Adolescent Brain Development Research Study

About:  Researchers in the Neurodevelopmental Laboratory on Addictions and Mental Health at McLean Hospital are partnering with the Boston Children’s Hospital Center for Adolescent Substance Abuse Research (CeASAR) on a research study to identify milestones of healthy adolescent brain development, and the impact of alcohol use on this process. Potential participants are not required to have used any alcohol or substances to be enrolled in this study. The study will involve one study visit to McLean Hospital per year for three years for an MRI brain scan and to complete a series of surveys and computer tasks.

You may be eligible to participate if you are:

  • Between the ages of 13-14 years

Compensation: If eligible to participate, you can receive up to $420.

How to Participate:  If you are interested in participating in this study, please Click here to complete a short online survey to determine your eligibility. All information will be kept confidential and information obtained in this survey will be used for research recruitment purposes only. You may also contact our Study Coordinator at 617-855-2654 or email: with questions. All calls and emails are confidential.