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Call for participants

Take part in a PhD research study by completing an online survey, and get a cash reward of Rs. 100 (cashback through UPI)

Take part in this research study on the use of common substances and health behaviours among Indian youths. Your small effort would go a long way in creating knowledge that can be useful in helping those with substance use and related issues.


You will have to answer some questions on a digital survey which will take approximately 15 minutes to complete. Your responses will be anonymized and kept completely confidential. Details of ethical standards and participants' rights have been given on first page of the survey. For any queries, contact The Research Navigator (; +91-9113044568).

Summary of the research study: The use of tobacco, alcohol and cannabis is at an all time high in India and every year millions of youths take up one or more of these three drugs. Polysubstance use, or concurrent/ simultaneous  use of the two or more substances at a time presents higher risks of progression to dependence/ addiction and also negative consequences related to the subjects. This study is an exploration of risk factors at individual, interpersonal and social levels that influence substance use initiation and polysubstance use during young adulthood (18-26 years)


Terms and Conditions for the Reward of Rs. 100

  • The honorarium of Rs. 100 amount will be transferred to the participants through UPI or Amazon gift cards (to accounts linked to phone numbers on Payments apps like GooglePay, PayTM, PhonePe, Amazon Pay)

  • Please provide your UPI registered mobile number on the first page of the survey. If you do not have a UPI account, provide your email address and details of alternate modes of payment will be sent to you by mail.

  • The entire survey must be completed to claim the honorarium. It will take approximately 15 minutes to complete.

  • The reward will be processed within 1-2 weeks of filling out the online survey. 

  • Participants must provide legitimate responses and there are measures in place to check for authenticity of responses. To prevent multiple responses, only one response per phone number/UPI ID will be considered. Participants are urged to answer genuinely.

  • Participants must also fulfill the study inclusion criteria to be eligible for the honorarium; 1.Between 18 and 28 years of age, 2. Living in India, 3. Enrolled in any higher education degree/course.

  • For help with substance use related issues for yourself or close ones, you can refer to the resources at 

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