Our lab's research involves a variety of studies across a wide range of samples. Learn more by reviewing our current and past research, below. Click on the study name for more specific information and to apply:

Active Studies Currently Enrolling    
Chicago Social Drinking Project (CSDP)    

Enrollment For the Study Is Temporarily Halted - April 2019

This is an experimental and longitudinal study of a wide range of drinkers in the Chicagoland area running since March 2004. The aim is to assess responses to several commonly used substances, including stimulants, alcohol and sedatives. The study is currently enrolling participants age 21-35 who drink alcohol at least 4 times per week and is actively obtaining follow-up data via follow-upinterviews about alcohol, tobacco, substance use, moods, and stress levels.

Chicago STOP Smoking Research Project (C-STOP)  

Currently Enrolling in 2019

This study examines the efficacy of an investigational study drug in combination with standard treatment of a nicotine patch and behavioral counseling on quit rates in a sample of adults who drink alcohol and want to quit smoking.

Moods, Behaviors, and Social Interaction Project (MBSI)  

Currently Enrolling in 2019

The Moods, Behaviors, and Social Interaction (MBSI) Project examined moods and behaviors in response to common tasks and social interaction in a young adults with a variety of drinking and smoking patterns.  For the study, participants completed one session during which they will completed surveys on their current mood, provided blood pressure readings, and completed common tasks (like eating, drinking, smoking, conversing, or viewing pictures) either by themselves or with another project participant.


Past Studies    
Online Timeline Followback (O-TLFB) Calendar:  
The Drinking and Smoking Study (DASS, 2011) resulted in the creation and validation of a self-report, online, past month assessment of drinking and smoking behavior via a Timeline Followback interview.

Link to Online Timeline Followback (O-TLFB): OTLFB Code
Mobile Alcohol Response Study (MARS)  
This study examined participants' alcohol use, drinking-related experiences, and effects of alcohol on mood and behavior both in the lab and during assessments completed on a mobile phone in the natural environment.  
Chicago Community Health Study (CCHS)  
This study examined how community members in the Chicago area who previously participated in the Chicago Multiethnic Prevention and Surveillance Study (COMPASS) respond to information and health feedback on health, smoking, and related activities. Enrollment for this study has completed.  

Clinical Programs    
Courage to Quit®    
Courage to Quit® is a stop smoking program developed by Dr. Andrea King and the Respiratory Health Association (RHA). The progam is now offered in a "rolling group" format (patients can join anytime) at the University of Chicago Medicine.  The program is consistent with proven, evidence-based smoking cessation methods, including behavioral skills, cognitive skills, and medication information.  

Additional Research Study Opportunities  
Click on the following links to explore additional research opportunities at the University of Chicago outside of the Clinical Addictions Research Laboratory:
Human Behavioral Pharmacology Laboratory (HBPL) - Harriet de Wit, P.I.
The HBPL investigates the determinants and the consequences of drug and alcohol use by measuring physiological, behavioral and subjective effects of acute doses of psychoactive drugs in human volunteers.
Clinical Neuroscience & Psychopharmacology Research Unit (CNPRU) - Emil F. Cocarro, Director
The CNPRU is a clinical research group in the University of Chicago's Department of Psychiatry. Directed by Emil F. Coccaro, MD, the CNPRU offers clinical trials for people who are experiencing difficulty in their lives in areas such as problems with anger, depression and anxiety.
Addictive, Compulsive and Impulsive Disorders Research Program - Jon Grant, P.I.  
The Addictive, Compulsive and Impulsive Disorders (ACID) research/clinical group has a variety of treatment services and clinical trial opportunities available in the areas of substance addiction, impulse control, and obsessive compulsive disorder.


Clinical Addictions Research Laboratory
c/o Dr. Andrea King
University of Chicago
5841 S Maryland Ave
Rm L470, MC3077
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 834.3878