Substance use disorders such as alcohol or opioid dependence are serious public health concerns. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) may help those struggling with addiction to these substances. CBT is a form of treatment that focuses on examining the relationships between thoughts, feelings and behaviors in order to modify actions and beliefs that lead to self-destructive behaviors.

CBAM Post-Doctoral Fellow, Dr. Dustin DeYoung, received funding this year to research the feasibility of using a computer-based training program for cognitive-behavioral therapy known as CBT4CBT. This 8-week study will enroll patients who are currently receiving medication treatment for alcohol or opioid use disorders, such as Suboxone™ (buprenorphine) or Revia™ (naltrexone).

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CBAM is a multidisciplinary center that seeks to advance the prevention and treatment of chronic illnesses, especially in communities with health disparities. As part of the UCLA Department of Family Medicine, CBAM works at the intersection of academia and community with a focus on treating addictions and preventing the spread of HIV.

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