Ultrabrief Behavioral Activation for Alcohol Use Disorder

Phase-Based Progress Estimates
Alcohol Use Disorder+1 MoreUltrabrief Behavioral Activation - Behavioral
All Sexes
What conditions do you have?

Study Summary

This trial is testing a new, single-session treatment for people with mild to moderate alcohol use disorder to see if it is feasible, acceptable, and effective.

Eligible Conditions
  • Alcohol Use Disorder

Treatment Effectiveness

Effectiveness Progress

1 of 3

Study Objectives

3 Primary · 4 Secondary · Reporting Duration: Through completion of the study, an average of 1 year

Week 2
Acceptability via summary scores and statistics of study-designed treatment engagement and acceptability assessment instruments
2 weeks Post treatment
Feasibility via computed fraction of participants that successfully completed at least 1 of each activity independently as per record in treatment booklet
Month 3
Change in alcohol consumption via average amount of alcohol consumed per drinking day
Change in alcohol consumption via number of drinking days
Baseline up to 3-months Post treatment (Follow up 3)
Feasibility via computed fraction of participants who have completed all assessment in this study
Immediately following Treatment Session
Feasibility via the therapist questionnaire (TQ) developed by the investigators for this study
Year 1
Feasibility via average rate of enrollment of eligible participants

Trial Safety

Safety Progress

1 of 3

Trial Design

2 Treatment Groups

Control Arm
1 of 2
1 of 2

Active Control

Experimental Treatment

40 Total Participants · 2 Treatment Groups

Primary Treatment: Ultrabrief Behavioral Activation · No Placebo Group · N/A

Experimental Group · 1 Intervention: Ultrabrief Behavioral Activation · Intervention Types: Behavioral
Control ArmNoIntervention Group · 1 Intervention: Control Arm · Intervention Types:

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: through completion of the study, an average of 1 year

Who is running the clinical trial?

University of North Carolina, Chapel HillLead Sponsor
1,369 Previous Clinical Trials
3,920,137 Total Patients Enrolled
Stacy Daughters, PhDPrincipal InvestigatorUniversity of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Eligibility Criteria

Age 18+ · All Participants · 2 Total Inclusion Criteria

Mark “Yes” if the following statements are true for you:
An individual who drinks alcohol in a way that results in mild or moderate alcohol use disorder is diagnosed using the DSM-5 criteria.
You are at least 24 years old.