The University of Tennessee Center for Behavioral Health Research is currently seeking 100 participants for a study on text-based counseling for problematic marijuana use.

As part of the study, participants will complete surveys over 3 months about marijuana use, mental health, and friends, briefly participate in text message counseling and monthly surveys OR only complete monthly surveys, and attend 2 study visits on campus at Henson Hall.

To be eligible to participate, you must:

  • Be between 18 and 25 years old
  • Have problematic marijuana use (which will be determined by the study screening)
  • Have access to a text-message capable phone

All information collected from study participants is confidential and highly protected.

Participants will be compensated up to $150 over 3 months for their time and effort.

For more information, visit This website will ask you to answer some questions to determine if you are initially eligible. Other questions? Contact the research team at 865-974-9129 or email