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Paid Research Opportunity

University of Utah Chronic Pain Care Study

About the Study:


We are currently inviting people who suffer from chronic pain and want to learn how to cope with pain and stress to participate in this study.

This study is being conducted to understand the effectiveness of group behavioral treatment for persons with chronic pain conditions who are being treated with prescription opioid painkillers (e.g., Vicodin, Oxycontin, Hydrocodone, Lortab, Tramadol, etc.). Study treatments involve learning psychological coping skills, receiving group support, and participating in physical activity to improve coping with pain, stress, and medication-related cravings and problems.

You do NOT need to stop or reduce your pain medication to be in this study, though your medication use may change while you are in the study. Those decisions remain between you and your doctor and will not affect your study participation. You will NOT be required to take a new medication as part of this study since this study is testing behavioral group treatments.

If you are interested in learning more about the study or finding out if you qualify, please give us a call at 801-599-2604 or email us at


Participant Eligibility:

You have a chronic pain condition (back pain, arthritis, headaches, fibromyalgia, etc.)
You are taking prescription opioid painkillers (e.g., Vicodin, Oxycontin, Hydrocodone, Lortab, Tramadol, etc.)


Participant Compensation:

Free therapeutic treatment sessions                                                                                                                  
Financial compensation for completing the study procedures



Click the "DO I QUALIFY?" button below to take our short preliminary Chronic Pain Study Enrollment Survey and receive a follow-up phone call within a week from a study team member.


Or, please contact a study team member at:


Frequently Asked Questions

Last Updated: 9/29/21