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Phase 0

Computer Training in CBT for Spanish-speaking Alcohol Users

  • Study HIC#:2000020677
  • Last Updated:01/01/0001

Brief Summary:

Specific aims are as follows:

  • To adapt our existing CBT4CBT program for use with Spanish-speaking alcohol users in a web-based platform
  • To conduct an 8-week randomized trial evaluating the feasibility and efficacy of adding CBT4CBT-Spanish to treatment as usual in a community based treatment program in a population of 90 Spanish-speaking individuals who meet current criteria for alcohol use disorder
  • To evaluate the long-term durability and/or delayed emergence of treatment effects through a six month follow-up after termination of the study treatments. Given previous evidence regarding the durability of standard clinician-delivered CBT and computer-assisted CBT4CBT, we hypothesize that CBT4CBTSpanish will be significantly more effective than standard treatment alone through the follow-up.
  • Age18 years and older
  • GenderBoth

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Michelle Alejandra Silva

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Trial Purpose and Description

We are requesting permission to adapt and develop CBT4CBT for use with Spanish-speaking individuals with alcohol use disorders from our web-based version of our Computer-Based Training in CBT for Spanish Speaking Substance Users or CBT4CBT, and conduct a randomized clinical trial evaluating it among Spanish speaking alcohol users. The English version of CBT4CBT was developed and the initial clinical trial conducted under HIC #17894 and the Spanish Substance Use version was developed and conducted under HIC #09151

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Are 18 years of age or older.
  2. Are applying for outpatient alcohol treatment, with some alcohol use in the past 30 days
  3. Speak Spanish as their preferred or principal (most commonly spoken) language.
  4. Are sufficiently stable for 8 weeks of outpatient treatment
  5. Can commit to 8 weeks of treatment and are willing to be randomized to treatment
  6. Are willing to provide locator information for follow-up.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Have an untreated bipolar or schizophrenic disorder
  2. Have a current legal case pending such that incarceration during the 8 week protocol is likely
  3. Meet DSM-5 criteria for another current substance use disorder (other than nicotine).

Principal Investigator


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