Sponsored by the University of Florida College of Health and Human Performance
*** We are sorry, but at this time University of Florida undergraduates are not eligible for this research. If you are a graduate student at the University of Florida, you may be considered for participation as long as you are not enrolled in the College of Health and Human Performance. ***TIME COMMITMENT: 1. An initial screening appointment lasting approximately 3 hours2. An appointment lasting about an hour in which you will repeat some tests from the initial screening appointment and get information about mobile technology you will be able to use in the remainder of the study.3. A late afternoon/evening session involving possible alcohol consumption at a simulated bar laboratory in our research facility. This session will last 8 hours or longer, beginning at approximately 4 pm.*
4. A follow-up appointment lasting about an hour and a half. COMPENSATION: Up to $160.00 in the course of study participationYour participation will involve completion of self-report surveys, questionnaires, one-on-one interviews and a urine sample (for pregnancy and drug use) at an initial screening appointment. If you qualify for the study and are interested in participating, you would be scheduled for a 1 hour appointment at our research facility. Later that day you would complete an alcohol drinking session at a simulated bar lab that is part of our research facility. The session itself will begin at 4pm with some preliminary tasks, questionnaires and instructions. You will be offered your first opportunity to drink alcohol at 5pm. The alcohol drinking period will continue until 8pm. All participants are required to remain at the bar until at least midnight regardless of how much alcohol they consume during the session. You may be asked to complete the alcohol drinking session with a group of 1-2 other participants or on your own. You must be willing to do either in order to participate in the study.*** Because we will be serving you alcohol, you will need to remain at the research facility until your breath alcohol concentration (BrAC) reaches a safe level (0.02% or lower). The session begins at 4:00 PM, and you should expect to stay until at least midnight. You may need to remain at the research facility later if your BrAC is not 0.02% or lower by midnight. In addition to this time commitment, you will also need to allow time to travel to and from the bar. The study provides transportation to the bar, which you must accept as a condition for participating. We are not allowed to arrange transportation to a location other than your home address. *** Your compensation for the initial screening appointment is $20 provided that you present with a BAC of 0.00% and your urine sample does not indicate recent use of illegal drugs such as opiates and cocaine. You will receive $20 for the 1 hour appointment before the alcohol drinking session. You will be compensated at the time for each of these 2 appointments. Arrangements for you to receive the rest of the payment for the study will be made at a follow-up appointment 1-3 days after the alcohol drinking session. Compensation for the session itself is $10 per hour in addition to $20 base pay for your participation and compliance with study instructions. There is a possibility of partial payment reduction based on performance on a series of tasks after the end of the drinking period. There is another $20 for a follow-up interview 1-3 days after the alcohol drinking session.In order to participate, you cannot drink alcohol the day of the session until the first opportunity to drink at 5pm. Your urine sample at the interview the day of the session must be negative for all illegal drugs that lead to exclusion from the study. You also must not be pregnant in order to participate. You need to refrain from eating for 3 hours prior to this session as well. No eating is allowed during the alcohol drinking period, however food will be provided to you at no cost after the alcohol drinking period. You will have access to non-alcoholic beverages (juice and water) throughout the session.More questions? Please call (352)214-4047 or email us at EDGElab@hhp.ufl.edu.