Who can participate?
Men and women ages 18 - 65 who need help withdrawling from opioids like:
and are willing to undergo treatment at the Austin, TX residential detox center.
What is the purpose of the study?
Withdrawing from opioids can be extremely uncomfortable, particularly in the first few days. Many people continue taking opioids to avoid the unpleasant symptoms. Or, they try to manage these symptoms on their own.
In this study, doctors are evaluating a wearable device to help reduce the symptoms of opioid withdrawal. The device, called the Phoenix™ is worn over the ear for up to 5 days - during the detox period.
How does it work?
The Phoenix™ device provides a mild electrical stimulation of the nerves in and around the ear, which carry information to the central nervous system.
Doctors and researchers believe the stimulation can help reduce the physical and emotional symptoms of opioid withdrawal.
Where is it being held?
The neurostimulation study is being offered at a residential detox center in Austin, TX.
Is there any cost?
The Phoenix™ System is being studied as just one component of a more extensive opioid withdrawal program. If you participate in the study, you will receive the Spark Phoenix device at no cost. However, you or your insurance company would still be responsible for any costs associated with the residential detox center offering the Spark Phoenix device.