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Call for Participants

Participate in a Social Science Research Study

Help us understand Indian youths' health behaviours better


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

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 (18-28 years). Procedures of the study approved by Research Conduct and Ethics Committee (RCEC), Center for Research, CHRIST (Deemed to be University), Bangalore (CU:RCEC/00256/12/21)

For your effort and participation, you will receive a small honorarium (online voucher of Rs. 100 through UPI). Terms and conditions of the honorarium is given below.

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If you are a college student in India between the ages of 18 and 28 years, participate in this research study by clicking the link below.

Terms and Conditions for Receiving the Honorarium (Online voucher of Rs. 100 through UPI)

  • 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 

  • For any further details or queries, you can contact or +91-8040129120/ 9113044568

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