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).
To read more about the CBT4CBT study and our other active studies, visit http://www.uclacbam.org/research/active-studies/