Centre for Human Psychopharmacology

The effects of methamphetamine and alcohol
on driving

Methamphetamine and alcohol are commonly consumed in combination, and the resulting effects on thinking and behaviour make 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

*Please note there are additional eligiblity criteria to participate in this study.

What does participation involve?

Participation in the study will involve attending Swinburne University’s Centre for Human Psychopharmacology on five separate occasions. You will be required to attend a screening session for approximately 1.5 hours and 4 testing visits, spaced one week apart, for 3 hours each.

You will be reimbursed for completing this study to cover your time and travel expenses. 

If you are interested in participating, please fill in your details below and one of our team members will give you a call to discuss further.


Dr Amie Hayley
e: ahayley@swin.edu.au
t: +61 3 9214 5585

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