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Behavioral Intervention

Mobile Mindfulness for Alcoholism and PTSD

Led By Jordan P Davis, PhD
Research Sponsored by University of Southern California
Eligibility Criteria Checklist
Specific guidelines that determine who can or cannot participate in a clinical trial
Must have
own a personal smartphone with Internet access and be interested in using apps on that phone
Own a personal smartphone with Internet access and be interested in using apps on that phone
Screening 3 weeks
Treatment Varies
Follow Up time 1: baseline; time 2: 4 week; time 3: 8 week; time 4: 12 week; time 5: 16 week
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Study Summary

This trial will develop and test a mobile mindfulness intervention for veterans with Alcohol Use Disorder and PTSD.

Who is the study for?
This trial is for OEF/OIF/OND veterans aged 18 or older with probable Alcohol Use Disorder and PTSD. Participants must be able to read English, own a smartphone with internet access, score 8+ on the AUDIT (indicating severe risk of AUD), and score 33+ on the PCL-5 (suggesting probable PTSD). Active duty service members or those recently treated for alcohol/drug use or PTSD are excluded.Check my eligibility
What is being tested?
The study is testing a mobile mindfulness app designed to help manage Alcohol Use Disorder and PTSD symptoms against an exercise/healthy eating mobile app. Veterans will use these apps to see if they can improve their conditions through guided activities and self-help strategies.See study design
What are the potential side effects?
Since this trial involves non-pharmaceutical interventions like mindfulness exercises and healthy lifestyle guidance through apps, side effects may include discomfort from confronting difficult emotions during mindfulness practice or changes in physical activity levels.

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

You may be eligible if you check “Yes” for the criteria below
I own a smartphone with Internet and am interested in using apps.
I own a smartphone with Internet and am willing to use apps.
I am a veteran over 18 from the Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, or Navy.


Screening ~ 3 weeks
Treatment ~ Varies
Follow Up ~time 1: baseline; time 2: 4 week; time 3: 8 week; time 4: 12 week; time 5: 16 week
This trial's timeline: 3 weeks for screening, Varies for treatment, and time 1: baseline; time 2: 4 week; time 3: 8 week; time 4: 12 week; time 5: 16 week for reporting.

Treatment Details

Study Objectives

Outcome measures can provide a clearer picture of what you can expect from a treatment.
Primary outcome measures
change in Alcohol use and related problems
change in PTSD symptoms
Secondary outcome measures
change in Treatment engagement

Trial Design

2Treatment groups
Experimental Treatment
Active Control
Group I: Mobile Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention (mMBRP)Experimental Treatment1 Intervention
Participants will complete the Mindfulness Coach app program that is enhanced with additional modules containing MBRP content.
Group II: Active controlActive Control1 Intervention
Participants will complete a course of an exercise/healthy eating app program that is matched in time and effort to the intervention condition app.

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Who is running the clinical trial?

University of Southern CaliforniaLead Sponsor
906 Previous Clinical Trials
1,596,088 Total Patients Enrolled
3 Trials studying Alcoholism
816 Patients Enrolled for Alcoholism
San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical CenterFED
48 Previous Clinical Trials
210,563 Total Patients Enrolled
3 Trials studying Alcoholism
209 Patients Enrolled for Alcoholism
National Center for PTSDFED
12 Previous Clinical Trials
871 Total Patients Enrolled

Media Library

Mobile Mindfulness-Relapse Prevention (mMBRP) (Behavioral Intervention) Clinical Trial Eligibility Overview. Trial Name: NCT04769986 — N/A
Alcoholism Research Study Groups: Mobile Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention (mMBRP), Active control
Alcoholism Clinical Trial 2023: Mobile Mindfulness-Relapse Prevention (mMBRP) Highlights & Side Effects. Trial Name: NCT04769986 — N/A
Mobile Mindfulness-Relapse Prevention (mMBRP) (Behavioral Intervention) 2023 Treatment Timeline for Medical Study. Trial Name: NCT04769986 — N/A

Frequently Asked Questions

These questions and answers are submitted by anonymous patients, and have not been verified by our internal team.

Is this trial seeking participants at the moment?

"According to the online database, this clinical trial is actively recruiting. First initiated on May 1st 2022 and updated as recently as May 3rd, participants are encouraged to apply."

Answered by AI

What is the uppermost limit of participants for this experiment?

"Indeed, the clinicaltrials.gov website indicates that this trial is currently seeking participants. The study was first published on May 1st 2022 and was last updated on May 3rd 2022 with a target of 200 participants at three medical facilities."

Answered by AI

Who else is applying?

What state do they live in?
What site did they apply to?
University of Southern California
National Center for PTSD
San Francisco Veterans Affairs Healthcare System
What portion of applicants met pre-screening criteria?
Met criteria
How many prior treatments have patients received?

Why did patients apply to this trial?

Because I want to stop. I am an alcoholic who has not had a drink for 12 years. When I stopped I had no appreciable physical withdrawals and once I decided I was done my only struggle was a month of missing the habit and ritual of regular and excessive drinking. I attend 12 step meetings although. no longer regularly. I believe in being of service and if I can somehow co tribute to k owl edge of -.
PatientReceived no prior treatments
~89 spots leftby Apr 2025