Effects of methamphetamine and alcohol on driving
This trial aims to assess the direct effect of combined usage of low (legal) doses of alcohol combined with d-methamphetamine on higher order cognitive function and neurobehavioral functioning, driving performance and ocular activity.
About this study
Methamphetamine and alcohol are commonly consumed in combination, with the resulting effects on thinking and behaviour making driving under the influence of these drugs very dangerous. Despite this, no research has yet investigated how these drugs might interact to affect behaviour and performance relevant to road safety.
This trial aims to assess the direct effect of combined usage of low (legal) doses of alcohol combined with d-methamphetamine on:
- higher order cognitive function and neurobehavioral functioning
- driving performance
- ocular activity
You may be eligible to participate if you:
- are aged 21–40
- are a non-smoker
- have a full drivers licence
- have used amphetamines in the past
- have no pre-existing medical conditions
Note: Additional eligibility criteria may apply to participate in this study.
Participation will involve attending the Centre for Human Psychopharmacology on five separate occasions:
- one screening session for approximately 1.5 hours
- four testing sessions, one week apart, for three hours each.
You will be reimbursed for your time and travel expenses upon completion of the study.
If you’re interested in participating, please complete the form below and we will be in touch.
This trial has finished recruitment and study findings will be available soon.
For further enquiries
Dr Amie Hayley
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