fear of enclosed spaces. Eligibility will be determined by a "MRI Safety Screening Questionnaire" and verified, if necessary, by a physician.
  • Cannot lie comfortably flat on back for up to 2 hours in the MRI scanner.
  • Uncomfortable in enclosed spaces (has claustrophobia) such that they would feel discomfort in the scanner
  • Women: Are pregnant
  • Are left-handed.
  • Inpatient participants with alcohol dependence who have symptoms of alcohol withdrawal as indicated by the most recent measurement within the past 30 days, as measured by the Clinical Institute Withdrawal Assessment (CIWA-Ar) score >= 8 (with sub-score more than zero for orientation and more than 2 for all others).

Recruitment Status: Open

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