Top 5 Reasons to Take Part in a Recreational Drug Study

It’s a surprisingly chill way to spend a week (or several).

If you’re the kind of person who enjoys using the occasional recreational substance, taking part in a recreational drug study is a cool way to help advance medical science and make a little scratch while you’re at it. Here are our top five reasons taking part in a recreational drug study could be right for you.

  1. You get time to hang out and work on your hobbies.

At PRA Health Sciences in Utah, we encourage study participants to bring their favorite entertainments, from game consoles and laptops to knitting materials and painting supplies (we have quite a few painters). Read some books, work on your novel, or perfect your Overwatch skills. We want our subjects to be relaxed and at ease.

2. You won’t have to do laundry or cook.

If you qualify for one of our studies, we cater all your meals and snacks (brought in from outside the facility), so no need to plan a food budget. Everyone also receives fresh scrubs daily to where during the study, so no worrying about doing laundry or even packing a lot of street clothes–unless you choose to go on vacation after the study (which many of our participants do).

3. You could receive between $2,000 and $7,000 for your time and travel.

You might have read the above and thought “go on vacation?” Study participants are compensated between $2,000 and $7,000 depending on the study, so we often get groups of friends who come, participate, and then hit the road, sea, and skies for vacation with the proceeds from their participation. The compensation’s yours to do with as you please.

4. You’ll help doctors and scientists find ways to fight the opioid epidemic.

These studies help researchers gather critical information for testing and developing abuse-deterrent formulations of pain medication. This means fewer people abusing pain medication and more people who need it getting the relief they need without abusing them. But they can’t do that without studying how people use and react to these drugs, which is why we need people like you.

5. It’s a unique experience with like-minded individuals.

While all screening, communication, and information about your study participation is strictly confidential, you are free to mingle with your fellow study participants. Participants meets people from all walks of life and often strike up friendships, and even a few relationships. Plus, if you’ve never taken part in a study before, it’s a unique experience in being part of the scientific process.

Interested? Apply to one of our studies today and see if you qualify here or call 1–800-PINK PRA.

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