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UConn Health Network Support Project II Alcohol Treatment Study

Free Confidential Alcohol Treatment

The Network Support Project II is a research project funded by the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. The purpose of the project is to study the effectiveness of two different types of treatment for individuals with alcohol problems. We have evidence that both treatments are good, but we want to see if one works better than the other.

Men and women age 18 and older who are seeking help for an alcohol problem and who would like to take part in a research study can apply. If you participate, you will be randomly assigned (like the flip of a coin) to one of the following two treatments.

  • Treatment 1 involves 12 individual weekly sessions aimed at helping you learn a wide variety of coping skills to deal with situations that might lead to drinking, as well as discussions of thoughts, feelings, and behaviors related to drinking. You would learn problem solving skills to help deal with difficult situations in everyday life.
  • Treatment 2 involves 12 individual weekly sessions aimed at helping you develop a social network that will support your sobriety, as well as support alcohol-free social activities. You would learn about methods of avoiding drinking, making new friends, and getting enjoyment from activities other than drinking.

Photo of Mark Litt, Ph.D.Mark Litt, Ph.D.

Principal Investigator

IRB#: 09-050-3

This research is funded by NIAAA, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.

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Eileen Porter
Department of Psychiatry
UConn Health
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT

Phone: 866-539-6113 (toll-free), 860-679-2745