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Addressing Health Disparities by Providing Evidence-Based Treatment in the Black Church

  • Study HIC#:2000028991
  • Last Updated:02/22/2024

If you identify yourself as Black, are 18 years of age or older, and have a current problem with alcohol use, or alcohol and other substance use, you may be eligible to participate in a free and confidential study that will evaluate receiving substance use treatment in a church setting. Compensation up to $530. 

The aim of this project is to decrease barriers faced by Black individuals who have alcohol problems and assess whether a computer-based treatment program offered in a Black church is a good way to increase access to care versus standard treatment at a clinic. 

  • Age18 years and older
  • GenderBoth

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For more information about this study, including how to volunteer, contact:

Lawanda Frederick

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Trial Purpose and Description

Evaluating the feasibility and acceptability of providing a computer-based program (CBT4CBT), used for the treatment of alcohol use disorders, in a church setting.

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • At least 18 years of age
  • Current AUD as their principal substance use disorder, confirmed via MINI100 interview, with some drinking in the past 28 days
  • English-speaking

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Inability to provide informed consent or participate in the study procedures as proposed in the consent
  • Active suicidal or homicidal ideation or an unstable psychotic disorder (schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder) or mood disorder (bipolar disorder, severe major depressive disorder),
  • Current engagement in substance use treatment, and an unwillingness to be randomized to either condition.
  • Individuals with comorbid substance use disorders will be included, as multiple substances of use are common in this population.

Principal Investigator


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