Tetris and Assessments for Alcohol Drinking

Recruiting · 18+ · Female · Charleston, SC

This study is evaluating whether playing Tetris can reduce alcohol cravings and alcohol use.

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About the trial for Alcohol Drinking

Eligible Conditions
Craving · Alcohol Drinking

Treatment Groups

This trial involves 2 different treatments. Tetris And Assessments is the primary treatment being studied. Participants will all receive the same treatment. There is no placebo group. The treatments being tested are not being studied for commercial purposes.

Main TreatmentA portion of participants receive this new treatment to see if it outperforms the control.
Tetris and Assessments
Control TreatmentAnother portion of participants receive the standard treatment to act as a baseline.
Assessment Only


This trial is for female patients aged 18 and older. There are 4 eligibility criteria to participate in this trial as listed below.

Inclusion & Exclusion Checklist
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At least four drinks per day, for two weeks in a row. show original
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Odds of Eligibility
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Approximate Timelines

Please note that timelines for treatment and screening will vary by patient
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: varies
Reporting: Participants will report depression symptoms at baseline, within one-week after the intervention, and one-month after the intervention..
This trial has approximate timelines as follows: 3 weeks for initial screening, variable treatment timelines, and reporting: Participants will report depression symptoms at baseline, within one-week after the intervention, and one-month after the intervention...
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Measurement Requirements

This trial is evaluating whether Tetris and Assessments will improve 4 primary outcomes, 4 secondary outcomes, and 7 other outcomes in patients with Alcohol Drinking. Measurement will happen over the course of Participants will report alcohol use disorder symptoms at baseline..

Alcohol Use Disorder Symptoms at Baseline
Participants will complete a structured interview to assess alcohol use disorder symptoms using the DIAMOND.
Feasibility of Intervention
The proportion of prompts participants respond to, and the response time to complete prompts.
Impulsivity at Baseline
Participants will report impulsivity on the Short Urgency, Premeditation, Perseverance, Sensation seeking, and Positive Urgency Impulsive Behavior Scale.
Acceptability Ratings
Participants will rate acceptability of the intervention on the Acceptability of Intervention Measure.
COVID-19 Related Stress at Baseline
Participants will report the impact of COVID-19 on stress and drinking.
Stress Ratings
Participants will rate their stress using a 100-point scale ranging from not at all to extremely. A higher score indicates greater stress.
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Who is running the study

Principal Investigator
C. H.
Prof. Christine Hahn, Research Assistant Professor
Medical University of South Carolina

Patient Q & A Section

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

What are common treatments for alcohol drinking?

Sometimes it is difficult to know when alcohol abuse is really severe and when treatment is not indicated because alcoholics often deny the harm that they cause to family, friends, and others. However, it is often the case that the drinking does cause harm, but the harms are not immediate, or have to be suffered over a long time and involve a lot of risk in a single incident. These harms cause harm in the hope that these harms will be healed or cancelled in the future. These harms do not just occur in this context but in every one of a number of different ones. If and when this happens, treatment can be very useful. It has been demonstrated at least in some very particular circumstances that alcoholism has to be treated.

Anonymous Patient Answer

What causes alcohol drinking?

Most men with heavy alcohol consumption claim that drinking contributes to their troubles, but only a minority of these men report having been diagnosed with alcohol dependence. Thus, as a group, alcohol drinkers are not inherently dangerous.

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What are the signs of alcohol drinking?

Alcohol has the ability to cause many social and behavioral changes. Alcohol intoxication has the signs and symptoms of an anxious, irritable and confused patient. Alcohol can be confused with marijuana by law enforcement officers.

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How many people get alcohol drinking a year in the United States?

The number of Americans who get at least one drink per year varies based on ethnicity and is affected by the number of abstainers who get alcohol. The number of people who get up to one drink per week varies based on ethnic group and gender, but is more strongly associated with the number of abstainers or non-drinkers who get at least one drink per year.

Anonymous Patient Answer

Can alcohol drinking be cured?

Alcohol drinking can be cured and should not be viewed as a personal failure. The recovery of alcohol use is a successful strategy for both alcohol dependence and alcohol abuse.

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What is alcohol drinking?

To drink alcohol is the most important predictor of lower socioeconomic status and of the number of chronic diseases in men of the adult general population from the eastern German part of Germany.

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What is tetris and assessments?

Since the advent of tetris, much has been lost to history and science concerning its use. It is still believed by many (both professional and lay) to possess 'unconquerable powers' that will bring about your death. The authors have taken this old legend and tried to substantiate this belief by introducing a case history of each participant. In spite of the claims of death by a tetris curse, there was a substantial survival rate in all participants (97%).

Anonymous Patient Answer

What does tetris and assessments usually treat?

There is no evidence to suggest that treatments delivered during assessments provide any benefit over treatment by nurses in relieving alcohol-related problems and social stigma.

Anonymous Patient Answer

What is the average age someone gets alcohol drinking?

Twenty-three to thirty-four percent of [Alcoholics use alcohol when the average age to start drinking is age 18], one tenth will start drinking before the average age to start drinking. [Age of 19 was the usual mean age to start drinking].\n\nAlcohol has many long-term side effects.

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How does tetris and assessments work?

Results indicate that students report more feelings of empathy and greater willingness to help friends, even though they only perform the task under the observer conditions. However, they have negative opinions of their abilities when performing other tasks. This effect seems to be related to how they are introduced to the task. If a task is introduced as a group task, rather than an individual task, they feel more comfortable with being part of the group than having to work alone.

Anonymous Patient Answer

What is the latest research for alcohol drinking?

[Studies show that many drinkers do not understand all the harm they might be exposed to from drinking alcohol, especially when compared to the risks of [breast cancer](, heart disease, etc. and the possible loss of life the drinkers may endanger. Drinking alcohol can be harmful to everyone's health, especially if it is not done carefully. Alcoholic drinks contain a range of harmful chemicals that can damage an alcoholics cells and cause many health problems. For example, alcohol may lead to cancers like oral, breast, stomach, colorectal and liver cancer, as well as to serious health problems such as infertility, fetal alcohol spectrum disorder and birth defects. There is a range of alcohol‘s harmful effects on an alcoholic person's health.

Anonymous Patient Answer

How serious can alcohol drinking be?

Almost all patients were aware that alcohol consumption can cause a number of physical and psychosocial problems with high prevalence in primary care, and some were more aware than others. Most patients agreed that it is important to warn them about these problems. As alcohol is an important part of the modern Swiss lifestyle, it is crucial that health professionals should inform patients more about alcohol intake in order to minimize the negative effects.

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