NCIG Study

Is your drinking out of control? Have you thought about cutting back or quitting drinking?

If so, you may be eligible to participate in a study at the UCLA Addictions Laboratory. In collaboration with the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, UCLA is conducting a study to test oxytocin nasal spray as a treatment for alcohol use disorder. The lab is seeking individuals over 21 years old who are motivated to make changes to their drinking behavior. You will attend 7 checkup visits over the course of the 12-week treatment period as well as one additional visit at the end of the study at our research lab. Participants will be compensated accordingly.

For more information, please call (310) 206-6756 and mention the “NCIG Study.”

The Gut-Brain Study

Do you drink alcohol regularly or occasionally? Are you between 18 and 65?

If so, you may be eligible for a study seeking to understand the role of the gut microbiome in alcohol use disorder. Eligible participants will be asked to collect an at-home fecal sample and attend a study visit involving questionnaires and interviews and a blood draw. Eligible participants will be asked to return to UCLA for a brain imaging session 1 week later.

Participants will be compensated up to $150 for their time.

If you would like more to get information about the study and complete a telephone screen, please call (310) 206-6756 and mention the “Gut-Brain Study”.

Alcohol and Inflammation Study

Do you drink alcohol? Are you between the ages of 21 and 45?

If so, you may be eligible to participate in a UCLA study on inflammation in Alcohol Use Disorder. This study includes 3 visits (1 virtual, 2 at UCLA), a free brain scan, and completing questionnaires and assessments. Participants will be compensated. 

For more information, please call (323) 425 – 9098 to learn more. 


Outpatient Treatment for Alcohol Use

Looking for Treatment for Alcohol Problems?

The UCLA Psychology Clinic is offering a new 12-week low-cost outpatient treatment program combining research with cognitive behavioral therapy. Participation involves weekly visits to the UCLA Psychology Clinic to attend therapy sessions and complete brief questionnaires and interviews. There will be a 2-hour intake session followed by 1-hour weekly sessions, each at $20/visit (copay).

For more information about this low-cost treatment opportunity, please call the UCLA Psychology Clinic at (310) 825-2305.

Additional Resources:

  1. Treatment Resource Packet: Downloadable version
  2. Looking to quit smoking? The USC HEAL lab is currently conducting a smoking cessation study. For more information, please visit or call (323) 442-2598.