The Youth Collaborative at MUSC Seeks Participants for Substance Use Research

Research Center: The Youth Collaborative at MUSC
Location: 125 Doughty Street, Suite 190, Charleston SC 29403
IRB Committee: This study has been reviewed and approved by MUSC Institutional Review Board


Adolescence is an important period of development, growth, and opportunity. Using substances like alcohol and cannabis may negatively affect learning, behavior and overall growth during this period. 

The Youth Collaborative at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) is dedicated to fostering healthy adolescent development and positively impacting the community. It offers clinical services, research opportunities, and education programs focused on preventing and addressing adolescent substance use. 

The MUSC Youth Collaborative is currently seeking adolescents and young adults ages 14-21 years old to participate in their substance use research studies. Participants who engage with substances like alcohol,cannabis, and/or nicotine use are encouraged to apply. The MUSC Youth Collaborative offers both treatment and observational (non-treatment) study opportunities. Your safety and confidentiality are top priorities for the research team. 

Why Participate? 

  • There is no cost to participate in the study.
  • Compensation is available.
  • The research performed by the MUSC Youth Collaborative team is reviewed and approved by regulatory institutions.
  • You will help the MUSC Youth Collaborative better understand youth and young adult substance use trends and effects on development.

Your Rights

  • Research participation is voluntary. If you decide to participate in the study and later feel that you no longer wish to be part of it, you may withdraw at any time.
  • Your records relating to this study and any other information received will be kept strictly confidential, except as required by the law.
  • Qualified health professionals will monitor your health as it relates to the study.

Who Can Participate?

  • Adolescents and young adults aged 14-21 years old. Please note that youth below 18 years old require parental/legal guardian consent for participation in this study.
  • Youth interested in participating in substance use related research.
  • Able to attend study visits at the research site.

What Next?

  1. Click the link below to enter your contact details and answer some eligibility questions.
  2. The research centre will then contact you by phone to discuss the trial and answer your questions.
Click Here to Enter Your Contact Details and Be Contacted by Phone About the Trial