LGBTQ-affirmative Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Alcohol Abuse

Yale LGBTQ Mental Health Initiative with the Yale School of Public Office, New York, NY
Alcohol Abuse+1 More ConditionsLGBTQ-affirmative Cognitive Behavioral Therapy - Behavioral
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Study Summary

This trial is testing whether a 10-session LGBTQ-affirmative cognitive-behavioral therapy delivered via telehealth can reduce heavy drinking and mental health symptoms in sexual minority women in New York State.

Eligible Conditions
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Mental Health Issue

Treatment Effectiveness

Phase-Based Effectiveness

1 of 3
Phase 2 & 3

Study Objectives

1 Primary · 2 Secondary · Reporting Duration: Baseline, 4-month follow-up, 8-month follow-up, and 12-month follow-up

Baseline, 4-month follow-up, 8-month follow-up, and 12-month follow-up
Mental Depression
Change in Emotion Regulation
Drunk driving

Trial Safety

Phase-Based Safety

2 of 3
This is further along than 68% of similar trials

Awards & Highlights

No Placebo Group
All patients enrolled in this trial will receive the new treatment.

Trial Design

2 Treatment Groups

LGBTQ-affirmative Treatment-as-Usual
1 of 2
LGBTQ-affirmative Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
1 of 2

Active Control

Experimental Treatment

450 Total Participants · 2 Treatment Groups

Primary Treatment: LGBTQ-affirmative Cognitive Behavioral Therapy · No Placebo Group · Phase 2 & 3

LGBTQ-affirmative Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Experimental Group · 1 Intervention: LGBTQ-affirmative Cognitive Behavioral Therapy · Intervention Types: Behavioral
LGBTQ-affirmative Treatment-as-Usual
ActiveComparator Group · 1 Intervention: LGBTQ-affirmative Treatment-As-Usual · Intervention Types: Behavioral

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: baseline, 4-month follow-up, 8-month follow-up, and 12-month follow-up

Who is running the clinical trial?

Yale UniversityLead Sponsor
1,727 Previous Clinical Trials
20,519,138 Total Patients Enrolled
6 Trials studying Alcohol Abuse
1,178 Patients Enrolled for Alcohol Abuse
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)NIH
744 Previous Clinical Trials
1,343,815 Total Patients Enrolled
78 Trials studying Alcohol Abuse
27,350 Patients Enrolled for Alcohol Abuse
John E Pachankis, PhDPrincipal InvestigatorYale University
2 Previous Clinical Trials
450 Total Patients Enrolled
1 Trials studying Alcohol Abuse
326 Patients Enrolled for Alcohol Abuse
Tonda Hughes, PhDPrincipal InvestigatorColumbia University

Eligibility Criteria

Age 18+ · Female Participants · 3 Total Inclusion Criteria

Mark “Yes” if the following statements are true for you:
You must be able to speak English fluently.
You identify as something other than heterosexual, such as lesbian, bisexual, queer, or pansexual.
You must be willing to reduce your alcohol consumption as shown by the Readiness Ruler.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are recruitment efforts for this experiment still underway?

"The clinical trial in question was last updated 9/16/2022, over a year ago, meaning that it is no longer actively recruiting patients. This is corroborated by the information present on There are, however, 60 other trials that are still looking for patients." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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