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Behavioral Intervention

AAT for Alcohol Use Disorder in Veterans

VA San Diego Healthcare System, San Diego, CA, San Diego, CA
Approach Avoidance Training +1 moreN/ARecruitingLed by Jessica A Bomyea, PhDResearch Sponsored by VA Office of Research and Development

Study Summary

This trial will test a new treatment for alcohol use disorders to see if it helps reduce hazardous drinking and improve social, occupational, and domestic functioning.

Eligible Conditions
  • Alcoholism


Screening ~ 3 weeks
Treatment ~ Varies
Follow Up ~baseline, post (week 6), follow up 1 (3 mo.), followup 2 (6 mo.)
This trial's timeline: 3 weeks for screening, Varies for treatment, and baseline, post (week 6), follow up 1 (3 mo.), followup 2 (6 mo.) 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 the Drinker Inventory of Consequences (DrInC)
Secondary outcome measures
Change in Alcohol Approach Avoidance Behavioral Assessment (approach bias score)
Change in Alcohol Approach Avoidance Imaging Assessment (BOLD neural signal)
Change in the Timeline Follow-back Procedure (TLFB)
Other outcome measures
Change in Alcohol Cue Reactivity fMRI task
Change in Alcohol Inhibition fMRI task (BOLD neural signal)
Change in Sheehan Disability Scale (SDS)
+2 more

Trial Design

2Treatment groups
Experimental Treatment
Placebo Group
Group I: Approach Avoidance TrainingExperimental Treatment1 Intervention
AAT condition, participants use a joystick to respond to the color of the border surrounding the stimulus images presented (i.e., "pull for green, push for blue"). The stimuli used are alcohol-related images and neutral beverage images. To experimentally manipulate automatic action tendencies, a contingency is set between alcohol stimuli and avoidance behaviors
Group II: Sham TrainingPlacebo Group1 Intervention
In the Sham participants use a joystick to respond to the color of the border surrounding stimulus images presented. There is no contingency between instruction type and pictures (i.e., non-training version of the task)
First Studied
Drug Approval Stage
How many patients have taken this drug
Approach Avoidance Training

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Who is running the clinical trial?

VA Office of Research and DevelopmentLead Sponsor
1,584 Previous Clinical Trials
2,897,532 Total Patients Enrolled
40 Trials studying Alcoholism
6,059 Patients Enrolled for Alcoholism
Jessica A Bomyea, PhDPrincipal InvestigatorVA San Diego Healthcare System, San Diego, CA
1 Previous Clinical Trials
130 Total Patients Enrolled

Media Library

Approach Avoidance Training (Behavioral Intervention) Clinical Trial Eligibility Overview. Trial Name: NCT05372029 — N/A
Alcoholism Research Study Groups: Approach Avoidance Training, Sham Training
Alcoholism Clinical Trial 2023: Approach Avoidance Training Highlights & Side Effects. Trial Name: NCT05372029 — N/A
Approach Avoidance Training (Behavioral Intervention) 2023 Treatment Timeline for Medical Study. Trial Name: NCT05372029 — N/A

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Is enrollment open to those over the age of eighty-five for this trial?

"This clinical trial has a patient recruitment range of 18 to 65, as specified by the inclusion criteria."

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What are the criteria for eligibility in this medical experiment?

"In order to be admitted into this medical experiment, individuals must demonstrate a history of alcohol consumption and fit within the age brackets of 18-65. The total amount of participants sought is 176."

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Are there any slots still available for individuals to participate in this clinical trial?

"As per the information provided by clinicaltrials.gov, this particular trial is not enrolling any new patients at present. Initially posted on April 3rd 2023 and last updated in May 9th 2022, it has concluded its recruitment phase; however there are 364 other trials that remain open to participants."

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Who else is applying?

What site did they apply to?
VA San Diego Healthcare System, San Diego, CA
What portion of applicants met pre-screening criteria?
Met criteria
~117 spots leftby Oct 2025