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Are we making Inroads? A randomized controlled trial of a web-based CBT intervention to reduce anxiety and hazardous alcohol use in young people

Aug 20, 2021

Researchers from the Matilda Centre at the University of Sydney have published a research article titled “Are we making Inroads? A randomized controlled trial of a psychologist-supported, web-based, cognitive behavioral therapy intervention to reduce anxiety and hazardous alcohol use among emerging adults.” The report describes some of the early outcomes from the “Inroads” intervention which was delivered to 123 young people aged between 17 and 24. The Inroads program involved 5 web-based cognitive behavioral therapy modules along with weekly psychologist support via email / phone. There were reductions in alcohol use in both the intervention group and the control group (who received an assessment plus alcohol information) however the reductions in alcohol use were greater for those who received the intervention. The group who received the intervention also reported reductions in symptoms of anxiety, which persisted at the 6 month follow-up.

To find out more about the Inroads program or to refer someone to register to participate in the trial go to the Inroads website.

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