Brief Therapies for Problem Gambling Substance Abusers

2014-08-27 03:30:20 | BioPortfolio


This project evaluates the efficacy of brief interventions for individuals seeking treatment for substance use disorders who also have gambling problems. In total, 220 problem gambling substance abusers will be randomized to one of three conditions: (a) a control condition consisting of 10 minutes of psychoeducation about gambling, (b) 10 minutes of brief advice about problem gambling and how to reduce it, or (c) four session of motivational and cognitive-behavioral therapy. Gambling, substance use and psychosocial problems will be assessed using standardized instruments at pre-treatment, month 2, 5, 8, 12, 16, 20 and 24-month follow-up evaluations.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment




10 minutes of psycho-education, 10 minutes of brief advice, four 50-minute individual therapy sessions of MET & CBT


University of Connecticut Health Center
United States




National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Results (where available)

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